Week In Sloth

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Thursday 1

“American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja” (USA 7pm) Three-person teams compete against one another in newly constructed, side-by-side obstacle courses, ANW-style.

Friday 2


“B: The Beginning” (Netflix streaming anytime) Netflix is co-producer of this original anime series about a futuristic kingdom powered by advanced technology and a legendary police investigator hunting down a mysterious serial killer known only as “B.”

Saturday 3

Bad Tutor (Lifetime 6pm) Hey, if you can come up with any other jobs suburban parents should be afraid of for the sake of their teenage kids (evil teacher, killer principal, murderous PTA president, creepy stepfather, villainous stepmother, anything utilizing the world “cyber”), please let the poor programmers at Lifetime know. They’re running out of stuff to exploit.

“Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards” (OWN 8pm) Creative and talented black women in Hollywood, including Danai Gurira (Black Panther), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Tessa Thompson (“Westworld”) and Lena Waithe (“Master of None”).

“Hear Me, Love Me, See Me” (TLC 8:08pm) Eligible bachelorettes get an “unfiltered” look into the lives of three potential dates, seeing everything they see, but never getting a clue what they look like. Think “The Dating Game” but more voyeuristic.

Sunday 4

“Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet” (KOAT-7 4:30pm) If you’re only in it for the dresses, now is the time to tune in.

“The Oscars” (KOAT-7 6pm) If you actually care who wins, turn on the TV now.

“E! After Party—The 2018 Academy Awards” (E! 12am) And if you need to see drunk movie stars toting around small gold statues, here’s your opportunity.

Monday 5

“Star Wars Rebels” (Disney XD 7pm) The well-regarded CGI toon comes to an end with this one-hour series finale. Ezra and the crew of the freighter starship Ghost confront General Thrawn one final time inside Imperial HQ.

Tuesday 6

“Borderliner” (Netflix streaming anytime) Hands up: Who likes Nordic noir? Here we have a Norwegian cop (Tobias Santelmann from “The Last Kingdom”) covering up a murder in order to protect his family—only to run afoul of his intrepid partner.

“The Curse of Civil War Gold” (History 8:03pm) Another team of History Channel investigators goes in search of a buried treasure they’re never going to find.

Wednesday 7

“Life Sentence” (KWBQ-19 8pm) When a young woman (Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars”) learns that her terminal cancer has been cured, she is suddenly confronted with the consequences of “living like she was dying” for the past eight years.

“Hap & Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo” (Sundance 11pm) Joe R. Lansdale’s untrained, unlicensed, unpaid and generally unwilling private investigators return for a third season. This time around they’re pulled into the case of a woman who goes missing searching for the long-lost tapes of a legendary bluesman in a Klan-infested town in East Texas.

“Heathers” (Paramount 8pm) The cult comedy from 1988 returns as an “anthology” series playing around with the characters, situations and actors (Shannen Doherty!) from the original film.
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