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Monday, August 11th, 2014

What's on TV This Week: 'The Approval Matrix' Begins and 'Last Comic Standing' Ends

last comic standingThis week marks the beginning for Neal Brennan’s new series The Approval Matrix and the end for season eight of Last Comic Standing. Tonight, The Approval Matrix premieres with a discussion on “The Golden Age of TV” with guest comedians Whitney Cummings, Julie Klausner, Amy Poehler, and journalists Matt Roush and Willie Geist. Thursday, Last Comic Standing in a two-hour season finale will dub one of the three finalists its winner. Judges for the show Roseanne Barr and Russell Peters will perform along with online comedy competition winner Alingon Mitra. In the world of late night, The Tonight Show, Late Night, and Conan are all new. The Tonight Show's comedic guest will be the winner of Last Comic Standing while Late Night and Conan will have Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci from Garfunkel and Oates, Derek Waters the creator and star of Drunk History, and Damon Wayans Jr. from Let’s Be Cops.

Check out the week’s full comedy listings below:

Monday, August 11th

NBC
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Katie Holmes, Chris Hardwick) [New]

12:30 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Jeff Bridges, Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci) [New]

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

FX
9:00 PM Partners [New]
9:30 Partners [New]

FXX
8:00 PM Pineapple Express

TVLAND
8:00 PM Candid Camera

Comedy Central
12:01 AM @Midnight [New]

SundanceTV
11:00 PM The Approval Matrix [Series Premiere]

TBS
11:00 PM Conan (Will Arnett) [New]

E!
11:00 PM Chelsea Lately [New]

Tuesday, August 12th

NBC
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Jessica Alba, Rob Riggle) [New]
 
12:30 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Rosario Dawson, Dane DeHaan) [New]

Comedy Central
10:00 PM Drunk History [New] 10:30 Nathan for You [New]

TBS
10:00 PM Sullivan & Son [New]  
11:00 PM Conan (Damon Wayans Jr., Ali Larter) [New]

Wednesday, August 13th

NBC
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Taylor Swift, Andrew Rannells) [New]

12:30 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Mickey Rourke, Matthew Weiner, Roger Bennett, Michael Davies) [New]

CW
8:00 PM Penn & Teller: Fool Us [New]

TBS
11:00 PM Conan (Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray) [New]

FXX
10:00 PM Wilfred [New]

Comedy Central
12:31 AM The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail [New]

TVLAND
8:00 PM Candid Camera [New]
10:30 PM Jennifer Falls [New]

Thursday, August 14th

NBC
9:00 PM Last Comic Standing [Season 8 Finale]
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Sylvester Stallone, Eve Hewson, winner of Last Comic Standing) [New]
12:36 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Taylor Swift, Boy George, Derek Waters) [New]


FX
10:00 PM Married [New]
10:30 You’re the Worst [New]

IFC
10:00 PM Garfunkel and Oates [New]

TBS
11:00 PM Conan (Aubrey Plaza, Marcus Haney, James Smith) [New]

truTV
9:30 PM Impractical Jokers [New]

MTV
10:00 PM Ridiculousness [New]

TVLAND
8:00 PM Candid Camera [New]

Friday, August 15th

NBC
11:30 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Jason Statham, Demi Lovato, David Chang) [New]

TBS
10:00 PM Funniest Wins [New]

Sunday, August 17th

HBO
11:00 PM Last Week Tonight with John Oliver [New]

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