Week In Sloth

The Week In Sloth

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Thursday 7

NBA Finals Game One” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) I don’t know who’s playing. But if basketball actually matters to you, I’m sure you do. In which case, you probably don’t need me to remind you about this. … I’ll shut up now.

Friday 8

My Daddy, the Crocodile Hunter” (Animal Planet 7 p.m.) Young Bindi Irwin looks back on her father Steve Irwin’s storied life.

Saturday 9

Bindi the Jungle Girl” (Animal Planet 3 p.m.) A mere day after saluting her dead father, Bindi Irwin gets her own TV series.

Ice Spiders (Sci-Fi 7 p.m.) Oh, come on, Sci-Fi! Now you’re just sticking random words together. I have no idea what the crap “ice spiders” are supposed to be, but apparently they’re terrorizing Patrick Muldoon from “Melrose Place” and Vanessa Williams (who … was also on “Melrose Place”).

Ruffian (KOAT-7 8 p.m.) Sam Shepard and Frank Whaley (loved you in Pulp Fiction ) star in this true story about an “inspirational” horse who ran in the 1975 Belmont Stakes.

Sunday 10

Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race” (KOAT-7 6 p.m.) Actress Krista Allen, Skateboarder Tony Hawk and Rodeo champ Ty Murray race cars in the first episode of ABC’s new summer sports/reality series.

The Planet’s Best with Terri and Bindi” (Animal Planet 7 p.m.) Bindi Irwin heads up her third TV show in as many days.

The 61 st Annual Tony Awards” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) If you’ve been keeping as close a tab on this past Broadway season as I have, then you’ll be on pins and needs waiting to find out if Legally Blonde: The Musical wins Best Book.

“The Sopranos” (HBO 10 p.m.) HBO’s landmark series gets whacked. The end of an era, people.

Monday 11

Screened Out: Gay Images in Films (TCM 6 p.m.) Turner Classic movies spends Mondays and Wednesdays all month exploring the portrayal of gays and lesbians in Hollywood films. Tonight, it’s a six-film marathon of men and women behind bars, including 1932’s Hell’s Highway , 1933’s The Ladies They Talk About , 1950’s Caged , 1950’s [ url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042982/[/url] So Young, So Bad , 1957’s The Strange One and 1955’s Women’s Prison .

Big Love” (HBO 10 p.m.) HBO spreads some of its Sunday night goodness to Monday nights.

Tuesday 12

WEC WrekCAGE” (Versus 8 p.m.) What the world needs now is more people in cages beating on each other.

Wednesday 13

First Annual Guy’s Choice Awards” (Spike 8 p.m.) This manly “anti-awards show” whittles several categories (Best Ass-Kicker, Ballsiest Band, Hottest Girl on the Planet) down to only two contestants and forces them to duke it out mano-a-mano on stage for the trophy.

Rescue Me” (FX 11 p.m.) Denis Leary returns for a fourth season of dysfunction and firefighting.

Lil’ Bush” (Comedy Central 11:30 p.m.) CC pokes fun at the prez with this pint-sized animated version of our Decider in Chief.
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