Alibi V.26 No.52 • Dec 28-Jan 3, 2017 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 28

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (KRQED-2 7pm) Apple Music presents this documentary about how Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs overcame adversity and tragedy to become a singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur. Basically, if you haven’t heard from Diddy’s lips how awesome he is, the documentary will spell it out for you.

Friday 29

La Mante (Netflix streaming anytime) A jailed female serial killer—known as “The Mantis”—decides to help police when a string of murders that copycat her style show up decades later. Carol Bouquet (For Your Eyes Only) stars in this French miniseries.

Saturday 30

Royal New Year’s Eve (Hallmark 6pm) Hallmark isn’t going to let a little thing like the end of Christmas stop the network from producing more holiday-centric rom-coms.

Web Cam Girls (Lifetime 6pm) Lifetime, on the other hand, heads straight back to frightening suburban mothers about how their daughters will be murdered.

Sunday 31

“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018” (KOAT-7 7pm) Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, Sugarland, Kelly Clarkson, Fitz & The Tantrums, DJ Khaled, Florida George Line, Hailee Steinfeld and Imagine Dragons show up to play you into the new year (which, hopefully, will feature some new acts).

“FOX’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square” (KRQED2 7pm) FOX swaps out Pitbull for Steve Harvey. Improvement or no? you decide! Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys, Macklemore, Flo Rider and Neil Diamond are among the random bowling alley karaoke machine’s worth of musical guests.

Monday 1

“The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish” (Amazon 6am) Amazon livestreams the Rose parade with longtime local TV hosts “Cord Hosenbeck” and “Tish Cattigan” (actually Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon, mercilessly skewering low-rent local TV personalities).

“UniKitty!” (Cartoon Network 7am) The cute unicorn/kitten/princess with anger management issues from The LEGO Movie gets her own TV series.

Tuesday 2

“LA to Vegas” (KRQED2 8pm) From the producers of “Modern Family” comes this sitcom about the clueless but cocky cabin crew of a cheapy LA to Las Vegas airline route.

“Tesla’s Death Ray: Murder Declassified” (Discovery 8:01pm) Yup. Discovery will dig into the history of inventor Nicolai Tesla’s infamous “death ray.” And then, a team of scientists are going to build it. Hey, when it comes to evil world rulers, we could do worse than Discovery Channel.

Wednesday 3

“Grown-ish” (Freeform 6pm) If you can be “black-ish,” I suppose you can be “grown-ish.” This new sitcom follows Zooey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) as she heads to college and begins a journey to adulthood.

“9-1-1” (KRQED2 8pm) Angela Bassett, Connie Britton and Peter Krause are among the ensemble cast. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck (“Nip/Tuck,” “Glee,” “American Horror Story” are the executive producers behind this drama about emergency operators and first responders.