Alibi V.28 No.28 • July 11-17, 2019 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 11

“The Very VERY Best of the 70s” (AXS TV 6pm) Guests Morgan Fairchild, Catherine Bach and David Chokachi weigh in on the best “Sexy Sirens” of the ’70s. The ’70s were packed with sexy—from Farrah Fawcett’s red swimsuit to Burt Reynolds’ luxurious mustache.

Friday 12

“Blown Away” (Netflix streaming anytime) OK, so what reality show competition have we not had yet on TV? After a whole lot of thinking, Netflix has come up with … glassblowing!

“Taco Chronicles” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix’s latest travel/cooking show focuses entirely on tacos. No burritos here.

“SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” (Nickelodeon 5pm) In this hour-long SpongeBob special, the residents of Bikini Bottom prepare a surprise party for our squishy hero. Also, the voice cast (Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence) all perform live-action versions of their characters when SpongeBob and Patrick visit the “surface world.”

“Shangri-La” (Showtime 7pm) This four-part documentary looks at the “emotional side of music-making” using legendary music producer and Def Jam Records cofounder Rick Rubin’s Malibu studio as backdrop.

Saturday 13

Stalked By My Doctor: A Sleepwalker’s Nightmare (Lifetime 6pm) Evidently, if you’re not a sleepwalker, being stalked by your doctor is no big deal.

Sunday 14

In Broad Daylight (TV One 6pm) Rapper Shad Moss (aka “Bow Wow,” formerly aka “Lil’ Bow Wow”) produces and stars in this domestic thriller about a woman who gets abducted by her obsessed and estranged boyfriend.

Monday 15

“NFL’s Celebrity Flag Football Special” (Disney XD 7pm) Deion Sanders and Snoop Dogg captain teams made up of “celebrities”—most of whom are (you guessed it) Disney Channel stars (Ethan Wacker, Sadie Stanley, Sophie Pollono, Josh Rush).

Tuesday 16

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein (Netflix streaming anytime) David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) stars in this mockumentary in which the actor uncovers footage of his father’s long-lost role in a made-for-TV play.

“The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight with Robin Roberts” (KOAT-7 7pm) “Good Morning America” newscaster Robin Roberts uncovers some breaking news: A one-hour commercial for Disney’s new live-action remake of The Lion King.

“Pandora” (KWBQ-19 8pm) In this summer sci-fi series from The CW, a “resourceful young woman who has lost everything” (Priscilla Quintana) finds a new life at the Earth’s Space Training Academy. There, she and her (sexy and superpowered, of course) friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats both alien and human.

“Human Discoveries” (Facebook Watch streaming anytime) Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron provide voices for this cartoon about a bunch of prehistoric pals living at the dawn of civilization and discovering fire, the wheel and other important human milestones (like alcohol, racism and monogamy).

“Man on the Moon” (KRQE-13 9pm) CBS marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with this historical special culled from the network’s own news archive.

Wednesday 17

“Danny’s House” (Viceland 8pm) Rapper Danny Brown gets his own talk show, inviting celebrities (Hannibal Buress, Insane Clown Posse, Gilbert Gottfried, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan) to come hang out in his basement and chat.

“Pearson” (USA 8pm) Gina Torres stars in this spin-off of USA’s “Suits” as a “powerhouse lawyer” entering the dirty world of Chicago politics.