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 May 4 - 10, 2017 
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Week in Sloth

Thursday 4

“Girl Starter” (DFC 6pm) A group of young female entrepreneurs compete against one another in this reality series to win $100,000 and launch their own innovative business idea. So ... “Shark Tank,” but with all women.

Friday 5

“The Mars Generation” (Netflix Streaming anytime) Self-professed “space nerds” at Space Camp chase their dreams of going to the Red Planet in this new documentary series.

Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (Reelz 6pm) This movie chronicles former NBA player Dennis Rodman’s unlikely friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un—and his plan to improve international relations by staging a basketball game between the US and the isolated communist nation. Guess it didn’t work.

Saturday 6

Deadly Sorority (Lifetime 6pm) I’m starting to realize that Lifetime is some sort of weird “reverse porn” station. Basically every Lifetime Original Movie seems like the setup for a porn film—only instead of sleeping with bored suburban housewives and their families, various sexy stereotypes (sorority girls, substitute teachers, cheerleaders, stepdads, stepmoms, pool guys, etc.) try to kill them instead.

Of Unknown Origin (TCM 12:30am) Peter Weller (Robocop, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai) stars as a homeowner trying to renovate his New York townhouse—only to find himself locked in a battle to the death with a big rat. No, really. This weird but watchable creature feature is directed by George P. Cosmatos (who would go on to make Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra and Tombstone).

Sunday 7

“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” (Freeform 6pm) Are you looking for ways to increase the cost of your wedding by thousands of dollars? “The Bachelor” alumni Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are here to show you the “one-of-a-kind weddings and magical engagements” available at Disney destinations around the globe. Goofy is a Unitarian Universalist pastor, don’t you know?

“2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards” (MTV2/VH1/Spike/TV Land/BET 6pm) Adam Devine (of “Workaholics”) hosts. Pitbull performs live on stage. And this year’s Generation Award goes not to an individual performer, but to the entire Fast & Furious franchise. ... Yeah, sounds about right.

“The Last 100 Days of Diana” (KOAT-7 8pm) The last 100? Yeesh, couldn’t you have trimmed it down to 50 or so? I mean, some of those days—surely—she spent sitting at home doing nothing but reading fashion mags or something.

Monday 8

“Dear Mama: An Event to Honor Moms” (VH1 8pm) Anthony Anderson will prank his mom, Ludacris will pay tribute to his mom and Maxwell will sing to his mom. Also Robin Thicke will show up to talk mom stuff about the lady who birthed him. And you thought celebrities didn’t love their mothers. Shame on you.

Tuesday 9

Norm MacDonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery (Netflix streaming anytime) Norm MacDonald’s new standup special seems to be touching on some interesting topics.

Wednesday 10

“Bong Appétit: Marijuana Mother’s Day Feast” (Viceland 8:30pm) Chef Abdullah Saeed whips up the mega-stoner meal of your mom’s dreams. Cause your mom’s a hesher. I know it.

 
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