Alibi V.27 No.33 • Aug 16-22, 2018 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 16

“SuperMansion: Summer Vacation Special” (Sony Crackle streaming anytime) The stop-motion superheroes of “SuperMansion” (airing exclusively on Sony’s Crackle streaming app) take some time off and run into former President Barack Obama (voiced by comedian Jay Pharoah).

Friday 17

“Disenchantment” (Netflix streaming anytime) Where “Simpsons” deconstructed family sitcoms and “Futurama” mined sci-fi for comedy gold, Matt Groening’s newest animated show looks to the world of fantasy for laughs. Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”) stars as a booze-fueled princess who skips out on a fairy tale wedding and befriends a naïve elf (Nat Faxon) and a tiny demon (Eric Andre).

“Magic For Humans” (Netflix streaming anytime) Magician/comedian Justin Willman hits the road trying to “master the art of being human.” Not sure what that means. But he can conjure spiders.

“WE Day” (KOAT-7 7pm) John Stamos, Jennifer Aniston and The Chainsmokers “celebrate young world changers that are setting a new standard for what it means to make a difference locally and globally.” … Yeah, nothing says “young world changer” like host John Stamos.

Saturday 18

“DuckTales” (Disney 10:30am) The first season of Disney’s solid reboot of “DuckTales” features the introduction of longtime nemesis Magica De Spell (former “Doctor Who”/“The Office” star Catherine Tate), a visit by Gizmoduck (Broadway king Lin-Manuel Miranda) and a special appearance by Don Cheadle (as Donald Duck’s “new” voice). Damn, that’s some impressive cameo action there, Disney.

Sunday 19

“Shades of Blue” (KOB-4 9pm) Jennifer Lopez’ melodramatic NYC cop drama ends its run after three seasons’ worth of “I vaguely recall that’s a show” action.

Monday 20

“Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool” (KRQE-13 7pm) James Corden’s memorable team-up with a joyfully nostalgic Paul McCartney is highlighted in this latest collection of bits from “The Late Late Show.”

“2018 MTV Video Music Awards” (MTV/VH1 7pm) The only music video I’ve seen in the last year? Childish Gambino’s “This is America.” Kinda hope it wins.

“Little Life on the Prairie” (TLC 8:02pm) Oh, look. TLC found another couple with achondroplasia dwarfism to follow around with cameras. And they own a farm. Just like the Roloff family on TLC’s “Little People, Big World.” Soon all farmers of short stature will work for TLC. It’s the way of the world.

Tuesday 21

“Too Stupid to Die” (MTV 6pm) I feel like the title of this new hidden camera prank series applies to every reality show ever aired on MTV.

“Betty White: First Lady of Television” (KNME-5 7pm) The 96-year-old star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Golden Girls” and a whole lot of TV game shows gets the career retrospective she deserves, courtesy of PBS.

Wednesday 22

“The Story of the Royals” (KOAT-7 8pm) The Kansas City Royals? … Oh, those British ones? Pass.