Week In Sloth

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Thursday 21

“Next of Kin” (Sundance Now streaming anytime) Sundance’s streaming service airs this British thriller about a brilliant doctor (Archie Panjabi from “The Good Wife”) looking into the brutal murder of her beloved brother, who was working for an international medical charity.

“This is A.I.” (Discovery 7pm) Might as well get a glimpse at our future robot overlords now.

“Take Two” (KOAT-7 9pm) Sam Swift (Rachel Bilson, “The O.C.”), the former star of a hit cop series, has an epic breakdown and is sent to rehab. With her career stalled, she starts shadowing “lone-wolf” private detective Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian, “Sunset Beach”) and helping him solve crimes in hopes of researching her “comeback” role. Wow. That sure as heck sounds like the premise of a network TV show all right.

“The 46th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Clooney” (TNT 8pm) Hopefully with lots of clips from “The Facts of Life.”

Friday 22

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Netflix streaming anytime) Marvel’s bulletproof man returns for a second season of protecting Harlem from superpowered threats. Unfortunately, he’s brought Iron Fist with him this season. When will you stop sucking, Danny Rand?

“Crazy Beautiful Weddings” (UP 7:30pm) I’d like to see a Venn diagram of “people who watch wedding reality shows” and “people who will ever actually get married.” I have a theory.

Saturday 23

“Disney Channel Presents The 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards” (Disney Channel 6pm) The odds-on favorites are … anyone currently or previously signed on to a Disney Channel show.

Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New (Hallmark 7pm) Are romantic country inn co-owners Mitch (Jack Wagner) and Olivia (Josie Bissett) finally getting married? Or did they do that in a previous installment? … Yeah, I don’t really care.

Sunday 24

“2018 BET Awards” (BET 6pm) Jamie Foxx hosts. Huh. My money was on Tiffany Haddish.

“Pacific War in Color” (Smithsonian 6pm) Historic color footage shot at remote American outposts in the late ’30s shows how drastically World War II shaped the South Pacific.

“Preacher” (AMC 8pm) AMC’s supernatural adaptation returns for a third season, this one set in Angelville—and longtime comic book fans know what balls-out craziness that entails.

“Mr. Neighbor’s House 2” (Cartoon Network 1am) Adult Swim’s freaked-out parody of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” starring Brian Huskey (“People of Earth,” “Another Period”) returns for another special outing.

Monday 25

“Double Dare” (Nickelodeon 6pm) Nickelodeon’s 1986 to 1993 kids’ gameshow returns in an all-new, slime-filled version. And, yes, Marc Summers is back to host.

“Wedding Cake Championship” (Food 7pm) OK, it’s obviously bridal season, what with TV going nutso on the wedding-themed programming. Far be it from me to stand in the way. Enjoy your cake and dresses.

Tuesday 26

“Secret City” (Netflix streaming anytime) In this six-part Australian miniseries, a journalist (Anna Torv from “Fringe”) uncovers a political conspiracy involving a student protest and a government scandal.

Wednesday 27

“The Expanse” (Syfy 7pm) James S.A. Corey’s topflight space drama airs its final episode on Syfy before heading to Amazon for a fourth, much-deserved season.
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