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 Oct 11 - 17, 2018
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Week in Sloth

Thursday 11

“How Far Is Tattoo Far?” (MTV 7:01pm) When it comes to subjects like drinking, teen pregnancy and tattoos, I trust MTV to know what’s too far … and go way beyond that.

Friday 12

“The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” (Netflix streaming anytime) This bizarro cooking show features the scary desserts of baker Christine McConnell—and a bunch of creepy Jim Henson puppets.

“The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix streaming anytime) Shirley Jackson’s seminal ghost story gets a TV series remake with Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton and Henry Thomas.

“The Romanoffs” (Amazon streaming anytime) Producer Matthew Weiner (“Mad Men”) is behind this odd anthology series about people around the world who believe they are descendants of the Russian royal family. Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet, Diane Lane, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wylie, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery are among the ensemble cast.

“Titans” (DC Universe streaming anytime) For only $74.99 a year, you can watch … well, this live-action adaptation of DC’s Teen Titans comic. Eventually there will be other stuff. But for now, you get emo Robin and friends.

Saturday 13

Cucuy: The Boogeyman (Syfy 5pm) Popular Latino boogeyman and Albuquerque’s South Valley substitute for Zozobra (where he’s known as El Kookooee) gets his own low-budget Syfy horror flick.

Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow (Discovery 7pm) Less than a month after bowing in IMAX theaters, Discovery’s 60th anniversary of NASA documentary heads to the airwaves.

Sunday 14

“Charmed” (KWBQ-19 8pm) Sarah Jeffery, Melonie Diaz and Madeline Mantock replace Alyssa Milano, Shanned Doherty and Holly Marie Combs as TV’s new “Power of Three,” a trio of sisters who discover their secret witchy powers.

“Camping” (HBO 8pm) Jennifer Garner and David Tennant star as a not-so-happily married couple meticulously planning an outdoor trip to celebrate his 45th birthday. Lena Dunham is the creator, but it’s based on a British series.

“The Alec Baldwin Show” (KOAT-7 9:01pm) Actor Alec Baldwin scores a rare primetime talk show gig with this unscripted, one-on-one chat-’em-up. First up: Jerry Seinfeld.

“Eli Roth’s History of Horror” (AMC 10:12pm) Horror director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno) explores the history of scary movies. Tonight’s subject: zombies.

“Harvey Birdman, Attorney General” (Cartoon Network 1am) Adult Swim’s surreal take on the old Hanna-Barbera character returns just when we need him the most—and with an improved job title from the 2001 to 2007 go-around (“Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law”).

Monday 15

“Constantine: The Legend Continues” (KWBQ-19 8pm) Originally titled “Constantine: City of Demons” and aired as a web series on The CW’s Seed, this animated mini-movie is a spinoff of NBC’s short-lived but largely spot-on version of DC’s supernatural detective series. Having incorporated the character (played by Matt Ryan) into “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” The CW goes ahead and airs this mature audience toon.

Tuesday 16

“The Conners” (KOAT-7 7pm) ABC’s “Roseanne” reboot pulls a “Valerie.” (Star Valerie Harper got written out of the second season of her eponymous 1986 sitcom, which became “The Hogan Family.”)

“T-Pain’s School of Business” (Fuse 9pm) Auto-Tuned rap star T-Pain hosts this “Shark Tank”-esque series in which he profiles 18 innovative startup companies created by millennials. … Wait. Are they talking about the same T-Pain I am?

Wednesday 17

“Man’s Greatest Food” (Cooking 7pm) This new culinary series starts off with beef. Kinda all downhill from there, don’t you think?


 
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