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Monday, April 21st, 2014
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What's on TV This Week: 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Premieres

This week's big TV event is the premiere of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO's new weekly late night show hosted by the Daily Show alum, which premieres on Sunday. Oliver poached Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell to be his head writer and proved more than up to the task of hosting a satirical late night show when he subbed for Jon Stewart for a few months last summer, so expectations are high for this one.

Also premiering this week is Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a new half-hour Adult Swim special from Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner (Eagleheart), and CBS's new sitcom Bad Teacher, an adaptation of the 2011 Cameron Diaz comedy of the same name. The CBS version was created by Hilary Winston (Community, Happy Endings).

Other big comedy stuff this week includes Parks and Rec and Archer airing their season finales, The Boondocks returning to Adult Swim with new episodes after nearly a four-year hiatus (but without its creator, Aaron McGruder), and Stephen Colbert appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman for the first time since it was announced he'll be taking over the show next year.

Check out the week's full listing of comedy shows below:

Monday, April 21st

CBS
8:00 PM 2 Broke Girls [New]
8:30 PM Friends with Better Lives [New]
9:00 PM Mike & Molly [New]
11:30 PM The Late Show with David Letterman (Courtney Cox, Jimmie "J.J." Walker) [New]
12:30 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (George Lopez, Ari Graynor) [New]

NBC
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Brian Williams) [New]
12:30 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Billy Eichner) [New]

ABC
11:30 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Billy Bob Thornton) [New]

Comedy Central
11:00 PM The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [New]
11:30 PM The Colbert Report [New]
12:00 AM @Midnight (Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson, Kerri Kenney-Silver) [New]

FX
10:00 PM Archer [New]

Adult Swim
10:30 PM The Boondocks [Season Premiere]

Syndicated
11:00 PM The Arsenio Hall Show [New]

Tuesday, April 22nd

CBS
11:30 PM The Late Show with David Letterman (Stephen Colbert) [New]
12:30 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Cedric the Entertainer) [New]

NBC
9:00 PM About a Boy [New]
9:30 PM Growing up Fisher [New]
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (David Duchovny, John Oliver) [New]
12:30 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Sofia Vergara) [New]

ABC
11:30 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Don Rickles) [New]

FOX
9:30 PM The Mindy Project [New]

Comedy Central
10:30 PM Inside Amy Schumer [New]
11:00 PM The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [New]
11:30 PM The Colbert Report [New]
12:00 AM @Midnight (Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Rob Huebel) [New]

FX
10:00 PM Fargo [New]

Syndicated
11:00 PM The Arsenio Hall Show (Marlon Wayans, Gabriel Iglesias) [New]

Wednesday, April 23rd

CBS
11:30 PM The Late Show with David Letterman (Timothy Simons) [New]
12:30 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Eddie Izzard) [New]

NBC
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Cameron Diaz, Jim Gaffigan) [New]
12:30 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Colin Quinn) [New]

ABC
8:00 PM The Middle [New]
8:30 PM Suburgatory [New]
9:00 PM Modern Family [New]
9:30 PM Mixology [New]
11:30 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Tim Allen) [New]

Comedy Central
10:30 PM TripTank [New]
11:00 PM The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [New]
11:30 PM The Colbert Report [New]
12:00 AM @Midnight (Paul Scheer, Andy Daly, Brandon Johnson) [New]

FXX
10:00 PM Legit [New]
10:30 PM Ali G: Rezurection [New]

FUSE
11:00 PM Billy on the Street [New]

Syndicated
11:00 PM The Arsenio Hall Show [New]

Thursday, April 24th

CBS
8:00 PM The Big Bang Theory [New]
8:30 PM The Millers [New]
9:00 PM Two and a Half Men [New]
9:30 PM Bad Teacher [Series Premiere]
11:30 PM The Late Show with David Letterman (Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Hyland) [New]
12:30 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson [New]

NBC
8:00 PM Parks and Recreation [Season Finale]
9:00 PM Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts [Special]
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (James Van Der Beek) [New]
12:30 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Gary Gulman) [New]

ABC
11:30 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Julie Bowen, Dave Attell) [New]

FOX
9:30 PM Surviving Jack [New]

Comedy Central
10:00 PM Review [New]
11:00 PM The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [New]
11:30 PM The Colbert Report [New]
12:00 AM @Midnight (April Richardson, Tom Lennon, Steve Agee) [New]

FX
9:00 PM Saint George [New]
9:30 PM Anger Management [New]

USA
10:00 PM Sirens [New]

IFC
10:00 PM Portlandia [New]

Adult Swim
12:00 AM Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends [New Special]

Syndicated
11:00 PM The Arsenio Hall Show [New]

Friday, April 25th

CBS
11:30 PM The Late Show with David Letterman (Michael J. Fox) [New]
12:30 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Billy Bob Thornton) [New]

NBC
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Jamie Foxx) [New]

CW
8:00 PM Whose Line Is It Anyway [New]

Sundance
9:00 PM The Writers’ Room [New]

Syndicated
11:00 PM The Arsenio Hall Show (Dick Gregory) [New]

Saturday, April 26th

Comedy Central
1:00 AM Comedy Underground with Dave Attell [New]

Sunday, April 27th

FOX
8:00 PM The Simpsons [New]
8:30 PM Family Guy [New]

Showtime
9:00 PM Nurse Jackie [New]
9:30 PM Californication [New]

HBO
10:00 PM Silicon Valley [New]
10:30 PM Veep [New]
11:00 PM Last Week Tonight with John Oliver [New]