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What's on TV This Week: Key and Peele's Super Bowl Special

It's Super Bowl week, and fans of football are in for a real treat. Andrew Luck and Drew Brees stop in for some late night fun on Letterman and Conan, and to prep for the big game, Comedy Central presents Key and Peele's Super Bowl Special. During the one-hour episode, the duo will provide commentary and sketches about America's gridiron game.  Also this week, HBO premieres Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen and J.K. Simmons hosts SNL.

In late night, Regis Philbin and Whitney Cummings split the week hosting The Late Late Show with guests Martin Short and David Letterman. Conan has Brian Scolaro, Rainn Wilson, Simon Helberg, and Craig Ferguson while Letterman has guests John [...]

What's on TV This Week: 'Portlandia' and 'Girls' Kick Off Their New Seasons

It's the new year, and many of TV's best shows are back on the roster. Portlandia premieres its fifth season Thursday with a flashback to 1991, and Girls premieres season four on Sunday night. Also this week, the new series Togetherness premieres on HBO, and @midnight moves to 11:30 pm for the next two weeks.

In late night, Drew Carey will guest host The Late Late Show with guests Eric Idle, Lachlan Patterson, Ryan Hamilton, Jessica St. Clair, and Povitsky. Letterman has Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Peretti, and Michael Somerville while Fallon has Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Patton Oswalt. Oswalt also stops in to see Meyers, and Nick Kroll is a guest on Kimmel. [...]

What's on TV This Week: Thanksgiving Specials to Be Thankful For

This week the Thanksgiving festivities begin. Tuesday's Marry Me has Annie trying to host Thanksgiving dinner for the first time while Wednesday's The Middle has the family taking on a buffet for their Thanksgiving meal. Continuing the theme, Modern Family's Phil cooks their turkey and enlists Luke as his sous-chef, and The Goldbergs opt out of celebrating the holiday altogether. Also new this week is Comedy Central's late night lineup. Jon Stewart visits The Colbert Report, Pete Holmes is a contestant on @midnight, and Stan Lee is pitching new super heroes on Key and PeeleSNL is live on Saturday with host Cameron Diaz.

In late night, The Horrible Bosses 2 cast takes to the late night circuit. [...]

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: 'The Nightly Show' Is Here

This week Comedy Central launches two new show — The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and This is Not Happening. The Nightly Show has confirmed guests like John Leguizamo and the president's speechwriter-turned-TV writer Jon Lovett to sit on the show's discussion panel.  This is Not Happening is hosted by Ari Shaffir and features long-form storytelling from standups. Blake Shelton will host this week's SNL, and Sunday's Fox lineup is jam packed with new episodes from The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, and Bob's Burgers.

In late night, The Late Late Show will be hosted by Jim Gaffigan and Judd Apatow, and guests include Sarah Silverman, Dave Koechner, Adam Sandler, [...]

What's On TV This Week: The End of 'The Colbert Report'

The biggest event on TV this week is a sad one: the end of The Colbert Report and a goodbye to the "Stephen Colbert" character. The final episode airs Thursday night, and as his final guest Colbert welcomes "Grimmy", his lifelong friend. Sounds like things could get a lil dark.

That's not the only goodbye this week: Friday, Craig Ferguson says farewell on his last Late Late Show with guest Jay Leno. Also that night, The Birthday Boys wrap up season 2 with sketches based off of their favorite summer. And on Saturday, be sure to catch Amy Adams host SNL.

Elsewhere in late night, The Daily Show has guest Chris Rock, Letterman has guests Rosie [...]

What's on TV This Week: New Episodes Aplenty

Prepare for a week with loads of new episodes every night. Tonight on The Millers, Nathan attempts to be less self involved while Tuesday's New Girl features Nick feigning to be gay and CeCe contemplating a breast reduction. On Wednesday, one of Key and Peele's sketches has a henchman cramping a super villain's style, and Thursday night's Two and Half Men has Alan and Walden convincing a social worker they're ready to adopt. Friday the Birthday Boys explore romance in a series of sketches that range from male swingers to a married couple in need of a date. On Saturday, Woody Harrelson returns to host SNL, and on Sunday night Fox lineup is back — in The Simpsons, [...]

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: The Final Seasons of 'Parks and Rec' and 'Kroll Show' Begin

What a week for TV! Monday kicks off the action with Kathy Griffin taking the reins of E!’s Fashion Police. The season five premiere marks the first episode without Griffin’s mentor, the late Joan Rivers. Tuesday the final seasons of Parks and Recreation and The Kroll Show premiere on their respected networks. Wednesday, Comedy Central premieres season two of Broad City and season five of Workaholics. On Thursday, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premieres season ten followed by the new show Man Seeking Woman starring Jay Baruchel. And finally, Kevin Hart will host SNL on Saturday.

In late night, Adam Devine, Larry David, and Johnny Beehner will be on Letterman, [...]

What's on TV This Week: 'The Heart, She Holler' Returns

This week Comedy Central is back full throttle with new episodes of The Daily Show, Colbert Report, @midnight, South Park, and a Sneak Peek that will take you inside Kroll Show. Adult Swim primers the third season of The Heart, She Holler with a new episode each night. Also in store is Showtime's Pauly Shore Stands Alone — a documentary that gives a glimpse into the comedians Midwest tour, his ailing mother, and his life outside of comedy. And be sure to catch a new Saturday Night Live with host James Franco.

In late night, Don Rickles visits Kimmel, and Steve Carell and Drew Carey stop in to chat with Ferguson. [...]

What's on TV This Week: 'Garfunkel and Oates' Premieres on IFC

This week marks the series premieres of IFC's Garfunkel and Oates and FX's Partners. Partners stars Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence as lawyers with opposing ethical views forced to work together, while Garfunkel and Oates follows the mishaps of the comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci. In the world of late night, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Conan are new and set to feature comedians Andi Osho, Brad Trackman, Sam Morril, and Todd Glass.

Check out this week’s full comedy listings 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: