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

fx marriedThis 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 night world returns to normal thsi week with Conan, Kimmel, and Comedy Central's late night block all return from break, with Nathan Fielder set to make his Letterman debut likely to be something memorable.

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The Week In Comedy: The 2014 Emmy Nominations

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

-Here are this year's comedy Emmy nominations.

Homestar Runner co-creator says he wants to revive the popular web cartoon.

-We talked to Maria Bamford about smaller audiences, international comedy scenes, and how she develops her act.

-The cast and writing staff for NBC's new sketch comedy was revealed.

-Weird Al just released the full track list for his new album Mandatory Fun. We looked back at Weird Al's first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

-We listed the eight longest-lasting SNL cast member tenures, and profiled each of them.



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

welcome-to-swedenThis 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 Comedy Central’s late night chunk remain on break.

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The 9 Best 'Nathan For You' Stunts From Season 1

nathan for you 107After over an over-a-year-long break, Nathan For You returns to Comedy Central tonight with the premiere of its second season, and to get back in the docu-comedy series' groove, we've compiled a list of Nathan Fielder's top nine stunts from season one. From inventing a poo-tasting ice cream flavor to setting up his own dating-reality show called The Hunk, Fielder is constantly pushing himself to top himself by making his show as funny and uncomfortable as it can be.

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

nathanfielder_dumbstarbucksAlthough 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:


This Week in Comedy: North Korea Declares War on Comedy

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

-North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un declares Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new comedy, The Interview, an ‘Act of War’. Then they launched three missiles.

-Funny or Die releases the lineup for their second ever Oddball Tour — and it’s amazing

-FYI: Amazon is taking comedy series submissions again.

-We check out how the legal marijuana industry is helping to elevate Denver’s comedy scene.

-We take a look at Jason Sudeikis’s long and versatile career on Saturday Night Live.

-Even stranger than the Kim Jong-un/Seth Rogen standoff, here comes David Hasselhoff’s very own Curb Your Enthusiasm. READ MORE


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

theboondocksPrior 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 is returning to Jimmy Kimmel Live a week ahead of the eagerly-awaited season two premiere of Nathan For You.

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

louis ck 640Two 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 joined by the subject of his new documentary, veteran talent manager Shep Gordon.

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This Week in Comedy: 'The Onion' Unveils Clickhole.com

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

-We take a look inside The Onion's new click-bait-satirizing website Clickhole.

-Comedian and mentor of Tracy Morgan, James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair passed away after a fatal car wreck that also critically injured Ardie Fuqua, Harris Stanton, and Morgan himself.

-Beloved pioneer of British alt comedy, Rik Mayall has passed awayWe remember him fondly.

-Comedy Central renews Inside Amy Schumer and Review, and order two new shows, Idiotsitter and Another Period.

-Dave Chappelle this week made his first late night appearance in six years. Here he is talking to Letterman about Chappelle's Show's sudden end.

-Saturday night, Splitsider will be celebrating the release of our standup film, A Night at Whiplash. Come celebrate with us!



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

Louie 2Louis 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 Seth Meyers, and Comedy Central's Half Hour standup specials continue with new ones from Tommy Johnagin and Adam Newman.

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This Week in Comedy: 'Silicon Valley' and 'Inside Amy Schumer's Wrapped Up Their Seasons

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

Silicon Valley and Inside Amy Schumer eached aired their season finales. We reviewed Silicon Valley's first year and rounded up the best sketches from this season of Amy Schumer.

-Following the success of Workaholics and Broad CityComedy Central has ordered a pilot from sketch duo BriTANick.

-NYC standup and former SNL writer Michael Che made his debut as a Daily Show correspondent. We interviewed him about his Comedy Central Half Hour, which airs tonight.

-John Oliver's net neutrality segment caused the FCC's comment section to crash.

-The UCB Theatre announced the amazing lineup for the 16th annual Del Close Marathon. READ MORE


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.

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This Week in Comedy: 'Community' May Return, New Danny McBride Show Announced, and More

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

-Hulu is in talks with Sony to produce a sixth season of Community.

-HBO has ordered 18 episodes of Danny McBride and Jody Hill's Eastbound & Down follow-up Vice Principals, which stars McBride as one of the titular high school administrators.

-We looked back at the time CBS auditioned potential Late Late Show host replacements like Drew Carey, Michael Ian Black, and Aisha Tyler on air back in 2004, and we make the case that they should do it again.

Kroll Show writer and co-creator John Levenstein took us behind "Niece Denise" in another edition of our column Sketch Anatomy.

Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow responded to Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday's remarks linking their movies and the recent UCSB tragedy. 

-We talked to Janeane Garofalo about her style, her influence, and her complete lack of web presence.

-Here's the line-up for the 2014 iteration of Tenacious D's jam-packed annual comedy gathering, Festival Supreme. READ MORE


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, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes, Chris Parnell, and Janelle Monáe as Rudolph presents a series of songs and sketches. On top of all that, this week also sees some network sitcoms wrapping up for the summer, including season finales for Modern FamilyMike & Molly, and The Middle and a series finale for Mixology.

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