Week in Sloth
 Alibi V.24 No.53 • Dec 31-Jan 6, 2015 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 31

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016” (KOAT-7 7pm-10pm/11:30pm-1:09am) Jenny McCarthy and Fergie cohost. Carrie Underwood performs.

“Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” (KASA-2 7-9pm/11-12:30pm) Terry Crews and Wendy Williams cohost. Jussie Smollett, Shawn Mendes, Austin Mahone, Pia Mia, Prince Royce and R. City perform.

“A Toast to 2015!” (KOB-4 7pm) Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb interview Zooey Deschanel, Eva Longoria, Michael Bublé, Blake Shelton, Katherine Heigl and Howie Mandel.

“NBC’s New Year’s Eve Game Night with Andy Cohen” (KOB-4 9pm) If you have no friends to hang out with New Year’s Eve, you can always watch Andy Cohen play games with John Stamos, Bob Saget, Whitney Cummings, JB Smoove and Rob Riggle. That’s not sad at all.

“NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” (KOB-4 11:30-12:30pm) Gwen Stefani performs. Among others, probably. Blake Shelton, I’m guessing.

Friday 1

“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” (KNME-5 7pm) Just for fun, PBS/BBC send their modern-day Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) back to the 1890s to solve a crime.

Saturday 2

“MythBusters Revealed” (Discovery 6pm) With this “Behind the Season Season Opener,” Adam and Jamie showcase what they plan to tackle in their final season on air.

Being Evel (History 7pm) History Channel explores the life and times of famed motorcycle daredevil (and much-abused kids’ toy) Evel Knievel in this recent documentary feature by Daniel Junge (A LEGO Brickumentary).

Sunday 3

“Galavant” (KOAT-7 7pm) ABC’s musical fairy tale returns for a second, mico-sized season, for those who are going through withdrawal now that “Once Upon a Time” is off the air for a few weeks.

“Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” (KASA-2 7:30pm) A recent college grad (Jack Cutmore-Scott from Kingsman: The Secret Service) tries to get though life with the help (or not) of his dudebro friends, all of whom appear to have watched The Hangover one too many times.

“Downton Abbey” (KNME-5 8pm) The final season of PBS’ starched collar soap opera gets underway. Eat it up while you can, Anglophiles.

“Bordertown” (KASA-2 8:30pm) From the creators of “Family Guy” comes this (no doubt culturally sensitive) cartoon about a wacky border patrol agent who is surprised to find his daughter is engaged to a Mexican immigrant.

Monday 4

“Superhuman” (KASA-2 7pm) Kal Penn hosts a competition with a $100,000 prize that tests 12 contestants who have “special abilities.”

The Breaks (VH1 7pm) In this hip-hop drama, three pals work to make their mark on the music industry in the summer of 1990.

Tuesday 5

“Pitch Slapped” (Lifetime 8:02pm) Oh, good. Somebody finally came up with a punny new title for a televised singing competition, so we can finally squeeze another one on the air.

“The Shannara Chronicles” (MTV 11pm) MTV—of all places—tries to go the “Game of Thrones” route with this fantasy-filled adaptation of Terry Brooks’ popular book series about magic swords, elfstones and warlock lords. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (who gave us “Smallville” and “Into the Badlands”) are the ones who conjured it up.

Wednesday 6

“People’s Choice Awards 2016” (KRQE-13 8pm) Jane Lynch hosts this show handing out awards to a bunch of already incredibly popular people. Because Johnny Depp, Vin Diesel, Justin Bieber, Dr. Oz and the cast of “2 Broke Girls” really need an award to make themselves feel better.