Alibi V.27 No.37 • Sept 13-19, 2018 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 13

“The Oslo Diaries” (HBO 9pm) This docu-drama is a re-enactment of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, a secret meeting between Israeli, Palestinian and American officials. I mean, they’re still fighting—but at least everybody got a Nobel Peace Prize out of it.

Friday 14

“Car Masters: Rust to Riches” (Netflix streaming anytime) In its continuing effort to replace all of cable TV, Netflix adds one of those classic car restoration shows the History/Discovery loves so much.

“Forever” (Amazon streaming anytime) “SNL” vets Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen star as a long-married couple whose middle-aged rut gets shaken up by a life-changing ski trip.

“Sunday’s Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning” (KRQE-13 7pm) Jane Pauley hosts this look back at the history of “CBS Sunday Morning,” which launched in January of 1979 with Charles Kuralt as anchor.

“Haunted Live” (Travel Channel 8pm) Viewers are invited to participate in a live ghost hunt via social media. To prepare, repeat after me in a whispery scream: “What the hell was that?”

Saturday 15

“Planet Earth: Yellowstone” (BBC America 7pm) The Beeb’s nature porn series recycles its best footage of Yellowstone National Park for this outdoor special.

Sunday 16

“Warriors of Liberty City” (Starz 9pm) LeBron James executive produces this documentary about the titular crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, which has produced an extraordinary number of NFL players. The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by hip-hop pioneer Luther Campbell (formerly known as X-rated rapper Luke Skyywalker)

Monday 17

“70th Primetime Emmy Awards” (KOB-4 6pm) Colin Jost and Michael Che, anchors of the “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update segments, are apparently ready for primetime. They’re coming out of late-night TV land to host tonight’s big award show.

“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Nickelodeon 7:30pm) In case you’re keeping track, this is the fifth animated “reimagining” TV version of Eastman and Laird’s “Heroes on the Half Shell.” (including the 1997-98 live-action version).

Tuesday 18

“Sorry For Your Loss” (Facebook streaming anytime) Elizabeth Olsen (the good Olsen kid), stars in this dark comedy about a young widow forced to reevaluate her life and relationships after the unexpected death of her husband. Yeah, you have to watch it on Facebook.

“Sweet Home Sextuplets” (TLC 8:03pm) Clear your schedule, TLC found some more fertile people to star in a reality show.

“The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold” (Viceland 8:30pm) Was Donald Trump recorded uttering “the N word” on “The Apprentice”? Was he videotaped getting peed on by hookers in Russia? Is there worse out there? Roseanne’s ex-husband (who was a contestant on “The Apprentice,” and might have an inside line) goes on the hunt for the evidence.

Wednesday 19

“I Feel Bad” (KOB-4 9:02pm) Sarayu Blue (“Sons of Tucson”) stars as a wife, mother and career woman who struggles with guilt over her need to “have it all.” It’s based on Orli Auslander’s novel I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything.