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Amy Sedaris Sings David Letterman a Goodbye Medley

Amy Sedaris made her 34th and final Letterman appearance last night, and to express her love and appreciation for Dave, she sang him a beautiful goodbye medley. She also thanked Letterman for welcoming her on the show for so many years and all he's done for late night: "You're like a New York staple! You're like the Turkish Baths on 10th Street! You're like scaffolding, you know?"

Angela Kinsey's Grandmother Isn't a Fan of Her TV Shows

Here's a clip from Angela Kinsey's visit to last night's Conan, where she tells O'Brien all about her harshest critic, who happens to be her Southern grandmother Lena May. Whether it's Kinsey's work on The Office (Too vulgar!), her new TBS show (What's TBS?), or her time as a Conan, Lena May thinks Angela's comedy career is just a little too vulgar to bother watching. Check out another clip from Kinsey's interview below:

MTV2 Is Bringing Back 'Celebrity Deathmatch'

MTV claymation series Celebrity Deathmatch might be heading back to television with all new episodes. According to THR, MTV2 has given a pilot order to a Celebrity Deathmatch revival from original creator Eric Fogel. The revival will be similar to the original that ran from 1998-2002, only "reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars." This makes the second time MTV2 attempted a Celebrity Deathmatch reboot; the network aired new fifth and sixth seasons from 2006-2007 but ultimately canceled the series. Check out some original Celebrity Deathmatch fights below:

What's on TV This Week: Showtime Debuts 'Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro'

This week Sundance is back on Tuesday with another Behind the Story with the Paley Center, and this time the show gives an inside look at the creation of The Mindy Project. Friday it's a must watch evening of television. ABC has a big finale night with Last Man Standing ending season four, and Cristela wrapping season one, and Showtime premieres, Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro.

In late night, Chris D'Elia and David O'Doherty are on Conan, Billy Crystal and Tom Dreesen stop by Letterman while Tim Allen and Jamie Foxx visit Kimmel. The Late Late Show with James Corden has Erin and Sara Foster, Grace Helbig, and Nick Kroll.

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'Veep' Isn't About the First Female President (Thank God)

Imagine an original comedy about The First Woman President. Between media pressure (“Is she powerful enough?”) and network notes (“Is she relatable enough?”) and focus group testing (“She should be hotter, but not like, too hot?”) it would likely endure as much tweaking, flattening and deadening as the Clinton campaign put into Hillary’s announcement video (Clinton 2016!). Every scene would be plagued by questions like, “Do we really want to imply that this is how The First Female President would behave in the War Room?” or “But can we really let The First Woman President refuse to pardon both turkeys just because she’s on her period?” Every plot point would [...]

Here’s an Exclusive Look at 'With Bob and David's Secret 'Mr. Show' Reunion Rehearsal

The first live taping of Netflix's With Bob and David takes place in Los Angeles tonight, but if you aren't lucky enough to have a ticket, here's the next best thing: a bunch of exclusive photos from Odenkirk and Cross's top secret rehearsal show featuring most of the original Mr. Show crew as well as some special guests. We reached out to Bob Odenkirk to ask how rehearsals went and what we can expect from the new series, and here's what he had to say:

The other night at the Steve Allen Theater we (Bob Odenkirk and David Cross) did a "secret" live show to test out some [...]

Billy Crystal Sings a Musical Tribute to David Letterman on 'Late Show'

Billy Crystal made his final Letterman appearance last night, and to thank Dave for 32 years' worth of interviews, he decided to look back on their many memories together through to the tune of "Sunrise, Sunset." Watch another clip from Crystal's interview below:

Bassem Youssef Stops by 'The Daily Show' to Explain the Middle East Proxy Wars

Here's a clip from "Egypt's Jon Stewart" Bassem Youssef's appearance on last night's Daily Show, where he expresses a little disappointment in not being considered for Trevor Noah's recent promotion and explains the complicated proxy wars in the Middle East using a metaphor Americans can understand: It's like March Madness, and the Great Satan (us!) already made it to the final round.

HBO Renews 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'

HBO is doubling down on its hit comedies. The pay network announced today that it's renewed Silicon Valley and Veep for their third and fifth seasons, respectively. Both shows kicked off their latest seasons on HBO last night. Veep creator Armando Iannucci will leave at the end of this season, and former Curb Your Enthusiasm director/executive producer David Mandel has signed on to replace him next year. "Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year," said HBO's Michael Lombardo on the news. "Along with Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, both of which [...]

Bill Murray, Tina Fey, and Steve Martin Among David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Guests

David Letterman makes his final Late Show bow next month on Wednesday, May 20th, and today CBS revealed the guest lineup of his last month on the air. This week's guests include Sarah Jessica Parker, Billy Crystal, Michael J. Fox, Amy Sedaris, Kevin James, and Alec Baldwin, while a bunch of Late Show friends and regulars are slated to show up in the coming weeks, including Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Don Rickles, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Jack Hanna, Michael Keaton, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Martin Short, Howard Stern, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford and [...]

Scott Aukerman Hosts the Ultimate Reality Show on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Here's a clip from Friday's new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, in which Scott Aukerman creates and hosts an all-star reality show with the sole task of driving his contestants into complete madness. Personally, I hope Reality House does well enough to bring back more episodes of Aukerman's best reality show ever Tear Down with Scott Aukerman. Catch the rest of the episode this Friday at 11:00pm on IFC.

When 'How I Met Your Mother' Got Ambitious with Form

‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined

“Give it a rest, Ted.”

“Give what a rest?”

“Trying to turn this night into anything more than what it is, which is New Year’s Eve, which is the single biggest letdown of a night every single year.”

“Come on, come on, we can still turn this thing around. We’ve still got ten minutes.”

“Stop trying to chase down some magical, perfect New Years, Ted. It doesn’t exist.”

The public has largely turned their backs on three-camera [...]

Eric Andre Announces 'The Eric Andre Show's Season 4 Renewal on 'Conan'

Eric Andre made a quick appearance during last night's Conan to make a very special announcement: The Eric Andre Show is returning to Adult Swim for a fourth season. No word yet on when the season will air, but Andre shared the news through the classic "bloody man with candy-covered underwear falls out of a piñata" method.

Here's the First Trailer for Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry's HBO Comedy 'Ballers'

Over a year ago, HBO ordered a new comedy called Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson as a former all-pro running back and Rob Corddry as his "former boss-turned-socially inept financial advisor," and the pay network recently released the first trailer. Ballers debuts after True Detective's season 2 premiere on HBO Sunday, June 21st at 10:00pm.