Week In Sloth: “School Of Rock,” “Party Over Here,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”

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Thursday 10

“60 Days In” (A&E 7pm) Equally awful-sounding and compelling, this docu-reality series is filmed in Clark County Jail where Sheriff James Noel wants to end crime and corruption—by sending seven law-abiding citizens undercover among the jail’s general population for 60 days. Neither fellow inmates nor staff at the Jeffersonville, Ind., facility know these people aren’t criminals and are working for the sheriff. This sounds potentially dangerous … and highly watchable.

Friday 11

“The Characters” (Netflix streaming anytime) For this eight-episode sketch comedy series, Netflix taps eight up-and-coming comedians, each of whom will write and star in their own, one-off sitcom.

Saturday 12

“Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2016” (Nickelodeon 6pm) Blake Shelton, the country star who recently dumped his second wife for Gwen Stefani, hosts. Because role models.

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” (HBO 7pm) Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald plays Billie Holiday in this adaptation of the Broadway play filmed in front of a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans.

“School of Rock” (Nickelodeon 7:30pm) Some 13 years later, Nickelodeon comes up with the brilliant idea of turning the 2003 Jack Black film into a sitcom.

“Party Over Here” (KASA-2 10pm) FOX has tapped viral video kings Lonely Island (Adam Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) to produce this late-night sketch comedy series starring Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna and Alison Rich.

Sunday 13

And Then There Were None (Lifetime 6pm) Lifetime takes a break from scaring suburban housewives with tales of husband-seducing baby-sitters, stalking dentists and murderous online daters to present a two-night adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit. Miranda Richardson, Sam Neill, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens, Burn Gorman and Noah Taylor are among the 10 strangers being killed, one by one, at an isolated house off the Devon coast.

Monday 14

Ebola: The Doctors’ Story, Body Team 12 and Orphans of Ebola (HBO 7pm) HBO looks at the international face of the Ebola outbreak with a trio of short films, including the Oscar-nominated “Body Team 12.”

Tuesday 15

“Crowded” (KOB-4 9pm) Longtime married couple Mike and Martina (Patrick Warburton and Carrie Preston) finally experience the freedom of empty nesters after 20 years of raising a family. But their wild new lifestyle is suddenly cut short when their two adult daughters unexpectedly move back in. … Oh, sitcoms!

Wednesday 16

“MTV Woodies: 10 for 16” (MTV 7pm) MTV’s campus housing station mtvU has been handing out these awards since 2005. I have yet to figure out what they really are. Death Cab For Cutie, Ed Sheeran and Skrillex all have one, so I guess I don’t really care.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (KRQE-13 9pm) CBS has reached maximum capacity for “CSI” and “NCIS” spin-offs, so now it’s time for “Criminal Minds” to shoulder some more of the burden.
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