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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 new sitcom Bad Teacher, an adaptation of the 2011 Cameron Diaz comedy of the same name. The CBS version was created by Hilary Winston (Community, Happy Endings).

Other big comedy stuff this week includes Parks and Rec and Archer airing their season finales, The Boondocks returning to Adult Swim with new episodes after nearly a four-year hiatus (but without its creator, Aaron McGruder), and Stephen Colbert appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman for the first time since it was announced he'll be taking over the show next year.

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This Week in Comedy: 'Community' and 'Rick and Morty' Wrap Up Their Seasons

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-Both of Dan Harmon's shows, Community and Rick and Morty, aired their season finales. We reviewed both of their seasons.

-Fox is canceling its Saturday night animated block Fox ADHD, but it will continue on the web.

-SNL announced they're airing a 40th anniversary special next February.

-We made a videolist of Conan O'Brien's most memorable remote segments.

-CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will be a guest on Letterman next week.

-We ranked the recent slew of announced reboots and sequels in The Comedy Sequel and Reboot Tolerability Scale.

-Maya Rudolph's new variety special, The Maya Rudolph Show, will premiere May 19th and will feature a bunch of guest stars. Here's a videolist of her finest musical moments.

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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 late night world this week in the wake of last week's Late Show with Stephen Colbert announcement. SNLDaily Show, Colbert Report, Letterman, FallonKimmel, Meyers, Letterman, @midnight, and Arsenio are all showing reruns this week.

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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 Nurse Jackie are both premiering their latest seasons on Sunday, and Seth Rogen is hosting SNL for the third time. Check out the week's full listing of comedy shows below:

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This Week in Comedy: 'HIMYM' Ends and David Letterman Announces His Retirement


In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-David Letterman announced that he's retiring from late night in 2015 after 35 years of hosting TV shows and being one of the most influential hosts in the history of late night TV.

-We made a list of who we think are the top candidates to replace David Letterman. A report says that Stephen Colbert is the network's top choice and that he wants the job.

-As if losing David Letterman isn't enough for CBS in one week, the network said goodbye to How I Met Your Mother after nine seasons.

-Season 2 of Inside Amy Schumer debuted, and it scored absurdly impressive ratings.

-We interviewed Amy Schumer about the new season of her show, Rachael Harris about Bad WordsMike Nelson about RiffTrax's National Geographic TV special, and Flight of the ConchordsRhys Darby about his new Netflix show, Short Poppies.

-FXX renewed It's Always Sunny for two more seasons, keeping it on the air through 2017 and making it the longest-running live-action sitcom in cable history,  and ordered a new series starring Tracy Morgan, co-created by the Always Sunny guys.

-Key and Peele won a Peabody Award.

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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 Schumer return for its second season, Veep returns for its third, and The Mindy Project comes back from hiatus.

In late night this week, Conan hosts his show in Dallas, Drew Carey guest hosts The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (while Ferguson is filling in for him on Price Is Right), Bill Clinton will become the first US President to do Kimmel, and Anna Kendrick hosts a new Saturday Night Live. Check out the week's full listing of comedy shows below: READ MORE

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This Week in Comedy: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Broad City', 'Kroll Show', and 'Girls' Wrap Up Their Current Seasons

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-We reviewed the first seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Broad City, the second season of Kroll Show, and the third season of Girls, all of which ended this week.

-Nothing's official yet, but plans are underway for a sixth season and a movie for Community.

-AMC is getting into comedy, offering development deals to Wyatt Cenac, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, and Kevin Smith.

-We interviewed Fred Armisen about Portlandia, Hannibal Buress about his new Comedy Central standup special, Matt Walsh about the upcoming season of Veep, and Billy Eichner about Billy on the Street, and Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse about their Comedy Central web series, Idiotsitter. READ MORE

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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 Live. READ MORE

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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.

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This Week in Comedy: President Obama Visits 'Between Two Ferns'

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-President Barack Obama was a guest on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis. Here’s how it happened.

-We brought you inside SXSW for the Late Night with Seth Meyers panel and Lena Dunham’s keynote address.

-Louis C.K. will host SNL on March 29th, and Louie season 4 will premiere May 5th.

-Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm are starring in a movie together.
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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, cast members Mike O’Brien and Taran Killam are set to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers together.

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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: READ MORE

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This Week in Comedy: Remembering Harold Ramis

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-Comedy legend Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. We took a look at his extensive SCTV legacy and gathered up remembrances and reactions from all of his comedy peers and everyone who followed in his footsteps.

-Late Night with Seth Meyers premiered

-Comedy Central renewed Broad City for Season 2.

co-creator Mike Schur believes the next season might be its last. First lady Michelle Obama is slated to guest star on the current season's one-hour finale.

-Wes Anderson made a fully-animated version of his movie The Grand Budapest Hotel before filming the actual movie.

-Adam McKay says he and Will Ferrell are done with sequels; there won't be an Anchorman 3 or a Step Brothers 2.

-We talked to Jessica Williams about being a Daily Show correspondent, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter about their podcast Topics, and Becky Yamamoto about her web series Uninspired.

-Season 4 of Portlandia premiered this week, and we examined how the show has transformed from quirky underdog to comedy mainstay.

-Eugene Mirman got a couple of silly petitions onto the White House website. READ MORE

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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.

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