Week In Sloth: “Dinotrux,” “Food To Get You Laid” And “Steampunk’d”

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Thursday 13

“BOOM!” (KASA-2 7pm) This week they put turkey gravy in the bomb. Next week, it’s sweet potatoes. How do network executives come up with this genius level stuff?

Friday 14

“Wishenpoof!” (Amazon anytime) This new, preschool-aimed series (about a young girl with the ability to make wishes come true) is based around life’s “key skills,” such as critical thinking, problem solving, perspective talking and communication. Hey, wait. That sounds suspiciously educational.

“Dinotrux” (Netflix anytime) Ah, now that’s how you do kids TV. Dinosaurs that are also trucks. Or is it the other way around?

“Kingin’ With Tyga” (MTV2 9:30pm) I have to be honest with you: I have no idea what this show’s title is talking about.

“Food to Get You Laid” (Logo 10:30pm) OK. Logo, I’m listening.

Saturday 15

“Murder Made Me Famous” (Reelz 7pm) Still beats appearing on “America’s Got Talent.”

Sugar Daddies (Lifetime 8pm) Not a movie about a candy-making business empire, but a story about college students dating rich, older men. Feel free to panic, empty nesters.

“FOX Fall Preview” (KASA-2 10:30pm) FOX teases viewers with five-minute previews of new fall series “Scream Queens,” “Minority Report,” “Rosewood,” “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder.” Place your bets on which will go off the air first. It’s “Grandfathered.”

Sunday 16

“Teen Choice 2015” (KASA-2 7pm) Little Mix, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray and a whole bunch of other people no one over the age of 16 has ever heard of are honored.

“Ed Sheeran—Live at Wembley Stadium” (KOB-4 7pm) England’s favorite ginger-haired singer-songwriter lands a prime-time concert.

Monday 17

“36 Hours” (Travel 6pm) Travel Channel’s new series appeals to hip, young travelers—who, apparently, only have a day and a half to spare on vacations. They start off with top chef Kristen Kish and soccer star Kyle Martino exploring Berlin’s “wild side.”

Tuesday 18

“Worst. Post. Ever: with Frankie Grande” (Oxygen 7pm) Who has time these days to pay attention to all the online posts, tweets and selfies from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr? Thank god Frankie Grande is here every week to break it down for us.

“Six Degrees of Everything” (truTV 7:30pm) This show uses “sketch comedy, interviews, songs and more” to prove anything can be connected by six degrees.

“WAGS” (E! 8pm) That stands for “wives and girlfriends” of professional athletes. In other words: This is just another reality show about overprivileged, undertalented, frequently intoxicated people you will soon hate.

Wednesday 19

“Duck Dynasty: John Luke Gets Hitched” (A&E 7pm) Oh, goodie. Two things I love in reality TV: Rednecks and wedding specials.

“Steampunk’d” (GSN 8pm) Not a retro-Victorian sci-fi take on Ashton Kutcher’s hidden camera prank show (although that would be awesome), but a reality competition looking for “the most inventive and talented steampunk designer in America.” Put a gear on it!
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