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What's On TV This Week: FX Debuts 'Married' and 'You're the Worst'

This week is an unusually busy week of television for this deep into the summer, with a whopping three new comedies set to premiere. On Thursday, FX will launch Married, starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as a longtime married couple with kids, and You're the Worst, a comedy from Stephen Falk (Weeds) about two people with toxic personalities starting a relationship. Tonight, Nat Geo will debut Going Deep with David Rees, which finds the humorist hosting a how-to show deeply examining very simple tasks (the first two episodes are titled "How to Make an Ice Cube" and "How to Tie Your Shoes"). On top of all that, the late [...]

What's On TV This Week: 'Wilfred' Returns and 'The Boondocks' Airs Its Last Episode Ever

Prior to the start of the fourth and final season of Adult Swim's animated comedy The Boondocks, creator Aaron McGruder parted ways with the show and what's resulted has been an odd last season for a show that we dubbed its "gas leak year" in a feature a couple weeks back. That season comes to a close this week, with The Boondocks' series finale set to air tonight on Adult Swim. Elsewhere in the world of television comedy this week, Wilfred will air the season premiere of its third and final season on Wednesday, Melissa McCarthy is making the rounds to promote her new movie Tammy, and Nathan Fielder [...]

What's On TV This Week: 'Veep's Season Finale and the Return of Comedy Central's 'Half Hour'

As the summer rolls on this next week, there's still plenty of interesting stuff happening on TV. Veep is airing its two-part season finale, set during the New Hampshire primary, on Sunday. Comedy Central is premiering its standup special series The Half Hour on Friday with sets from Chris Distefano and Michael Che. Other significant comedy stuff this week includes the season finale of Jim Rash's panel show The Writers' Room, the start of Jimmy Kimmel's post-NBA finals series of primetime specials, and the final episode of Louie's six-part "Elevator" story.

Check out the week's full comedy listings below:

What's on TV This Week: Season Finales for 'SNL', 'Billy on the Street' and More

The broadcast TV season is winding down fast, with a ton of shows airing their season finales this week. Andy Samberg will be returning to Saturday Night Live to host the show for the first time for the finale of its 39th season, and on top of that, Billy on the Street, The Simpsons, and more will be airing their season finales while Suburgatory and Trophy Wife air their series finales. Also, Fox is debuting the new comedy game show, Riot, Louie is airing the first part of a six-part episode, and Louis C.K. is going on The Tonight Show.

Check out the week's full listing of comedy shows [...]

What's On TV This Week: NBC Premieres 'Working the Engels' and 'Welcome to Sweden'

This week, NBC is premiering two original summer comedies Working the Engels and Welcome to Sweden, co-productions with Canadian and Swedish broadcasters respectively. Working the Engels stars SCTV's Andrea Martin as a widow who, with the help of her family, tries to keep her late husband's law firm afloat, while Welcome to Sweden, from executive producer Amy Poehler, was created by and stars her brother Greg Poehler as an American guy who falls in love with a Swedish woman and moves to her home country with her. Also on TV this week, Comedy Bang! Bang! airs its summer finale, while Letterman, Fallon, Meyers, and Ferguson return from hiatus. Conan, Kimmel, and [...]

What's On TV This Week: 'Louie' and 'Playing House's Season Finales

Two of the best summer shows are wrapping up their seasons this week. Louis C.K.'s multi-part-episode-filled fourth season of Louie will air a two-part finale tonight that will conclude the storyline set up in the Pamela Adlon episode two weeks ago. Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's USA series Playing House finishes its inaugural season tomorrow, also with a two-parter. In the late night world, Kevin Hart is hitting The Daily Show, Conan, and The Tonight Show, the cast and crew of They Came Together (Paul Rudd, David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michaela Watkins, Max Greenfield) are making their rounds, and Mike Myers is visiting Late Night with Seth Meyers [...]

What's On TV This Week: Season Finale for 'Silicon Valley,' Premiere of 'Undateable'

While the broadcast networks' season finales are behind us, HBO's sitcoms Silicon Valley and Veep will return after a hiatus this weekend. Silicon Valley will end its eight-episode first season Sunday, but it was quickly renewed for a second season shortly after its premiere so there's plenty more to come. SyFy is debuting its new comedy show, The Wil Wheaton Project, tonight, and NBC continues to roll out its summer programming with the premiere of Undateable, a comedy starring Chris D'Elia and Ron Funches and produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town). Undateable airs as a lead-in to Last Comic Standing, which premiered last week, and will establish its finalists this week. Unfortunately almost [...]

What's on TV This Week: 'Louie', 'Maron', and 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Return

It's a week of hellos and goodbyes on television. Louie, Maron, and Comedy Bang! Bang! are all back with the debut of their new seasons, while a bunch of other series, including New Girl and The Mindy Project, are airing their season finales.

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

What's on TV This Week: 'Drunk History' and 'Nathan For You' Return

Although many shows are on hiatus for the July 4th break, this week remains a big one for comedy. Drunk History and Nathan For You both return for second seasons on Comedy Central, while Undateable finishes out its season with three back to back episodes. Bad Teacher is also back with two brand new episodes,  Jimmy Kimmel is the only late night host to air shows this week, joined by guests Melissa McCarthy, Marc Maron, and Mark Duplass. Check out the week's full comedy listings below:

What's On TV This Week: A 90-Minute Episode of 'Louie'

Louis C.K.'s fourth season starts to wind down tonight a week ahead of its finale. It's been a season full of experimentation with multi-part stories and that continues with tonight's Louie, a special 90-minute, two-part episode entitled "In the Woods" that features guest stars Todd Barry and Jeremy Renner.

Elsewhere on TV this week, Dave Chappelle is doing Fallon and Letterman to promote his series of Radio City Music Hall shows, making these the first late night appearances he's done in a whopping six years. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are stopping by The Tonight Show tomorrow to debut the Dumb and Dumber To trailer, John Oliver's visiting Late Night with [...]

What's On TV This Week: 'The Maya Rudolph Show' and 'Last Comic Standing'

With most of the broadcast networks having aired their season finales over the last few weeks or are airing them this week, it's officially summer for the major networks. NBC is kicking off its summer programming, introducing the revamped version of its on-again off-again standup reality show Last Comic Standing, produced by Wanda Sykes and hosted by JB Smoove  with Roseanne Barr, Russell Peters, and Keenen Ivory Wayans as judges this time around.

NBC is also debuting The Maya Rudolph Show, a one-off variety show special hosted by the SNL alum that will serve as a pilot for a regular series. Guests for the special include Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, [...]

What's on TV This Week: Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's 'Playing House' Premieres

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, who created and starred in the acclaimed but short-lived 2012 NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever together, are debuting their new comedy, Playing House, this week on USA with two back-to-back episodes. The show's supporting cast features Brad Morris, Zach Woods, and Keegan-Michael Key, and it's part of the USA network's new push towards comedy programming.

While Playing House is starting its season this week, several comedies are wrapping up their seasons, including Portlandia and freshman series Sirens and Review. Also, Saturday Night Live returns this week with Andrew Garfield as host, and Louis C.K. and Amy Sedaris are both doing the same episode of Letterman, which should be [...]