Week In Sloth: "Race To Escape," "We Bare Bears" And "Race To Escape"

Week In Sloth: "Race To Escape," "We Bare Bears" And "Race To Escape"

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Thursday 23

“Rusty’s RockFeast: Backstage with Zac Brown Band” (FYI 8pm) If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if Chef Rusty Hamlin toured the country with southern rockers the Zac Brown Band cooking for people … then you’re weird.

Friday 24

“The Messengers” (KWBQ-19 8pm) The CW’s canceled-after-the-third-episode supernatural thriller limps to its series finale with the Messengers finally squaring off against the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to prevent the end of the world as we know it.

Saturday 25

Runaway Island (TV One 6pm) A minister, an aging widow and a socialite visit a Gullah Sea Island resort to be rejuvenated by its “holistic setting.” I’m pretty sure Hollywood law requires all movies aimed at black audiences to have a character who’s a minister.

“Boston EMS” (KOAT-7 8pm) With nothing much else to air this summer, ABC sends a camera crew to ride along with some Boston ambulance workers.

“Save My Life: Boston Trauma” (KOAT-7 9pm) “Hey, guys, when you’re done shooting that EMS thing, why don’t you just pop over to this hospital and grab some extra footage for another reality show.”

“Race to Escape” (Science 8pm) “Locked room” video games started making the leap to real life this year with several companies opening real-world, puzzle-solving escape experiences. Now the phenomenon heads to TV where two teams are locked in identical rooms and must bust out using the various clues, puzzles and challenges hidden inside.

Sunday 26

“I Am Cait” (E! 9pm) I respect Caitlyn Jenner for finally standing up for herself and choosing to live her life as she chooses with honesty and dignity. On the other hand, I’d probably have more respect if she hadn’t immediately signed up to live that life on a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” spin-off.

“Answered Prayers” (TLC 8pm) TLC—desperate to hold onto all those loyal Christian viewers they lost after canceling the Jesus-loving, incest-endorsing series “19 Kids and Counting”—goes full-blown born-again with this documentary series about people saved by miracles, angels and the occasional Voice of God.

Monday 27

“We Bare Bears” (Cartoon Network 7:30pm) Daniel Chong’s endearing webcomic about three ursine brothers (Grizz, Panda and Ice) trying to integrate into human society evolves into a weekly cartoon.

Tuesday 28

The Bomb (KNME-5 7pm) Just in time for the anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on the Trinity test site comes this two-hour documentary about the history of the WWII superweapon.

Wednesday 29

“America’s Got Talent: 10th Anniversary Special” (KOB-4 7pm) Because “America’s Got Talent: Look How Much of Your Life You’ve Wasted Watching Howie Mandel Chat with Jugglers” would have been too on-the-nose.

“Fameless” (truTV 8:30pm) David Spade hosts one of those fake reality shows in which people think they’re on a reality show, but they’re really on … well, a different reality show aimed at pranking them. (Think “I Wanna Marry Harry” or “The Joe Schmo Show” or “My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss.”)

“Rick and Morty” (Cartoon Network 12:30am) Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s painfully funny sci-fi cartoon finally returns for a second season. Wubba-lubba-dub-dub!
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