Week In Sloth: “Bloodline,” “The Late Late Show With James Cordon,” “Neighbors With Benefits”

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Thursday 19

Mr. BIG Marathon (TCM 6pm) Bert I. Gordon (aka “Mr. BIG”) was one of the kings of Hollywood’s B-movie industry, producing awesome, low-grade, monster-filled drive-in schlock in the ’50s and ’60s. TCM pays tribute with a Bert I. Gordon marathon featuring 1960’s Tormented, 1957’s The Cyclops, 1958’s Attack of the Puppet People, 1962’s The Magic Sword, 1960’s The Boy and the Pirates, 1966’s Picture Mommy Dead and 1965’s Village of the Giants.

The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest (Showtime 6:15pm) Filmmaker Gabriel London examines the case of Mark DeFriest, a longtime inmate with a knack for escaping from prison. Everybody loves an escape artist. Except prison wardens.

Friday 20

“Bloodline” (Netflix anytime) This new 13-episode action thriller from the producers of “Damages” stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek and Chlöe Sevigny. In it the “black sheep” son of a prominent Florida Keys family returns home to expose “dark secrets and a shameful past.” That’s gonna make Sunday dinner a mite uncomfortable.

“Glee” (KASA-2 7pm) The once-popular singing teenagers show signs off with a two-hour series finale.

“2015 mtvU Woodie Awards” (MTV 7pm) Every year, MTV’s free cable channel distributed to universities across the US asks college kids to vote on their favorite music. This year Fall Out Boy will be inducted into the first-ever hall of fame. I’m overwhelmed by the weight of history.

Saturday 21

Stalked By My Neighbor (Lifetime 6pm) Does Lifetime have some kind of agreement with alarm and security companies to only air movies that terrify white suburban people? I’m just asking.

Sunday 22

“Aloha Vet” (Nat Geo Wild 7pm) This new docu-reality series follows a veterinarian who lives in Hawaii. Not a bad gig.

“Neighbors With Benefits” (A&E 8pm) A&E has never run into a situation it can’t make skeevier.

“Intervention: I Was There” (A&E 6pm) Good call, A&E. It would be sort of disingenuous to call this clip show a “best of” special.

Monday 23

“It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise” (HBO 7pm) Writer and illustrator Hilary Knight discusses his life and career, including his illustrations for the beloved “Eloise” series.

Tuesday 24

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (KRQE-13 11:37pm) British comedian James Corden (maybe you saw him in Into the Woods) takes over for Craig Ferguson (who took over for Craig Kilborn, who was never seen again).

Wednesday 25

“Hot GRITS” (VH1 6pm) Oh, good. Someone’s given another group of overly entitled, frequently drunken southern bimbos their own reality show.

“Big Time in Hollywood, FL” (Comedy Central 11:30pm) Ben Stiller is executive-producing this comedy series about two self-proclaimed filmmakers/con men trying to make it in Hollywood (Florida). Big-time guests include Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky, Paz Vega, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen and Keith David.
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