Week In Sloth: “Jersey Shore” Season 2? You Brought This On Yourself, America.

The Week In Sloth

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Thursday 29

“Project Runway” (Lifetime 7 p.m.) Now that they’ve got it, Lifetime Network wastes little time cranking out another season of sewing and criticizing.

“On the Road With Austin and Santino” (Lifetime 8:30 p.m.) Santino Rice (the egotistical designer with the weird dresses and the wicked Tim Gunn impression) joins forces with Austin Scarlett (the gay designer who … um, the flamboyantly gay designer who … Nope, still not narrowing it down enough. … Eh, yet another “Project Runway” loser) travel around the country making prom dresses and the like for people.

“Jersey Shore” (MTV 11 p.m.) Ecch. There’s a second season? You brought this on yourself, America.

Friday 30

“Dangerous Encounters: Cannibal Squid” (National Geographic 7 p.m. ) For other squid, maybe. Not for me.

Saturday 31

Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (Syfy 7 p.m.) This was originally a six-hour miniseries. Unfortunately (or not), Syfy is only airing the first two hours as a stand-alone movie. On the plus side, fans of belated, made-in-Turkey rip-offs of Indiana Jones have two more of these to look forward to.

Sunday 1

“Sons of Tucson” (KASA-2 6:30 p.m.) The Tyler Labine-led sitcom disappears into the sunset with a series finale.

“Rubicon” (AMC 7 p.m.) James Badge Dale (“The Pacific”), Arliss Howard ( Full Metal Jacket ) and Miranda Richardson ( The Crying Game ) star in this thriller about intelligence analysts caught in the midst of a global conspiracy—which sounds like it will require weekly attention and much TiVoing to figure out what the hell’s going on.

“Ultimate Air Jaws” (Discovery 7 p.m.) You can tell by the flying great whites it must be Shark Week again on Discovery.

Monday 2

“Money Hungry” (VH1 7 p.m.) A reality show in which fat people compete to see who can lose the most weight? What’s the matter with you, VH1? Weren’t you listening last week when I ranted about redundant TV series? … Fatwa on you!

“Aftermath With William Shatner” (Biography 8 p.m.) William Shatner ditches celebrities for infamous, real-life headline-grabbers, meaning we get to see The Shat chatting with the likes of Bernie Goetz and Mary Kay Letourneau. Sign me up!

Tuesday 3

“18 to Life” (KWBQ-19 8 p.m.) Sure sign No. 18 that networks are desperate to fill their schedules with absolutely anything over the long, hot, rerun-filled summer: imported Canadian sitcoms.

“Scrappers” (Spike 8 p.m.) And this week’s “Boring Blue Collar Jobs That Don’t Currently Have a Docu-Reality Show” wheel of fortune lands on … scrap dealers!

Wednesday 4

“Chris Angel: Mindfreak” (A&E 8 p.m.) This guy is still on the air? It’s not that he’s a crummy magician. It’s just that I got my fill of guyliner, leather pants and chest medallions after the first couple seasons.
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