Alibi V.23 No.43 • Oct 23-29, 2014 

Week in Sloth

“Constantine” on NBC

Thursday 23

“The Shatner Project” (DIY 8pm) Rev Run, Vanilla Ice, Daryl Hall, Adam Carolla and now William Shatner: Is anyone left in Hollywood who doesn’t need their own restoration show? Damn it, Jim. I’m a doctor, not a licensed contractor!

Friday 24

“Constantine” (KOB-4 9pm) Vertigo Comics’ cynical supernatural detective (played once by Keanu Reeves) gets the TV series makeover.

“Killing Bigfoot” (Discovery America 7pm) In order for the title of this new cryptozoological reality show to be remotely believable, “Finding Bigfoot” would have to be off the air.

Saturday 25

High School Possession (Lifetime 6pm) Fortunately, given the time of year, this one’s about demons and not marijuana.

The Good Witch’s Wonder (Hallmark 7pm) Catherine Bell (“JAG”) stars in this sixth sequel to Hallmark’s apparently very popular seasonal movie series. In this outing our magical heroine helps plan her stepson’s wedding—which is a fascinating thing witches do.

Sunday 26

The Dorm (MTV 9pm) Rachel Talalay (Tank Girl, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare) directs this horror-thriller about a shy college freshman who transforms into a new person after she rooms with a popular coed.

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO 7pm) HBO’s turn-of-the-century look at mobbed-up Atlantic City closes up shop for good—much like the real Atlantic City.

Monday 27

“Hair Jacked” (truTV 6pm) It’s a game show in which unsuspecting people at a hair salon are ambushed and asked a bunch of questions. If they get them right, they win money. If they get them wrong, they get a terrible haircut. (No, really. That’s the show.)

Drumline: A New Beat (VH1 7pm) Newly Mariah-less Nick Cannon stars in this made-for-TV sequel to the 2002 “historically black college marching band” movie.

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (HBO 7pm) HBO goes the archival footage route to trace the rise of soul star James Brown.

Tuesday 28

“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network 7pm) Cartoon Network breaks out a new “Adventure Time” episode just in time for Halloween. Keeping with the season, Finn and Jake fight off a vengeful specter who has invaded their tree house.

“The Great Halloween Fright Fight” (KOAT-7 7pm) Families compete for a $50,000 prize by decorating their homes for the holiday.

“Benched” (USA 8:30pm) Lawyer sitcom? Yup, lawyer sitcom. She’s working for the public defender’s office, he’s her adversary in the DA’s office? Yup, she’s working for the public defender’s office, he’s her adversary in the DA’s office. They’re ex-lovers? Yup, they’re ex-lovers.

Wednesday 29

“Lucha Underground” (El Rey 6pm) Robert Rodriguez’ Hispanic-themed genre network takes a reality show look at the world of masked Mexican wrestling.

Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York (BBC America 6pm) The Beeb chronicles the last days of the famed Welsh poet.

“Rival Survival” (Discovery 8pm) Who says Republicans and Democrats can’t work together? Arizona’s Senator Jeff Flake and New Mexico’s Martin Heinrich worked together to star in this one-off reality show about two “rivals” stranded on a deserted island with only a large film crew to keep them company.