Week In Sloth

The Week In Sloth

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This is what state-of-the-art looked like back in 1981. (Well, actually not even then.)
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Thursday 25

The Tiger Next Door (Animal Planet 7 p.m.) Yeah, well, it beats having a rap metal band next door.

Friday 26

“Ben 10: Alien Force” (Cartoon Network 9 p.m.) Cartoons don’t normally get series finales, but apparently “Ben 10” is. In this special two-part ep, titled “The Final Battle,” Ben … uh … I’m gonna go with “battles aliens for the final time.”

“Caprica” (SyFy 7 p.m.) SyFy’s “Battlestar Galactica” spin-off/prequel airs its winter season finale. So far, the show is way more soapy than “Battlestar.” Still, there’s something kind of intriguing about its mix of cute girl robots, virtual reality, business shenanigans and ethnic vendettas.

Clash of the Titans (TCM 8 p.m.) This is what state-of-the-art looked like back in 1981.

“Top Yam: The Louisiana Yambilee Queen Pageant” (TLC 8 p.m.) Little-known fact: Sandra Day O’Connor, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey were all Louisiana Yambilee Queens.

“Chandon Pictures” (Sundance 10 p.m.) Rob Carlton wrote, directed and stars in this hit Australian comedy series about an egotistical documentary filmmaker who pays his bills by shooting mundane wedding and birthday party videos.

Saturday 27

“Paranormal Court” (TLC 8 p.m.) Psychic Robert Hansen settles family disputes with help from the dead. So, it’s just like “Judge Judy” only way more useless. … On the other hand, in the case of “Who Piddled on the Living Room Carpet?” I would relish the idea of calling Abraham Lincoln to the witness stand.

“2010 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” (USA 9 p.m.) I do hope this august occasion isn’t marred by some honoree taking a chair to the face.

Sunday 28

“How Much is Your Dead Body Worth?” (CNBC 8 p.m.) Hey, a way out of this economic crisis!

“The Trials of Amanda Knox” (TLC 9 p.m.) Amanda Knox: Crazy American sexpot murderer or naive schoolgirl fallguy? Honestly, I can’t tell. Maybe this documentary will help.

Monday 29

“Mrs. Menendez” (A&E 9 p.m.) Thank god! It’s about time Tammi Saccoman, the jailhouse bride of preppie parent killer Erik Menendez, got her own reality show. Because, really, who’s more deserving?

Tuesday 30

“V” (KOAT-7 9:02 p.m.) This fun sci-fi remake debuted in November with the best ratings of any new show. Then ABC waited four months to air another episode. Way to capitalize on that momentum, guys. To recap: Aliens have invaded. They’re secretly lizards. They probably want to eat our faces off.

Wednesday 31

“It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Yeah, the Peanuts holiday specials are really a case of diminishing returns. Still, this 1974 Easter show is way better than “St. Patrick’s Day Is a Pointless Holiday Until You’re of Drinking Age, Charlie Brown.”

“In Plain Sight” (USA 8 p.m.) USA’s shot-in-Albuquerque witness relocation-centric cop drama enters another season.
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