Week In Sloth

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Thursday 3

“Gotham” (KRQEDT-2 7pm) FOX’s pre-Batman Batman series leaps into its final season, titled “Year Zero.” That means young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is going to get as close to becoming Batman as he can. Without, you know, actually becoming Batman.

“The Titan Games” (KOB-4 7pm) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosts his own, specially branded, non “ninja”-based obstacle course competition.

“Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime 7pm) Various women who have filed suit against R&B singer R. Kelly for sexual harassment and abuse are featured in this documentary series. I’ve certainly never experienced something so awful. But I did watch part of “Trapped in the Closet” once.

Friday 4

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors” (KWBQ-19 8pm) Nothing inspires show biz confidence more than the words “Dean Cain hosts.”

Saturday 5

“Vanished” (History 6pm) Former police detective David Paulides, probably most famous for self-publishing some books “proving” the existence of Bigfoot, gets his own “documentary” series. This is based on Paulides’ (self-published) book series Missing 411. It attempts to explain a string of “mysterious” disappearances in national parks. Despite having written eight books on the subject, Paulides doesn’t actually have a theory behind the disappearances. He just thinks it’s weird. More logical folks point out that the disappearances aren’t statistically unusual and are easily covered by falls, animal attacks and environmental exposure. But that doesn’t explain the eerie “coincidences” that Paulides’ books point out. Like, for example, two of the missing women both had names starting with the letter “A.” … No, really.

Sunday 6

“76th Annual Golden Globe Awards” (KOB-4 6pm) In which foreign journalists try to decide if Black Panther or Bohemian Rhapsody was the best drama of 2018.

“Houdini’s Last Secrets” (Science 8pm) Engineers, illusionists and descendants of the famous magician/ escape artist discuss the science behind some of Houdini’s most mind-boggling stage stunts.

Monday 7

“Last Call” (Bounce TV 9pm) In this new sitcom, a former NFL star finds himself broke after his business manager runs off with all his money. Naturally, he opens up a comedy club in the backroom of his only remaining investment, a rundown Baltimore Bar.

Tuesday 8

“Good Trouble” (Freeform 6pm) In this spinoff of “The Fosters,” Callie and Marianna Adams-Foster (Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez) leave their adoptive lesbian parents back in San Diego and head to Los Angeles to start their adult lives.

“Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” (MTV 6pm) Troubled star Lindsay Lohan allegedly opens a “beach club” in Greece. But this reality show spends most of its time ogling the sexy/scantily clad staff of bartenders and waitstaff.

“Project Blue Book” (History 8pm) For two seasons back in 1978 and ’79, NBC ran a series called “Project UFO” produced by Jack Webb (“Dragnet”). It purported to be based on true case files from the Air Force’s old Project Blue Book investigations. This new, scripted series purports to be based on even truer case files.

Wednesday 9

“Schooled” (KOAT-7 7:31pm) This spinoff of ABC’s ’80s-set sitcom “The Goldbergs” follows Barry’s teen crush Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka) into the ’90s where she’s now a (somewhat reluctant) high school teacher.
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