Alibi V.20 No.43 • Oct 27-Nov 2, 2011 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 27

“Community” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) The annual Halloween episode is always a fine time to check in on NBC’s criminally underrated sitcom.

“Beavis and Butt-Head” (MTV 11 p.m.) Holy 1995, Batman! Mike Judge’s cartoon idiots return to MTV. Cornholio lives!

“Project Accessory” (Lifetime 8:32 p.m.) Like a college roommate using your tube top as a party dress, Lifetime stretches the concept of “Project Runway” all out of shape with this reality show competition spin-off. In it, contestants make belts and handbags and ... other accessories of some sort.

Friday 28

“Chuck” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) I like “Chuck,” but NBC’s spy-fi comedy has never been very confident in its concept, juggling characters and premises almost every season. For this, the show’s final season, Chuck and pals are a bunch of freelance spies-for-hire.

“Grimm” (KOB-4 8 p.m.) Cops hunt fairy tale monsters in NBC’s new fantasy series.

“Brides of Beverly Hills” (TLC 8 p.m.) I may be nearly alone in my opinion, TV, but no matter how many times and in how many combinations you throw the words “bride/brides/bridal” and “Beverly Hills” at me, I am not watching your stupid, hissy-fit-prone reality shows.

Saturday 29

Possessing Piper Rose (Lifetime 6 p.m.) Since this Exorcist knockoff is airing on Lifetime, I’m assuming the young lady being possessed by Satan is either a breast cancer survivor or dating a psycho she met on the Internet.

The Good Witch’s Family (Hallmark 7 p.m.) Catherine Bell returns as a small-town witch in Hallmark’s once-a-year movies series.

Zombie Apocalypse (Syfy 7 p.m.) I appreciate, Syfy, that you’re giving us actual zombies instead of natural disasters or giant CGI animals for Halloween. But does it have to be as distressingly generic as Zombie Apocalypse?

Sunday 30

“Allen Gregory” (KASA-2 7:30 p.m.) Jonah Hill (Superbad) is the creator of this new cartoon about an annoyingly pretentious 7-year-old forced to attend public school after his two gay dads go broke.

Monday 31

“Scared Shrekless” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Seriously? The only Halloween special airing on network television Halloween night is based on Shrek? Trick!

“Ghost Hunters Live!” (Syfy 5 p.m.) It’s Halloween, and you know what that means: Six hours’ worth of ghost hunters wandering around in the dark, shouting, “What was that?!?”

“Rock Center With Brian Williams” (KOB-4 9 p.m.) I bet Brian is pretty pissed that “30 Rock” was already taken. Because “Rock Center” sounds stupid. Plus, nobody has ever called it that.

Tuesday 1

“War, Women & Peace” (KNME-5 8 p.m.) PBS’ five-part documentary series examines how war affects women and vice versa.

“Friendzone” (MTV 8 p.m.) MTV’s newest dating show features best friends who want to “take it to the next level.” ... Friends with benefits?

Wednesday 2

“MythBusters Dirty Dozen” (Discovery 7 p.m.) The MythBusters declassify their top 10 testing locations (some of which are right here in New Mexico) and give viewers the inside scoop.