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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 [...]

What's on TV This Week: 'How I Met Your Mother' Ends After Nine Seasons

It's a week full of endings and beginnings in the TV world. After nine seasons, CBS’s How I Met Your Mother will be ending with a final, hour-long episode on Monday. Raising Hope will also be having its one-hour season finale, having been canceled by Fox a few weeks back. Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule and HBO's Doll & Em are also airing their season finales. Fortunately, several new shows are debuting this week: James Van Der Beek-led sitcom Friends With Better Lives on CBS, the animated anthology series TripTank on Comedy Central, and Mike Judge's Silicon Valley on HBO. On top of all that, Inside Amy [...]

What's on TV this Week: 'Billy on the Street' Makes Its Triumphant Return

After a year-long gap between seasons, Billy Eichner's man on the street game show Billy on the Street returns this Wednesday for its 10-episode third season. The new season is set to feature a whole slew of amazing guest stars, including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Lena Dunham, Seth Meyers, Nick Offerman, and more.

Also making its return this week is Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's Adult Swim series Rick and Morty, which took a six-week hiatus in the middle of its first season in late January around the time the show was renewed for a second season. While Saturday Night Live is on hiatus this week, [...]

What's on TV This Week: The First Week of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

The debut of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show is the big comedy event in TV this week. Following last night's cameo-filled debut episode, Fallon has a whole slew of big guests ready to come through, including Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, and, of course, Justin Timberlake. Late Night with Seth Meyers debuts next week.

In addition to The Tonight Show, other big comedy TV happenings this week include NBC debuting its new sitcom About a Boy, IFC airing a preview episode of Portlandia's new season on Thursday, and Mel Brooks visiting Conan O'Brien for a Sid Caesar tribute.

Check out the week's full listing [...]

What's on TV This Week: Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe's Final 'Parks and Rec', and Prince Visits 'New Girl'

There's a lot happening in the comedy world on TV this week. Longtime cast members Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe's final episode of Parks and Recreation, involving their characters moving away and the rest of the gang saying goodbye, is set to air Thursday. It will air after Community's first Donald Glover-less episode and since Sunday is the Super Bowl, Parks and Rec'll be followed by a two-hour SNL special featuring the best of the show's sports material.

Following the actual Super Bowl on Sunday, Fox is giving the coveted post-game timeslot to new episodes of New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with both of them boasting big guest stars. [...]

What's on TV This Week: 'Community' and 'Rick and Morty's Season Finales

It's a week full of season finales as network and cable shows alike are wrapping up for a little while. Both of Dan Harmon's TV shows, Rick and Morty and Community, are airing season finales this week, with Chris Elliott guest starring on the Community finale, the second half of a two-parter. Workaholics, Mom, and The Crazy Ones are also wrapping up their seasons.

Jim Rash's Sundance interview series The Writers' Room returns for its second season, and FX's dark comedy-drama Fargo will air its 90-minute premiere. The show features comedy people like Bob Odenkirk, Martin Freeman, Glenn Howerton, and Key & Peele.

Things are looking pretty slow in the [...]

What's on TV this Week: Season Finales of 'Broad City', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', and 'Kroll Show'

A ton of TV comedies are having their season finales this week. Although March Madness continues, there’s no shortage of comedy on TV this week. In addition to last night's Girls finale, Broad City, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Kroll Show are all concluding their current seasons in the next few days. Amy Poehler is guest starring on both the Broad City and Kroll finales, with Seth Rogen and Katy Perry also popping up on Kroll.

Other notable TV stuff this week includes Fox premiering a new series, Surviving Jack, starring Christopher Meloni; Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Cosby making their Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon debuts, and Louis C.K. returning to host Saturday Night [...]

What's on TV this Week: Andy Daly's New Show 'Review' Premieres on Comedy Central

This week sees the premiere of Andy Daly’s new Comedy Central show Review, which stars him as a critic who reviews life experiences rather than TV, food, or movies. Created by and starring Daly, Review also features Jessica St. Clair, Fred Willard, and James Urbaniak.

Other exciting TV stuff this week includes Lena Dunham hosting SNL for the first time, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert bookending the week on The Tonight Show, and the series premieres of George Lopez's FX show Saint George and the Denis Leary-produced USA paramedic comedy Sirens. Check out the week’s full listing of comedy shows below:

What's on TV This Week: 'Dads' Goes Away

With the Winter Olympics in full swing and this being a lull in the middle of NBC's big late night transition, it's a bit of a slow week for TV in the comedy world. All of NBC's late night shows, Letterman, and a bunch of primetime shows are pre-empted or airing reruns, with the only notable events being Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer and Hannibal Buress going on @midnight together and Fox's Dads airing back-to-back episodes that will serve as its season (and maybe series?) finale.

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What's on TV This Week: 'Broad City' Premieres on Comedy Central

Comedy Central is set to debut its newest series this week: Broad City. Based on their hit web series of the same name, Broad City stars comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as a pair of 20something friends living in New York City, with folks like Chris Gethard, Hannibal Buress, and John Gemberling playing recurring roles. The show is executive produced by Amy Poehler.

Broad City's lead-in, Workaholics, will also be airing its season premiere Wednesday night, Jonah Hill is hosting SNL, and a ton of other shows are airing new episodes. Check out the week's full listing of comedy shows below:

What's on TV This Week: Dave Attell Returns to Comedy Central

After a huge week of premieres and finales, this week is a little calmer. Dave Attell, who hosted the late night program Insomniac on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2004, is returning to the network in a big way this week. His new hour special debuts on Comedy Central Saturday at midnight, followed by the season premiere of Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, a new standup showcase series he's hosting that airs at 1am. Comedy Underground will have an eight-episode run and will feature standups like Amy Schumer, Judah Friedlander, Nikki Glaser, Lil Rel Howery, Ali Wong, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

Elsewhere in TV this week, Californication and [...]

What's On TV This Week: HBO's 'Doll & Em' Premieres and 'Whose Line' Returns

With March Madness in full swing, many shows including Letterman, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, SNL, and Conan are on hiatus this week. HBO is premiering a new half-hour comedy, the British sitcom Doll & Em, created by and starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. Also premiering this week is the second season of The CW network's Whose Line Is It Anyway? reboot, with Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and host Aisha Tyler all returning.

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

What's on TV this Week: 'Seth Meyers', 'Steve Brule', 'Ali G', 'Portlandia', 'SNL', and 'Pete Holmes'

Now that the Winter Olympics are over, comedy television is back to normal over at NBC, and there's a lot of exciting stuff happening elsewhere too. This week sees the debut of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the season premieres of Portlandia and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, the premieres of FXX's Ali G: Rezurection (old episodes of Da Ali G Show with new interstitials) and ABC's midseason sitcom Suburgatory, the return of The Pete Holmes Show and Saturday Night Live; and on Sunday, the 86th Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

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

What's on TV This Week: Final Episodes of Leno's 'Tonight Show' and Fallon's 'Late Night'

This week marks the end of an era in late night. The final episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will air on Thursday, and Jimmy Fallon's last Late Night will air on Friday. Late Night will be airing "best of" episodes Monday through Wednesday, leading up to Fallon's final show with Andy Samberg and The Muppets on Friday. Jay Leno's final guests will be Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks. On top of that, there's Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien counterprogramming against Leno's final show with big guests and the final installment in IFC's miniseries The Spoils of Babylon.

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