Week In Sloth: Astronaut-Raping Caterpillars In Galaxy Of Terror, America’s Cutest Cat, A History Of Ptsd, Palin’s Alaska And Tina Fey’s Mark Twain Award

The Week In Sloth

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Thursday 11

Wartorn 1861-2010 (HBO 7 p.m.) This documentary feature, executive produced by James Gandolfini, traces the history of post-traumatic stress in soldiers—from the Civil War to today’s battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Friday 12

Avalon High (Disney 9 p.m.) A group of high school kids may be (and probably are) the magical reincarnations of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Based on a young adult novel by Meg Cabot ( The Princess Diaries ).

Galaxy of Terror (TCM 12:15 a.m.) This gory Roger Corman space flick from 1981 is notable because it stars Erin Moran (Joanie from “Happy Days”), and because it’s got an astronaut being raped by a giant caterpillar. Most people remember the caterpillar.

Saturday 13

“Outlaw” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) Fans of Jimmy Smits-led lawyer dramas will want to catch tonight’s episode of “Outlaw.” It’s the last one.

“America’s Cutest Cat 2010” (Animal Planet 7 p.m.) Who’s a cute ’ittle kitteh? Who’s a cute kitteh? … Well, you all are. I can’t decide.

The Good Witch’s Gift (Hallmark 6 p.m.) Catherine Bell (“JAG”) returns as a helpful, small-town spell-caster. She’s kinda like Wendy the Good Little Witch, minus the red onesie.

The Lost Future (Syfy 7 p.m.) Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean headlines a postapocalyptic thriller in which primeval forests and wetlands have obliterated modern civilization. Huh. Apparently, we had this whole global warming thing backwards.

“Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison” (Comedy Central 11 p.m.) Denis Leary, Chris Rock, Jay Leno, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez pay tribute to the famously screamy comedian.

“Tracy Morgan: Black & Blue” (HBO 8 p.m.) The “30 Rock” comedian performs live at New York’s Apollo Theater.

Sunday 14

“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” (TLC 7 p.m.) Only slightly less frightening than the phrase “Sarah Palin’s America.” Shudder .

“Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize” (KNME-5 8 p.m.) Fittingly, Tina Fey—who made a name for herself imitating Sarah Palin—ends up getting the prestigious Mark Twain award on the same night that Palin’s new show premieres.

Monday 15

One Angry Juror (Lifetime 7 p.m.) Roughly one-twelfth as dramatic as 12 Angry Men .

Tuesday 16

“Glory Daze” (TBS 8 p.m.) A group full of random stereotypes (jock, nerd, preppie, virgin) pledges a run-down party fraternity circa 1986. Think Animal House but with bigger hairdos.

“Apocalypse PA” (History 8 p.m.) Yet again, a docureality series eschews reality. Here, “master carpenter and history buff” Frank Belcastro tries to survive fake Armageddon with the help of his family.

Wednesday 17

“Human Target” (KASA-2 7 p.m.) FOX’s fun, comic-book-based action series fires it up for a second season.

“Finding Hulk Hogan” (A&E 8 p.m.) C’mon. He’s not that hard to find. Between “Hogan Knows Best,” “Brooke Knows Best,” “American Gladiators,” “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” “TNA Wrestling” and the endless product endorsements, the guy won’t get off TV for 10 minutes.
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