Alibi V.26 No.6 • Feb 9-15, 2017 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 9

“The History of Comedy” (CNN 8pm) How far back are they going, exactly? I mean, that one dude who tripped over his spear while hunting mammoth got a pretty big laugh.

Friday 10

“The Collection” (Amazon streaming anytime) This well-dressed drama, set in a post-war Paris fashion house, stars Richard Coyle (“Crossbones”), Mamie Gummer (“Emily Owens M.D.”) and Tom Riley (“Da Vinci’s Demons”).

David Brent: Life on the Road (Netflix streaming anytime) Ricky Gervais looks in on his old character David Brent from “The Office” as he retires from the workaday world and heads out on the road as a wannabe rock star.

Saturday 11

“The 48th NAACP Image Awards” (TV One 7pm) Anthony Anderson (star of “Black-ish”) hosts. He also happens to be nominated as Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Sounds like a conflict of interest to me.

From Straight A’s to XXX (Lifetime 6pm) A college student (Hayley Pullos, “General Hospital”) is the target of cyberbullying after it is revealed she became a porn star in order to pay off her tuition. Judd Nelson is in it too. Hopefully not as a porn star.

The Dark Side of the Sun (Discovery 8pm) Scientist launch the first-ever solar probe to help predict and prepare for solar storms and the devastation they can cause. Just look at Syfy. They’ve battled, like, three or four of them. Plus sharknadoes.

Sunday 12

“The 59th Annual Grammy Awards” (KRQE-13 6pm) Karaoke-loving James Corden hosts for the very first time. John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Adele and Bruno Mars are among the scheduled performances.

“The EE British Academy Film Awards” (BBC America 6pm) Just a quick preview of all the Brits who will be stealing our Oscars this year.

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO 9pm) John Oliver returns for his first show since November. I hope he can find some political topics to talk about.

Monday 13

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (HBO 8pm) American rock band Eagles of Death Metal soared into the spotlight back in November 2015 when terrorists attacked their concert in Paris. This documentary chronicles the attack and the band’s subsequent tour of Europe.

Tuesday 14

Girlfriend’s Day (Netflix streaming anytime) Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) wrote and stars in this comedy about a down-and-out greeting card writer who finds himself entangled in a murder plot. Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne, Ed Begley Jr., Stacy Keach and Andy Richter costar.

“Tough Mudder: The Challenge Within” (KWBQ-19 7pm) Yup, another reality competition set on a military-style obstacle course.

“Secrets of the Underground” (Science 8:02pm) Scientist Rob Nelson investigates the world’s strangest underground locations—from a secret escape route used by gangster Al Capone to a mysterious collection of earthen mounds in Washington state.

Wednesday 15

“Doubt” (KRQE-13 9pm) A “brilliant and beautiful” lawyer (Katherine Heigl) is secretly having an affair with one of her clients—who may or may not have committed murder.

“Murder Chose Me” (Investigation Discovery 8pm) Any guess on how many ID shows contain the word “Murder “ in the title? ... Pick a number. ... Higher. ... Nope. It’s 16.