Alibi V.27 No.22 • May 31-June 6, 2018 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 31

“NBA Finals: Game 1” (KOAT-7 7pm) The Eastern and Western conference champions play a best-of-seven game series to determine who is the league champion and which city will have the first riot of the season.

Friday 1

The Pistol Shrimps (Starz.com streaming anytime) Available today on the Starz app and Starz on Demand, this documentary film looks at an all-female recreational basketball team made up of comedians and actors, and led by Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation,” “Legion”).

C.B. Strike—The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cinemax 8pm) This 3-hour miniseries is based on the crime novel by J.K. Rowling (written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith). Tom Burke (from the BBC’s “Three Musketeers”) stars as Cormoran Strike, a PTSD-rattled veteran-turned-private-detective.

Saturday 2

Marrying Mr. Darcy (Hallmark 7pm) The 2016 Hallmark romancer Unleashing Mr. Darcy (set at a Washington, D.C. dog show) gets the sequel we’ve all been waiting for.

Sunday 3

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Black Panther” (Disney XD 9am) The Black Panther gets his own pint-sized, plastic spinoff with this CGI-animated special.

“IHeartRadio Wango Tango” (Freeform 6pm) Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Backstreet Boys, 5 Seconds of Summer and Janelle Monáe headline this annual concert from Los Angeles. (Which, weirdly, has never featured Ted Nugent.)

“Succession” (HBO 8pm) Some might describe this drama starring Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck as members of a “dysfunctional American global-media family” as Trump-like.

“Buried in the Backyard” (Oxygen 8pm) Oxygen doubles down on true crime dramas, starting with this documentary series about victims found “buried in the most unsuspecting of places.”

“A Wedding and a Murder” (Oxygen 9pm) Oxygen continues to get all murdery on us by combining holy matrimony and homicide.

“Pose” (FX 10pm) This “musical dance drama” from Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) is set in 1986 and centers on the “ball culture world”—which is where we got voguing. Between this and Viceland’s “My House,” voguing is a thing again.

Monday 4

“Five Points” (Facebook streaming anytime) Facebook (yes, that Facebook) gets into the drama business with this series which follows five students at a South Side Chicago high school who experience “a life-changing event from different points of view.”

“Dietland” (AMC 7pm) In this dark (not to mention, timely) comedy from writer/director/producer Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “UnREAL”), a ghostwriter for the editor of a New York fashion magazine struggles with self-image and gets tangled up with an underground group exacting violent revenge on men accused of sexual abuse and assault.

Tuesday 5

“Bad@$$ Animals”/“An Animal #$*% My Vacation!” (National Geographic Wild 7/8pm) What the &%@$ got into you tonight, NG Wild?

Wednesday 6

“The Fosters” (Freeform 6pm) After five seasons this drama about a lesbian couple with four adopted children signs off. (Don’t worry, fans. There’s a spinoff in the works.)

“Rise of the Superbombs” (History 6pm) “Rise of the Superbombs” sounds way cooler than “Crap, We’re All Gonna Die!”