Week in Sloth
“35th Annual NAACP Image Awards” (KASA-2 7 p.m.) Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Dennis Haysbert, Ruben Studdard, Vanessa Williams, Gabrielle Union, Mos Def and The Rock are among the presenters/performers at tonight's annual celebration of black culture. ... Wait a minute. The Rock?
“Will & Grace” (KOB-4 7:30 p.m.) “Sopranos” housewife Edie Falco and indie film diva Chloë Sevigny guest star as a pair of lesbian real estate moguls out to derail Will and Grace's dreams of becoming the next Donald Trump (or Trumps, I guess).
“Playing It Straight” (KASA-2 7 p.m.) I wish I were a network television executive. It's gotta be the easiest job in the world. Witness the amount of thought that went into coming up with this new reality show. It's a dating show in which a cute young girl has to choose from a bunch of hunks. Just like “The Bachelorette.” Only some of these guys are gay. Just like “Boy Meets Boy.” Wow. Here are some of my ideas: It's a dating show, but somebody has to eat worms. It's a dating show, but somebody has to work for Donald Trump. It's a dating show, but somebody has to live with the Osbournes.
Touching Evil (USA 7 p.m.) American TV doesn't have a very good track record for remaking British stuff, but this movie thriller is a halfway decent translation of a crackerjack English mini-series about a police profiler who takes a bullet to the brain, only to return to work months later a little, well, touched. Think of it as “Monk,” but with serial killers.
Snakehead Terror (Sci-Fi Channel 7 p.m.) I can't stop laughing at this one. A snakehead is a skinny, long-finned Chinese fish notable for the fact that it can survive out of water for several days and the fact that it's taken over a lot of American waterways. Bruce Boxleitener and Carol Alt—Hee, hee. Stop. You're killing me—star in this gooftacular TV movie about a small-town sheriff battling the threat of giant mutated fish that can survive out of water. ... I swear, I'm not making any of this up.
“High School Reunion” (KWBQ-19 8 p.m.) Frankly, I don't see the appeal of crashing somebody else's high school reunion, even if it takes place in Hawaii. Still, The WB takes a second season stab at this rather innocuous reality series.
“Fever: The Music of Miss Peggy Lee” (KNME-5 7 p.m.) Rare footage, photographs, memorabilia and interviews help profile America's slowest burning torch singer.
“Century City” (KRQE-13 8 p.m.) CBS gambles on a pretty odd concept with this one, a typical lawyer show except for the fact that it's set in the year 2030. This allows writers the freedom to tackle futuristic hot button issues like cloning and artificial intelligence. It also lets writers make up any legal crap they want. FOX once tried a doctor show set in outer space. Didn't work. Neither will this one.
“The Stones” (KRQE-13 8:30 p.m.) This new sitcom comes from the creators of “Will & Grace.” Robert Klein and Judith Light (good cast, anyway) star as a couple who decide to split up after 25 years, much to the chagrin of their two adult children, both of whom still live at home.
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