Week In Sloth

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Thursday 16

“Swamp People: Ten Most Dangerous Moments” (History 6pm) I’m thinking if your 1099 tax forms list “swamp person” under occupation, you’re probably subject to more than a few on-the-job dangers.

“Good Spirits” (FYI 4pm) Master cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello goes on a global journey to create the ultimate cocktail menu, starting with a trip to Tahiti aboard a Princess Cruise ship.

Friday 17

“Fashion Police: New York Fashion Weekend 2017” (E! 9pm) Melissa Rivers and the gang descend on New York’s Fashion Week to break down the good and the bad of the runway.

“Stars to the Rescue” (Animal Planet 7pm) David Backes of the Boston Bruins, Olympian Aly Raisman, Baltimore Raven Ronnie Stanley and others share “heartwarming pet adoption and rescue stories.”

Saturday 18

Britney Ever After (Lifetime 6pm) Lifetime’s cheesiest-looking pop culture biopic explores the history of Britney Spears—from “The Mickey Mouse Club” to Las Vegas.

“Planet Earth II” (BBC America/AMC 7pm) The BBC’s biggest, fanciest nature porn returns for another Attenborough-narrated outing.

Sunday 19

“In Bed With Simon” (FYI 9:58am) French romance expert Simon Marcel Badinter discusses the headaches and heartbreaks of real relationships. Each episode is two minutes long and, yes, takes place in Simon’s signature bed.

“The Good Fight” (KRQE-13 7pm) Christine Baranski stars as a lawyer in this spin off of “The Good Wife.”

“The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary” (KOB-4 7pm) Kelsey Grammer hosts this look back at nine decades worth of iconic shows, characters, personalities and programs. Ted Danson, Tina Fey, Debra Messing and Noah Wyle are among the guests.

“Big Little Lies” (HBO 7pm) Based on the best-selling novel by Liane Moriarty, this darkly comic tale tells of “murder and mischief” in the tranquil beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. Among the cast are Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.

“Crashing” (HBO 8:30pm) An aspiring comic (Pete Holmes) finds himself without a home after he catches his wife cheating on him in this dark sitcom from Judd Apatow (“Freaks and Geeks,” The 40-year-Old Virgin).

Monday 20

“Bunsen is a Beast” (Nickelodeon 5:30pm) A multi-armed monster becomes the first of his kind at a human-filled middle school in Nickelodeon’s new toon.

“American Ninja Warrior: All Stars” (KOB-4 7pm) Hosts Matt and Akbar select teams of all-star competitors to go against one another in a “super-sized skills” challenge.

“The Breaks” (VH1 7pm) VH1’s 2016 movie about the early days of the hip-hop recording industry in New York returns as a weekly series.

Tuesday 21

“Needles and Pins” (Viceland 8pm) Tattoo artist Grace Neutral explores the underground economy of the global tattoo and piercing industry.

“Stranded With a Million Dollars” (MTV 11pm) Adventurers must survive on an island, using potential prize money to pay for survival supplies.

Wednesday 22

“2017 ABFF Honors: A Celebration of Hollywood” (BET 6pm) The American Black Film Festival has got The Birth of a Nation, Fences, Hidden Figures, Moonlight and Queen of Katwe lined up in the Movie of the Year category.

“The Brit Awards 2017” (BBC America 8pm) Dermot O’Leary (presenter of Britain’s “X Factor”) and Emma Willis (presenter of Britain’s “Big Brother”) host the British version of the Grammys. Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran are among the performers.
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