Week In Sloth

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Thursday 10

“First In Human” (Discovery 7pm) This documentary series profiles the National Institute of Health’s famed Building 10, the largest hospital in the world dedicated to medical research. Meet the brilliant minds and brave (some might say crazy) test subjects participating in the first human clinical trials of various experimental treatments.

Friday 11

“Atypical” (Netflix streaming anytime) This … let’s say “atypical” sitcom introduces us to autistic high school senior Sam (Keir Gilchrist) and his parents (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Rapaport) as they try to get through this thing called life.

“Son of Sam: The Killer Speaks” (KRQE-13 9pm) We were all so busy marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, we almost forgot to celebrate the 40th anniversary of serial killer David Berkowitz’ capture by the NYPD.

“DuckTales” (Disney XD 10pm) If you spent an inordinate amount of the ’90s watching cartoons on TV (guilty as charged), you should be very excited for this reboot of Disney’s duck-based adventure series. It’s heavily modernized and the animation style is slightly different—but that’s David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck and Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey and Louie. Other voice cast members include Kate Micucci, Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Rash, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Margo Martindale and Allison Janney! You can’t miss it. Literally. The hourlong pilot episode is airing continuously for the next 48 hours.

Saturday 12

“Orphan Black” (BBC America 8pm) For five season’s this sci-fi series has been an addictive weekly watch (thanks, largely, to the double-time-and-a-half work of star Tatiana Maslany). Tonight, the clone wars come to an end with Sarah (Maslany), Alison (Maslany), Cosima (Maslany), Helena (Maslany), Rachel (Maslany) and a few other survivors (also Maslany) taking on the Neolutionists in a final, winner-take-all battle.

Sunday 13

“Teen Choice 2017” (KRQEDT2 7pm) Is it really a choice, teens, if you just keep giving all the awards to One Direction, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus? (Those four entities have 92 Teen Choice Awards between them.)

“Get Shorty” (Epix 8pm) Chris O’Dowd (“The IT Crowd”) takes over for John Travolta in this reimagining of the 1995 movie (and the 1990 novel before it) about a crime family “fixer” who shows up in LA and teams up with a starry-eyed screenwriter.

“Reunion Road Trip: Return to the Jersey Shore” (E! 12am) The cast of “Jersey Shore”—no doubt looking like dollar store beef jerky these days—reunite for a new “docuseries” (yeah, right).

Monday 14

“I Hart Food” (Food Network 8pm) “My Drunk Kitchen” creator Hannah Hart ditches YouTube for basic cable. It’s just another travel-and-eat show, but Hart is hilarious, and she has the good taste to start off in Santa Fe.

Tuesday 15

“Haunted Towns” (Destination America 8pm) Why bother with lame old haunted houses when you can do like the Tennessee Wraith Chasers and ghostbust entire towns?

Wednesday 16

“Marlon” (KOB-4 8pm) Marlon Wayans plays some dude named Marlon who’s a dad to some kids he fathered. How does Hollywood come up with all this crazy stuff?

“Growing Up Supermodel” (Lifetime 8:02pm) Surprisingly, having rich, famous supermodels as parents isn’t the social stigma it used to be.
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