Week in Sloth
“When We Rise: The People Behind the Story” (KOAT-7 7pm) ABC takes a look at some of the real-life personalities behind its four-night LGBT history miniseries. Gay rights activists Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Ken Jones, Diane Jones and Cecilia Chung talk about their part in the movement.
“Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation” (Nat Geo Wild 7pm) “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan continues to milk the whole dog thing, traveling the nation with his son visiting with nonprofit, dog-based organizations and meeting with various dog lovers.
Custody (Lifetime 6pm) Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ellen Burstyn and Dan Fogler star in this family court drama that was clearly not made for Lifetime.
Belladonna of Sadness (TCM 12:15am) Kudos to TCM for digging up this edgy and obscure Japanese animated film from 1973. The psychedelic (and more often than not, static) imagery relates the story of a peasant woman who is banished from her village and makes a deal with the devil to gain witchy powers. A handful of retrograde sexual ideas aside, the film tries hard to drive home a feminist message. Despite the fact that director Eiichi Yamamoto is most famous for his work on the seminal cartoon “Astroboy,” this erotic anime borders on the X-rated.
“The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards” (TBS/TNT/truTV 6pm) Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and all the other radio-friendly usual suspects are here
“Making History” (KASA-2 7:30pm) Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project”) and Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) star in this goofy comedy about a nerdy college professor who builds a time machine and starts mucking around with history all Bill & Ted/Hot Tub Time Machine-style.
“Time After Time” (KOAT-7 8pm) The 1979 film almost everyone has forgotten gets a weekly reboot. In case you forgot, it’s about H.G. Wells (sexy Freddie Stroma) traveling through time to fight Jack the Ripper (the also-sexy Josh Bowman).
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX 11pm) Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon star as aging Hollywood icons Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, shown famously clashed with one another while shooting 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”) produces this 8-episode series.
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” (Cartoon Network 6:30pm) This non-3D computer animated prequel to the popular movie series finds would-be serious scientist Flint Lockwood struggling through his awkward high school years.
“She’s in Charge” (TLC 8:02pm) School guidance counselor Veronica “Pooh” Nash-Poleate helps her fans with their problems. If you’ve never heard of her, don’t worry, she’s internet famous. Her basic message? Eat meat, stay out of the ocean, radiate love.
“People Icons” (KOAT-7 9pm) Because the world needs more celebrity gossip, People launches this network news show, starting with tonight’s topic: Celebrity love stories. We’ve got Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Prince William and Kate, the Obamas and more. Please, People, tell me more about William and Kate!
“Survivor” (KRQE-13 7pm) Get ready for the 34th season of CBS’ hit reality show competition. That’s a mere 14 more than “M*A*S*H*” and “Seinfeld” combined.
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