The Week In Sloth: More Dating Shows, More “Cajun” Shows And A Jersey Shore Shark Attack

The Week In Sloth

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Thursday 7

“Take Me Out” (KASA-2 7 p.m.) George Lopez hosts this reality dating series in which three women search for a summertime fling. … You lost me at “George Lopez.”

“The Choice” (FOX 8 p.m.) Those silly rotating chairs from “The Voice” have been repurposed for this skeevy “celebrity” dating show. Which girl will freestyle moguls skiing 11-time World Cup gold medalist Jeremy Bloom, soap opera actor Jason Cook or celebrity DJ Pauly D choose? I can’t imagine a universe in which I would care.

“Saving Hope” (KOB-4 8 p.m.) Not a spin-off of FOX’s “Raising Hope,” but a medical drama about a doctor who ends up in a coma and somehow haunts a hospital, dispensing medical advice in spirit form. Because, why not?

“Cajun Justice” (A&E 8 p.m.) Cable TV continues its love of all things redneck-ish and hillbilly-like, slapping the word “Cajun” on yet another reality show genre: the police ride-along documentary.

Friday 8

“Comedy Bang! Bang!” (IFC 8 p.m.) Zach Galifianakis is the first guest on Scott (“Mr. Show”) Aukerman’s oddball talk show—a spin-off of his oddball radio show.

“Bunk” (IFC 8:30 p.m.) Standup comics go head-to-head in assorted absurdist competitions (“shaming puppies for ridiculous prizes,” for example) in this semireal game show.

Saturday 9

“Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design” (Discovery 7 p.m.) Stephen Hawking explains the secret to life, the universe and everything. We try to look like we understand what he’s talking about.

Jersey Shore Shark Attack (Syfy 7 p.m.) God bless Syfy Channel. That is all.

“Spike Guy’s Choice 2012” (Spike 7 p.m.) Spike’s annual tribute to manly dude-itude hands awards to various jocks, action movie stars and Victoria’s Secret models.

“Real Life: The Musical” (OWN 8 p.m.) Each week, a team of coaches helps people turn real-life events into musical spectaculars: marriage proposals, weddings, STD results.

Sunday 10

“The 66 th Annual Tony Awards” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) Neil Patrick Harris hosts. (Of course he does.)

“True Blood” (HBO 7 p.m.) Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: SVU”) joins the cast for a fourth bloody season.

Monday 11

“Figure It Out” (Nickelodeon 5 p.m.) The popular ’90s children’s game show returns, sans Summer Sanders.

“The 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time” (G4 6 p.m.) Let the online sniping begin.

“Bunheads” (ABC Family 7 p.m.) A newly married Vegas showgirl (Broadway baby Sutton Foster) gets stuck running a small-town ballet academy. Between this and The CW’s “Breaking Pointe,” I sense a new, ballet-based trend in television.

Tuesday 12

“Barter Kings” (A&E 7 p.m.) A&E comes up with the faintest possible variation on the “buying and selling people’s old crap” reality show formula with this “trading and bartering people’s old crap” reality show.

“Thorne” (Encore 7 p.m.) David Morrissey (The Red Riding trilogy, “Blackpool,” The Other Boleyn Girl ) is a cop who hunts serial killers. British serial killers, mind you.

Wednesday 13

“Strictly Irish Dancing” (TLC 8 p.m.) Finally! A docu-reality show about a family of Irish step dancers. Just what … somebody has been waiting for.
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