Week In Sloth: “American Idol,” “Adult Swim Golf Classic,” “Mtv Movie Awards”

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Thursday 7

“American Idol” (KASA-2 7pm) “American Idol” shuffles off this mortal coil by crowning a final idol on its series finale. But how, in a post-“Idol” world, will we know what singers to ignore on iTunes? … Other than by watching the 23 other singing competitions on TV right now?

“2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” (USA 8pm) Sting, Big Boss Man, The Fabulous Freebirds and Joan Lunden are among this year’s … Wait. Did I just say Joan Lunden?

“Party Down South: Reunion—The Final Funnel” (CMT 11pm) What has the cast of CMT’s redneck reality show been doing since the seventh season finale ended it all earlier tonight? … Binge drinking, you say? Imagine that.

Friday 8

“Adult Swim Golf Classic” (Cartoon Network 12:30am) Comedians Jon Daly and Adam Scott star as noted historical golfers Jon Daly and Adam Scott in this goofball sports special set in 1966. Don’t bother trying to understand. Just watch.

Saturday 9

The Cheerleader Murders (Lifetime 6pm) Cheerleaders: Always an excellent choice for horror movies or pornographic films.

Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (HBO 7pm) Journalist Anderson Cooper examines the life and legacy of his mother, fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt.

Sunday 10

“The Other Kingdom” (Nickelodeon 5pm) Princess Astral leaves the fairy world behind for a chance to enroll in human high school in Nick’s newest fantasy sitcom. … I gotta say, princess, you’ve made a very poor life choice.

“The Girlfriend Experience” (Starz 6pm) Starz turns Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 sex drama about a prostitute who spends the night with clients into a weekly series.

“2016 MTV Movie Awards” (TV Land/BET/VH1/Comedy/MTV 6pm) The Rock and Kevin Hart host. … That or they’re starring in a “Sesame Street” sketch about the difference between “big” and “small.”

Monday 11

“Cupcake Wars” (Food 6pm) Food Network is in a video game mood tonight. Celebrities Mel B, Mayim Bialik, Andy Dick and Jennie Garth bake Atari-themed cupcakes. OK, this makes less sense than Joan Lunden at the WWE Hall of Fame.

“Hunters” (Syfy 8:06pm) An FBI agent with PTSD searches for his missing wife and finds a secret government agency fighting alien terrorists. This sci-fi drama is based on Whitley Strieber’s novel Alien Hunter.

“The Detour” (TBS 7pm) Married comedy couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee created this manic sitcom about a family (led by Jones) whose week-long vacation goes increasingly off the rails.

Tuesday 12

“Game of Silence” (KOB-4 9pm) In this twisty drama, a successful Atlanta attorney’s life is turned upside down when his long-lost childhood friends show up talking about getting revenge for a 25-year-old incident that got them six months in what looks like the same sadistic juvenile detention center Brad Pitt, Jason Patric and Billy Crudup wound up in in Sleepers.

Wednesday 13

“Strong” (KOB-4 8pm) Professional volleyball player Gabrielle Reece hosts this exercise reality show in which 10 women from various backgrounds pair up with elite male trainers to “embark on a journey of both mental and physical self-improvement.”

“The Last Panthers” (Sundance 11pm) An insurance investigator (Samantha Morton, Minority Report) goes after a mysterious gang of European jewel thieves in this six-part crime series.
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