Week In Sloth

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Thursday 19

Sonic Sea (Discovery 7pm) Discovery explores the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life.

Friday 20

“New ‘I Love Lucy’ Superstar Special” (KRQE-13 7pm) No, of course it’s not new. CBS has just colorized an old episode of “I Love Lucy” guest-starring John Wayne.

“Banshee” (Cinemax 8pm) This rural crime drama about a thief who steals the identity of a small-town sheriff signs off after four seasons with a series finale.

Saturday 21

All the Way (HBO 6pm) OK, so he’s not as hot as a hip-hop Alexander Hamilton, but President Lyndon B. Johnson gets his due trying to pass the Civil Rights bill in this drama based on the play by Robert Schenkkan. Yup, that’s Bryan Cranston in the lead role.

Sunday 22

“2016 Billboard Music Awards” (KOAT-7 7pm) Forget it. You can’t avoid Justin Bieber if you try.

“Catfishing the Catfisher” (TLC 7pm) Stop saying “catfish,” TV.

“Preacher” (AMC 8pm) The popular Vertigo comic book about a small-town Texas preacher who gets possessed by the mysteriously powerful offspring of an angel and a demon comes to TV courtesy of producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Neighbors). Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger and “Agent Carter”) stars.

Monday 23

“The Price is Right Primetime Special: Survivor Edition” (KRQE-13 7pm) Past contestants from CBS’ “Survivor” compete against one another on the venerable daytime gameshow. Because starving on a tropical island for a month translates well into knowing the price of a can of peas. Sorry, TV, I think you’ve officially run out of ideas.

Tuesday 24

“The Price is Right Primetime Special: Big Brother Edition” (KRQE-13 7pm) I apologize, TV. Earlier when I said you had run out of ideas, I was wrong. Now you’ve really run out of ideas.

Wednesday 25

The Price is Right Primetime Special: Amazing Race Edition” (KRQE-13 7pm) Hey, it’s me again, TV. Afraid I’ve got to apologize once more. Seems I underestimated your ability to beat a dead horse. I’m just gonna hold off saying you’ve hit rock bottom, in case you’ve got a primetime “Price is Right” special featuring past cast members from “Temptation Island” cued up for Thursday night.

“Cake Hunters” (Cooking 8pm) Wait. Hold on a sec. Who exactly “hunts” cake? Don’t you just make it? Or buy it? It’s not a wooly mammoth, you know.

“Douglas Family Gold” (Oxygen 11pm) 2012 Summer Olympian Gabby Douglas gets her own docu-reality show. Of course she does. Isn’t it high time to amend Andy Warhol’s “15 minutes of fame” quip to read “one season of a basic cable docu-reality show.”
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