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Weird worlds: ‘Black Market’ and ‘Eraserhead’

Michael K. Williams, host of Viceland’s “Black Market” docu-series.Viceland/Courtesy Viceland

Black Market With Michael K. Williams 10 p.m.-midnight., Viceland

If your TV diet for the past few weeks has been nothing but fatty political filler, consider this proposed night parked in front of Viceland a kind of master cleanse. Tonight is a great chance to catch up on this gripping docu-series hosted by Michael K. Williams (of “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire”) as he delves into all manner of illicit dealings. Tonight’s four-pack explores joyriding in Jersey, the nationwide “lean” (codeine syrup) trade, interstate gun running, and abalone poaching in South Africa. Then, just when you’re feeling that high-potency dose of reality start to kick in. . .


Eraserhead midnight, Viceland

. . . BOOM! A two-hour dystopian fever dream. “Eraserhead” has everything: unsettling low frequencies, creepy radiator ladies, hideous baby-monsters, the haircut from Kid & Play. Spend enough time trembling in David Lynch’s world, and ours might not seem so messed up after all.

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Maybe this should be how we settle the election.

World Armwrestling League 9 p.m., ESPN2

Or this.

Lip Sync Battle 8 p.m., MTV

Or this. (On second thought, it’s kind of already this.)

Michael Andor Brodeur can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MBrodeur.