Week In Sloth

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Thursday 19

Light in the Water (LOGO 7am) This documentary tells the story of the LGBTQ athletes who made history at the first-ever Gay Games in 1982.

“Doctor Who: The Lost Episode” (BBC America 6pm) The BBC uses remastered footage and new animation to reconstruct author Douglas Adams’ infamous, unfinished ’70s-era “Doctor Who” episode “Shada”—the plot of which was mostly recycled in his 1987 novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

“Trial & Error: Lady, Killer” (KOB-4 8pm) NBC kicks off a second season of its perfectly silly true-crime spoof with a whole new trial—this one involving Broadway babe Kristen Chenoweth as a murder suspect.

“The Grand Hustle” (BET 8pm) Have you ever wondered what “The Apprentice” would look like if it were hosted by rapper T.I. instead of Donald Trump? … Yeah. Me neither. But here it is.

Friday 20

“Rise of the the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Nickelodeon 7:30pm) Nickelodeon offers up yet another animated reboot of Eastman & Laird’s childhood fave. With each iteration Leo, Mikey, Don and Raph look less and less like your nostalgic memories.

“In Search Of” (History 8:03pm) Not content to simply take over Leonard Nimoy’s gig in the new Star Trek films, actor Zachary Quinto adds a reboot of Nimoy’s old weird science docu-series. (Lest we forget, Mitch Pileggi from “The X-Files” gave it a short-lived try back in 2002.)

Saturday 21

“Sex, Lies & Murder” (Reelz 8pm) Reelz’ new true crime series—involving … well, the title kinda covers it—sounds like it escaped from Investigation Discovery.

Sunday 22

“Shaq Does Shark Week” (Discovery 7pm) Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal kicks off the 30th anniversary of “Shark Week” because … um, alliteration?

Monday 23

“Cuba’s Secret Shark Lair” (Discovery 8pm) Whoa! Who knew Castro was keeping a secret lair full of sharks? Hopefully armed with frickin’ lasers.

Tuesday 24

“Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy” (Disocvery 6pm) The host of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” takes that final word literally, jumping into the waters off the Bahamas to see what goes into an all-you-can-eat shark buffet. … Please, sharks, don’t eat Guy Fieri. It’s not that I love the dude. It’s just that he’s full of blue cheese Buffalo wasabi fries.

“Miz & Mrs.” (USA 8pm) WWE wrestling star “The Miz” and his wife get their own reality show because … oh, I give up at this point.

Wednesday 25

“Sniper: The Ultimate Competition” (History 6pm) Active duty snipers from the military, law enforcement and elite federal agencies descend on Fort Benning, Ga., to compete in “a series of deadly challanges based on real combat situations.” There will be prizes.

“Burden of Truth” (KWBQ-19 7pm) Hoping to save money over the long, hot summer, The CW imports this legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”) from “Hollywood North” (a.k.a. Canada).
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