Week In Sloth

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Thursday 21

“American Beauty Star” (Lifetime 8:33pm) For those of you out there who think the parts where the models on “Project Runway” go to get their hair and makeup done are the most interesting, Lifetime presents this competition for stylists. Who will win? The one who puts red lipstick on the model, or the one who puts the slightly different shade of red lipstick on the model?

Friday 22

“Neo Tokiyo” (Netflix streaming anytime) This satire of Japanese anime is written and produced by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and features the voices of Jaden Smith, Steve Buscemi, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Desus and Mero, and Jason Schwartzman—meaning it’s way cooler than you.

“The Real Housewives Awards Nomination Special” (Bravo 9:30pm) I know it’s just a jokey clip show … but that title frightens me.

“Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus” (Cinemax 8pm) Animator Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butthead,” “King of the Hill”) chronicles outrageous tales of country music history, starting with Johnny Paycheck.

Saturday 23

“DuckTales” (Disney XD 5am) After an energetic and amusing pilot episode, Disney’s “DuckTales” reboot finally starts with a new episode. (And, yes, it will repeat all weekend, so there’s plenty of time to see it.)

“The Ultimate Guide to Sounding Smart” (History 8pm) This treasure trove of trivia aims to cover everything from the phone sex industry to cheese.

Sunday 24

“Teen Wolf” (MTV 9pm) MTV’s serious reboot of the silly Michael J. Fox/Jason Bateman movie series comes to an end. Just as well. After six seasons, he hardly seems like a teen anymore.

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians: 10-Year Anniversary Special” (E! 10pm) The war in Afghanistan is 16 years old, if that makes you feel any better.

Monday 25

“Young Sheldon” (KRQE-13 7:30pm) Sarcastic know-it-all Sheldon Cooper from “Big Bang Theory” gets his own spin-off show in which he’s a 9-year-old going to high school.

“Me, Myself & I” (KRQE-13 8:30pm) Jack Dylan Grazer, Bobby Moynihan and John Laroquette all play the main character in this sitcom about an inventor, businessman and single father during three very different time periods in his life.

“The Brave” (KOB-4 9pm) Anne Heche stars as Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Patricia Campbell, who employs the “world’s most advanced surveillance technology” to fight terrorism. So, lots of computer screens and aerial drones in this military action series—shot here in New Mexico.

“The Good Doctor” (KOAT-7 9:01pm) “Doogie Howser, M.D.” but with autism.

Tuesday 26

“Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” (KOB-4 9:01pm) Rather than thinly rewriting actual crimes and passing them off as fiction, “Law & Order” just starts dramatizing real stuff—starting with the Menendez Brothers.

“’90s House” (MTV 12:00am) To hell with PBS’ “Victorian Slum House.” Imagine having to live in a typical American house in the 1990s. Sugar Ray on the stereo all the time, “Friends” reruns on TV. Flip phones instead of smart phones! MTV—hopefully with tongue planted firmly in cheek—sends a bunch of millennials to live in this retro hell.

Wednesday 27

“SEAL Team” (KRQE-13 8pm) David Boreanaz (“Bones”) fights terrorism as part of the Navy SEALs. Because everybody on TV is fighting terrorism now.

“Liar” (Sundance 11pm) A teacher (Joanna Froggatt from “Downton Abbey”) and a surgeon (Ioan Gruffudd from Fantastic Four and one of them King Arthur movies) are rocked by scandalous accusations after they enjoy a seemingly innocent date in this six-part British thriller.
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