Alibi V.28 No.17 • April 25-May 1, 2019 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 25

“Gotham” (KRQE-DT2 7pm) FOX’s pre-Batman series closes out after five seasons by finally letting Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) put on a costume and fight arch enemies The Joker (Cameron Monaghan) and Bane (Shane West).

Friday 26

“Chambers” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix unveils its shot-in-Albuquerque horror series about a young heart transplant patient (Sivan Alyra Rose) compelled to investigate the mystery surrounding the donor heart that saved her life after she starts to take on certain, shall we say, sinister characteristics of the deceased. Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn are also in the cast.

“Yankee” (Netflix streaming anytime) Filmed in Mexico, this drug lord drama finds an Arizona man on the run from police, crossing the border and getting deeply involved in high-tech drug trafficking.

My Mother’s Killer Boyfriend (LMN 6pm) It’s Lifetime Movie Network, honey. The “killer” part is understood.

“Portals to Hell” (Travel 8pm) Ozzy offspring Jack Osbourne hosts his own ghost hunting reality show. Seems pretty inevitable, really.

Saturday 27

“2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” (HBO 6pm) The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies make the cut this year.

Sunday 28

“Aerial Britain” (Smithsonian 6pm) “Mythical heroes, proud cultures and thousands of years of rich history” are seen from above in Smithsonian Channel’s new high-flying series.

“The Red Line” (KRQE-13 7pm) This ensemble-cast drama series follows the impact on three different families after a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor. Noah Wyle (“ER”), Noel Fisher (“Shameless”) and Michael Patrick Thornton ( “Private Practice”) headline the cast.

Monday 29

“The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story” (KOAT-7 7pm) ABC airs this rock doc about “American Idol” star Adam Lambert taking over vocal duties from Freddie Mercury in Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek, “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters are among those interviewed.

Tuesday 30

“Ingress: The Animation” (Netflix streaming anytime) This new anime series is based on Niantic’s “augmented reality” mobile game of the same name (hence “The Animation” clarification). It’s about a police detective investigating a mysterious laboratory explosion who suddenly finds himself imbued with the power of psychometry—that is to say, the ability to read the “memories” of objects he touches.

Wednesday 1

“Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses” (Discovery 5pm) This “cautionary” documentary was compiled as part of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive’s 25th anniversary. It draws on a collection of 55,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocidal events recorded since 1994, when Steven Spielberg established the organization after filming Schindler’s List.

“The 2019 Billboard Music Awards” (KOB-4 7pm) Kelly Clarkson hosts, introducing such popular musical acts as The Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Lauren Daigle, Khalid and Panic! at the Disco. Mariah Carey gets the ICON Award.