Week In Sloth

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Thursday 20

“Syfy Presents Live From Comic Con” (Syfy 9pm) Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) hosts a three-night event, broadcasting live from the legendary San Diego Comic Con. Look for guests, costumes galore and plenty of pop-cultural news.

Friday 21

“Ozark” (Netflx streaming anytime) The always welcome Jason Bateman headlines (and also directs and produces) this drama about a financial advisor who moves his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks after being ordered to launder $500 million for a drug boss.

“Choccywoccydoodah” (Cooking 6pm) I beg your pardon?

Disney’s Descendants 2 (KOAT-7/Disney/LMN/Disney XD/Freeform/Lifetime 6pm) Disney is evidently very proud of this TV movie sequel, debuting it on a number of platforms tonight. Seems that the teenage offspring of various Disney villains are back, and Mal (the daughter of Maleficent) is now busy fighting Uma (the daughter of Ursula) for control of a magical kingdom. … Kids these days.

Saturday 22

Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio (Spike 7pm) Filmmaker Joe Berlinger and intelligence analyst Angela Clemente team up to figure out what happened to six missing women in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Risk (Showtime 7pm) Filmmaker Laura Poitras gains unprecedented access to controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his team for six years.

Sunday 23

“Phelps vs. Shark” (Discovery 6pm) The world’s fastest human swimmer, Olympian Michael Phelps goes head-to-head with a shark in a winner-take-all race. No biting, guys.

Monday 24

“Welcome to the Wayne” (Nickelodeon 3:30pm) In this spiritual companion to conspiracy-crazy cartoon “Gravity Falls,” a group of kids explores a mysterious, secret-filled apartment complex.

“Midnight, Texas” (KOB-4 9pm) In this totally unrelated follow-up to Charlaine Harris’ naughty HBO series “True Blood,” we travel to a small town filled with vampires, witches, psychics and other supernatural beings—but this one’s set in Texas, not Louisiana. Also, it was shot here in Albuquerque.

“Somewhere Between” (KOAT-7 9pm) A strange twist of fate allows a San Francisco news producer (Paula Patton, Jumping the Broom) to know the day, place and manner in which her 8-year-old daughter will be killed. But can she prevent it from happening?

Tuesday 25

“Rare—Creatures of the Photo Ark” (KNME-5 8pm) Photographer Joel Sartore travels the world trying to photograph rare animals before they go extinct.

Wednesday 26

“Signed” (VH1 7pm) Hip-hop acts battle to get signed by music moguls in TV’s newest music competition.

“So Sharp” (Lifetime 8pm) The championship University of Louisville Dance Team gets its own reality show in which one of those “over-the-top” dance coaches pushes them to excel by yelling a lot.
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