Alibi V.27 No.21 • May 24-30, 2018 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 24

“Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day” (KOB-4 7pm) It’s Red Nose Day. Something about wearing clown noses and raising money for sick kids. NBC celebrates with a night of Red Nose Day-centric programming, starting with a celebrity edition of “American Ninja Warrior.” Wrestler Nikki Bella, dancer Derek Hough, rapper Ne-Yo and actor Gregg Sulkin are among the celebs tackling the infamous obstacle course.

“Terrence Howard’s Fright Club” (KRQEDT2 7pm) I mean, who didn’t see a Terrence Howard-based hidden camera prank show coming?

Friday 25

“Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” (Netflix streaming anytime) Longtime pals Steve and Marty recently got together for a comedy tour, which Netflix was nice enough to record for those of us who couldn’t get tickets.

“Picnic at Hanging Rock” (Amazon Streaming anytime) Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”) stars in this Australian series, based on the book by Joan Lindsay (and made into a famous 1975 film by Peter Weir) The plot concerns a group of students at an Australian girls’ school who inexplicably vanish while on a school trip.

“Phenoms” (KRQEDT2 7pm) FOX’s new sports series chronicles the lives of rising world soccer stars, ensuring that virtually no one born in America will care.

Saturday 26

The Tale (HBO 8pm) Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox (Beirut: The Last Home Movie, My Reincarnation) writes and directs this semi-autobiographical drama about a mother who discovers a “story” that her adult daughter wrote when she was 13, detailing a troubling relationship with two of her teachers. Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn and Jason Ritter star.

Sunday 27

“The Break with Michelle Wolf” (Netflix streaming anytime) Hot off her gig at the White House Correspondents Dinner, former “Daily Show” contributor Michelle Wolf gets her own topical comedy gig.

“The Fourth Estate” (Showtime 5:30pm) In this behind-the-scenes documentary series, The New York Times works to cover the Trump Administration during its first 100 days.

“Finding Bigfoot: Return of the Legend” (Animal Planet 6pm) Oh, thank God! AnPlan’s docu-reality show finally returns for a 10th season. Now Matt Moneymaker and crew can get back to the serious work of not finding Bigfoot.

Monday 28

“Casey Anthony’s Parents Speak” (A&E 6pm) It’s been 10 years. Maybe they remembered something.

Tuesday 29

“Arrested Development” (Netflix streaming anytime) Twelve years after being canceled by FOX and a mere five years after getting revived by Netflix, we finally get the loooong-awaited fifth season. Who killed Lucille Ostero? We’ll find out … later this year when the second half of this season premieres.

“100 Code” (WGN 8pm) Dominic Monaghan (the Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) star in this Swedish-American buddy cop drama about a New York detective and a Stockholm investigator who suspect a series of serial killings in both cities may be linked.

Wednesday 30

“Reverie” (KOB-4 9pm) In this 10-episode summer sci-fi series, a former hostage negotiator (Sarah Shahi from “Person of Interest”) is hired to rescue a bunch of people stuck in an advanced virtual-reality simulation.

“The Americans” (FX 11pm) After six seasons of suburban espionage, FX’s ’80s-set Russian spy drama says do svidanya.