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Thursday 27

“Answer for Heaven” (Netflix streaming anytime) A righteous angel comes to Earth and teams up with a hard-charging crime reporter to figure out why humans are doing fewer good deeds in this seriously odd-sounding metaphysical drama out of Thailand.

“Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?” (Boomerang streaming anytime) The 13th animated Scooby-Doo series finds the Mystery Inc. crew hooking up with various guest stars, much like 1972’s “The New Scooby-Doo Movies.” But for this go-around, the lineup of celebrities is … interesting. Among the first season cameos: Sia, Ricky Gervais, Bill Nye, Halsey, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Penn & Teller, Mark Hamill, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Steve Urkel and Batman (and yes, those last two are fictional—but will be there nonetheless).

Friday 28

“7SEEDS” (Netflix streaming anytime) In this animated adaptation of the popular manga series, several groups of humans—cryonically frozen to survive a catastrophic meteor strike on Earth—struggle to survive in postapocalyptic Japan.

“Family Business” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix launches its next Global Series with this French comedy. After learning France is about to legalize pot, a down-on-his-luck entrepreneur (Gérard Darmon) and his family race to turn their butcher shop into a marijuana café.

Saturday 29

The Bobby DeBarge Story (TV One 8pm) The falsetto-voiced oldest sibling in the funk-pop band DeBarge gets his own biopic.

Sunday 30

“The Rook” (Starz 9pm) Stephenie Meyer (of Twilight fame, of course) is the producer behind this supernatural miniseries, based on a book that someone else (Daniel O’Malley) wrote. A young woman (Emma Greenwell from “Shameless”) wakes up on London’s Millennium Bridge, surrounded by dead bodies and with no memory of what happened. Turns out she’s working for a clandestine government agency and is blessed with some freaky supernatural powers. Paula Patton, Joely Richardson and Olivia Munn round out the secret-keeping cast.

“What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage” (KRQE-DT2 8:30pm) Fred Savage (“The Wonder Years”) stars as himself, hosting this jokey spoof of TV “aftershows.” (You know, those cable TV gabfests that follow cult series like “The Walking Dead” or “Better Call Saul”?) This one finds Savage talking every week with the “cast and crew” of the (fictional) sci-fi thriller “The Flare” (which is, to reiterate, not a real show).

“The Loudest Voice” (Showtime 11pm) Aussie Russell Crowe goes bald and tubby (tubbier?) to star in this five-episode miniseries about the founder of FOX News, notorious rich jerk Roger Ailes.

Monday 1

Blade Trilogy (Syfy 1:30pm) Eh, it’s Monday. Why bother going to work? Just stay home and watch Wesley Snipes kill vampires. The original Blade starts it off, followed by Blade II (4pm) and Blade: Trinity (6:30pm).

Tuesday 2

“Aircrash Confidential” (Reelz 6pm) Reelz’ new documentary series looks at the “true” stories behind various airline disaster movies like Flight and We Are Marshall.

Wednesday 2

“The Last Czars” (Netflix streaming anytime) Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty in this high-tone historical docudrama.


 
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