Alibi V.13 No.25 • June 17-23, 2004 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 17

“Debunked: Secrets of the Stone Spheres” (Discovery 9 p.m.) A collection of 300 gigantic stone spheres in Costa Rica have long been a source of speculation. Apparently, Discovery Channel has figured out the truth of the allegedly ancient artifacts. Guess you'll have to tune in to find out what it is.

Friday 18

“Phil of the Future” (Disney 8 p.m.) A futuristic teen ends up stranded in the present day when his time machine breaks down in Disney's newest live-action comedy for kids.

Saturday 19

“Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) NBC celebrates the 70th anniversary of the famed Harlem nightclub with a concert featuring such diverse acts as Patti LaBelle, Ashanti, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock, Willie Nelson and Ice T. That's gonna make for a strange all-star jam.

Sunday 20

La Femme Musketeer (Hallmark 6 p.m.) This historical mini-series follows the daughter of retired swashbuckler D'Artagnian (Nastasha Kinski) who must stop a blackmail plot. Gérard Depardieu, Michael York and John Rhys-Davies are along for the ride.

“Quest for King Arthur” (History Channel 7 p.m.) With the bombastic King Arthur film coming to theaters soon, History Channel digs through the few historical scraps to find out if Arthur and his knights were fact or legend.

Monday 21

“Who Wants to Marry My Dad 2” (KOB-4 9 p.m.) Three teenage girls pimp out their dad on national television. And the Republicans think homosexuals are ruining marriage in America?

Tuesday 22

“Outback Jack” (TBS 7 p.m.) TV's newest reality dating series turns all other reality dating series on their ears. The bachelor in this show is Australian! And the girls have to go to Australia to meet him! ... I t's about time somebody jumped on that super-hot Crocodile Dundee bandwagon.

“AFI: 100 Years ... 100 Songs” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) The American Film Institute salutes the 100 greatest movie songs of all time.

“N.Y.P.D. 24/7” (KOAT-7 9 p.m.) It's just like “N.Y.P.D. Blue” except it's real. And the cops don't take their clothes off nearly as much.

“Nip/Tuck” (FX 11 p.m.) Cable's most plastic surgery-obsessed drama kicks off its second season with plenty of of blood and sleazy behavior.

Wednesday 23

“T.H.E.M.” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) In case you didn't know, that stands for “Totally Hidden Extreme Magic.” In this seriously poor excuse for a show, a gang of talented street magicians jump out and surprise unsuspecting people with cheap illusions. And it's all caught on video! Next up, “Mime Time Live” in which a gang of talented street mimes ... Ah, you can guess the rest.