Week In Sloth

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Thursday 13

Sacred Cod” (Discovery 7pm) Even though this is Easter week, that is not a typo. This documentary—featuring fisherman, scientists, advocates and federal judges—looks at how the oldest fishery in the United States has been driven to the edge of commercial extinction.

Friday 14

“Fortitude” (Amazon streaming anytime) The second season of this freaky-deaky, British-made, Iceland-shot, Norway-set series moves over to Amazon. Maybe now we’ll figure out if it’s a supernatural horror series, a murder mystery or some sort of sci-fi whatsit. Last season’s finale seemed to imply the last one, but it’s flip-flopped before.

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” (Netflix streaming anytime) I wasn’t doing anything this weekend anyway. Guess I’m watching the entire first season of the new “MST3K” starring Jonah Ray, Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt.

Saturday 15

“Doctor Who” (BBC America 7pm) The 10th season of “Doctor Who” (well, the second 10th season for longtime fans) shows up with new companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) in tow.

“Class” (BBC America 8:10pm) This brand new “Doctor Who” spin-off is set in the Coal Hill School, the site of the good Doctor’s first appearance on Earth. Seems that years of time travel energy have thinned the building’s walls, making it more susceptible to extradimensional/extraterrestrial danger. Now it’s up to a group of teenage students to fight these monstrous threats.

Sunday 16

“Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives” (KOAT-7 6pm) Disney takes a behind-the-scenes look at its animal-centric documentaries.

“The White Princess” (Starz 6pm) This saucy new drama digs into the personal and political intrigue surrounding Elizabeth of York’s tumultuous marriage to King Henry VII.

“The Real Jesus of Nazareth” (Smithsonian 6pm) Right about this time of year, science and history channels get real churchy.

“The Jesus Strand: A Search for DNA” (History 7pm) See what I mean?

“Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees” (KRQE-13 7pm) Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, John Legend and Stevie Wonder show up to sing some Bee Gees songs.

“Iron Chef Gauntlet” (Food Network 7pm) Food Network’s adaptation of the crazed Japanese cooking competition returns. Now, apparently, with some sort of gauntlet.

“Guerilla” (Showtime 7pm) This six-part series (starring Idris Elba and Freida Pinto) explores life in a radical underground cell in 1970s London.

Monday 17

“Car Saviors” (Discovery 8pm) This, like “Sacred Cod,” has nothing to do with Easter. It’s just another reality show about car renovators.

Tuesday 18

“L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later” (A&E 7pm) A&E looks back at the infamous Los Angeles riots of 1992. Good times.

“Cooper’s Treasure” (Discovery 8:02pm) Former NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper allegedly left behind a map he believed would lead to “billions of dollars” in treasure. Here, Discovery attempts to decode the map, which will undoubtedly—like “Mystery of Oak Island” and “Finding Bigfoot” before it—pay off handsomely by season’s end.

Wednesday 19

“Fargo” (FX 11pm) The third season of FX’s pitch-black crime-comedy anthology finds Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Jim Gaffigan stuck in St. Cloud, Minn. for more murder, mobsters and mayhem.
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