Week In Sloth: “The Comedians,” “Daredevil,” “Polka Kings”

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Thursday 9

“The Watch” (National Geographic 8pm) NatGeo’s new series profiles people who live in isolation, including a lighthouse keeper, an abandoned amusement park watchman and a motorcycle club member who patrols an empty toxic mining town in Oklahoma.

“The Comedians” (FX 11pm) In this amusingly meta sitcom, Billy Crystal and Josh Gad play Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, who have been reluctantly partnered up to star in a sitcom for FX.

Friday 10

“Daredevil” (Netflix anytime) Marvel’s bold new phase, translating comic book characters into gritty TV series, arrives on Netflix. Charlie Cox (“Boardwalk Empire”) stars as the titular blind superhero. Vincent D’Onofrio (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent”) is his archenemy, Kingpin.

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance (Showtime 7pm) Showtime chronicles Elvis Costello’s life from child to musical icon.

Saturday 11

“Cutting Crew” (El Rey 7pm) It didn’t take long for Robert Rodriguez’ edgy, Mexploitation network to go the generic cable route. Here, for example, is a reality show about a barber shop in Philadelphia.

Text to Kill (Lifetime 6pm) Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers) stars in this version of I Know What You Did Last Summer, updated for today’s text-messaging teens. (I no wht u did last summr. LOL. #blackmail.)

Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room (Hallmark Movie Channel 7pm) Lori Loughlin stars in another mystery movie based on Suzi Weinert’s oddly specific book series. (“I’m sorry, this man was murdered at an estate sale. I can’t help.”)

“Polka Kings” (Reelz 7:30pm) I suppose it was just a matter of time before a polka band (in this case, the Ohio-based Chardon Polka Band) got its own reality show.

Sunday 12

“2015 MTV Movie Awards” (MTV 9pm) Amy Schumer hosts. Shailene Woodley gets the Trailblazer Award. Kevin Hart gets the Comedic Genius Award.

“Game of Thrones” (HBO 7pm) Start watching the new season before the spoilers get out and you find out who dies horribly.

Monday 13

“TURN: Washington’s Spies” (AMC 7pm) AMC’s surprisingly juicy historical drama returns for a second season.

“Cucumber” (LOGO 11pm) Russell T. Davies (“Queer as Folk,” “Doctor Who”) writes and produces this drama/comedy exploring the many facets of middle-aged, 21st-century gay life in England.

“Banana” (LOGO 2:30am) This companion series to “Cucumber” is described as an anthology series that focuses on a wider range of LGBT relationships.

Tuesday 14

“Justified” (FX 11pm) The Kentucky-based crime series (inspired by Elmore Leonard’s stories) comes to an end with Raylan, Boyd and Ava in one last bloody battle to find out who leaves town alive.

“Good Work” (E! 2am) Each week TV personality RuPaul, plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow and actress Sandra Vergara dish on surgical procedures stars have had (allegedly).

Wednesday 15

“Survivorman: Bigfoot” (Discovery 8pm) Outdoor survivalist Les Stroud runs out of survival ideas and goes looking for Bigfoot instead.
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