Week In Sloth: Hey Bartender, “Girl Meets World,” “Naked Buying”

Devin D. O'Leary
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Thursday 26

Hey Bartender (Showtime 6:25pm) This documentary looks at the resurgence of craft cocktail culture through the eyes of an ex-Marine who dreams of becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world.

“Trailblazers 2014” (Logo 10pm) Logo’s new awards show celebrates people who were gay before it was cool to be gay.

Friday 27

“Girl Meets World” (Disney 10:45pm) Get ready, ’90s nostalgists, your lives have been leading up to this. The beloved 1993 to 2000 ABC sitcom returns to TV all growed up. Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) star in this spin-off as the parents of a tweenage daughter (Rowan Blanchard). No word on what Mr. Feeny is up to.

Saturday 28

Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (Lifetime 6pm) Appropriately creepy actor Tony Goldwyn (you remember him as the bad guy in Ghost) stars as Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs in this ripped-from-the-headlines biopic.

“Buying Naked” (TLC DEST 8pm) Pasco Co., Fla., apparently has the strongest concentration of nudist communities in the nation. So here’s a docu-reality series about a local real estate agent who sells houses to naked people. Yes, naked people. … You don’t think much of us, do you, TV?

Sunday 29

“Reckless” (KRQE-13 8pm) In “sultry Charleston” a gorgeous Yankee litigator (Georgina Haig from “Fringe”) and a sexy southern DA (Shawn Hatosy from “Southland”) struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal. Nothing like a police sex scandal to get lawyers all hot and bothered.

“Californication” (Showtime 7:30pm) David Duchovny’s sex-addicted Hollywood writer series signs off after seven seasons. Yeah, it went two or three seasons too long, but it had its moments.

“The Leftovers” (HBO 8pm) Damon Lindelof (of “Lost” fame) is the major domo of this eerie new drama set a few years after The Rapture sweeps away 2 percent of the world’s population. Two percent? Why so stingy, God?

“Vicious” (KNME-5 9:30pm) Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) have been partners, living together in a small central London flat, for 50 years. They’re in love, but their biggest hobby is cutting each other down, making snide remarks and codependent bickering. This impressively cast British sitcom comes from the executive producer of “Will & Grace.”

Monday 30

“Under the Dome” (KRQE-13 9pm) The Stephen King-inspired series returns for another season of small-town mysteriousness and inexplicable behavior. Sadly, no more bifurcated cows.

Tuesday 1

“History Detectives Special Investigations” (KNME-5 8pm) PBS’ brainy sleuth squad ditches antiques and viewer-inspired stories to dig deeply into some well-known historical mysteries like the disappearance of Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.

“Drunk History” (Comedy Central 11pm) On the opposite end of the spectrum, we’ve got this second season premiere. Tonight we head to Montgomery, Ala., for a well-slurred look at people like civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin and boxer Joe Louis.

Wednesday 2

“Man Finds Food” (Travel Channel 7pm) Newly slimmed-down host Adam Richman is no longer “vs.”-ing food by inhaling record-breaking quantities of it. He’s just finding the stuff.
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