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What to Watch/DVR This Week

Well, here we are. Another week with not a whole lot on TV. I hope maybe you caught a good sale on Blu-Rays this weekend and now you are flush with new Blu-Rays to watch! That would be very lucky for you.

This week will bring us the season finales of both Modern Family and The Middle on Wednesday. Those should be good! Those should be something, at least. Probably good. Half of that will be good, I'm guessing.

Otherwise, we have some talk show guests! Talk show guests never disappoint, especially Norm MacDonald who will be appearing on Wednesday's Late Late Show and Demetri Martin, who will be appearing on Tuesday's Tonight Show. Oh thank goodness.

Otherwise, check out the rest of the listings. And maybe let us know how you're spending your mandatory 10+ hours a day in front of the TV? Unless it's gross!

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

I have to tell you, there isn't a whole lot going on this week. I hope you're going on vacation until Thursday.

In case you aren't, Zach Galifianakis is going to be on Conan tonight and Norm MacDonald will be there on Tuesday. And Ed Helms will be on the Tonight Show on Wednesday. All great.

Then, when you come back from vacation, you'll be just in time for the hour-long Office season finale with so many guest stars! And then two new episodes of Parks and Recreation, the second of which is also the season finale! That will be nice.

Saturday Night Live should be good this week. Justin Timberlake is hosting and it is also the season finale. Everything is ending. :(

And then you watch Bob's Burgers on Sunday and get ready to start your new life without any new episodes of almost all of the shows you like.

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

Well, look at that. Another Mothers' Day come and gone, another week, another TV thing. Let's get right to it!

All throughout the week we'll have comedians appearing on different talk shows to promote their various projects. This week is very abnormal in that way. JK. To give you a taste, we'll have Demetri Martin tonight on Conan, Will Ferrell Tuesday on the Daily Show, and Maya Rudolph and Nick Offerman Thursday on Late Night.

This Thursday we have the conclusion of Community's two-part season finale, "For a Few Paintballs More," which I can assure you is going to be great. And later in the night we'll have two back-to-back new episodes of Parks and Recreation, which has just been the best lately. Also it is the Outsourced season finale! In case you watch that one! Cool.

On Saturday, Ed Helms is going to be hosting a new Saturday Night Live while Wyatt Cenac's special, "Comedy Person," premieres on Comedy Central. So, great. All great.

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The weather has been very nice outside lately and I think we all know what that means — TV season finale season!

30 Rock kicks off the Must See TV finale month this Thursday, adding to an already very Tina Fey-y week. She'll also be hosting a new SNL this Saturday and appearing on Late Night this Friday.

While we're on the subject of late night talk shows, there will be a ton of great guests on pretty much all of them this week. A few highlights are Judd Apatow (Late Night, tonight) Steve Martin (Conan, Tuesday night), and Paul Fieg and Dan Harmon (Last Call, Friday night).

Otherwise, there's a new Bob's Burgers this week so watch that and check out the rest of the listings! READ MORE

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

I'm not totally sure why we're even doing a TV list this week when obviously we're all just going to close our eyes until the Royal Wedding and then keep them closed until next week, but here we are.

So it looks like Paul Reiser is still on The Tonight Show tonight? That might be awkward, considering! But maybe you are interested in that.

Taking the place of The Paul Reiser Show (RIP) this Thursday will be a rerun of The Office, moving right into the super-sized Steve Carell send off. Get ready to laugh and then cry and then laugh bittersweetly. And then there's an extra long Parks and Rec!

Also this Thursday, FX will air the first of the last few episodes of Running Wilde that never made it to Fox. Let's all watch them.

And really, other than a few good talk show guests who you can check out in the list, that is most of the notable stuff that's happening this week. Correct me if I'm wrong, and have a lovely Royal Wedding party READ MORE

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

We have a very nice week ahead of us! To begin, we have another new episode of Norm MacDonald's Sports Show on Tuesday and a few talk show appearances by Tina Fey (Late Late Show tonight, Conan Tuesday).

NBC's lineup is all new on Thursday, including the second-to-last Steve Carell episode of The Office. Also that night on Comedy Central there's a new episode of John Oliver's show, featuring Kumail Nanjiani and a few other great comedians.

On Friday night we'll have the premiere of Ricky Gervais' new HBO special, Talking Funny. I think you should be very excited for this! Gervais, along with Louis CK, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld, will be talking about their careers, comedy, stuff they think about comedy, etc. Everything that you want to hear about if you are reading this website, which you are. "What's the deal with comedy?" -Jerry Seinfeld, Talking Funny

After that we don't have a whole lot. SNL isn't new (it's the Jesse Eisenberg and Nicki Minaj episode), and there aren't any new FOX cartoons on Sunday (instead they're showing The Simpsons Movie). But in any case, check out the rest of the listings and have a fun week! READ MORE

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

There are so many shows premiering this week that I cannot waste any time and have to get right into talking about them right now.

First, we'll have Comedy Central's Sports Show With Norm Macdonald premiering on Tuesday night. Adam deduced that it sounds like it'll be "a 30 minute monologue on sports every week?" And that sounds great. Kind of? I mean it sounds terrible but when you remember that it's Norm Macdonald it sounds great.

Then on Wednesday we'll have the first episode of Happy Endings, the newest show on ABC's comedy lineup (which will feature all new episodes this week). You can see the trailer here. Let's all give it a shot!

Then we'll have the premiere of the Paul Reiser Show during NBC's Thursday night lineup (also all new this week). Remember when he said Splitsider in that promo? Exciting!

Otherwise, there are a bunch of fun late-night talk show guests to check out, including Mike Birbigia (on Kimmel tonight), Ricky Gervais (Tuesday on Letterman), Aziz Ansari (Wednesday on Letterman), and a bunch more.

Then there is honestly nothing on TV over the weekend so I guess just close your eyes until next Monday. And check out the rest of the listings! READ MORE

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

It's getting nicer outside, so you know what that means. Nothing! Let's talk about TV shows.

A cool thing about this week is that there are a million great guests appearing on late night talk shows. Here are a few examples: Billy Crystal on the Daily Show tonight, Tracy Morgan and Charlyne Yi on Conan Tuesday night, Donald Glover on Late Night and Kelly Oxford on Last Call Wednesday night, and on and on. "Cool." Check it out.

Colin Quinn is going to be on the Daily Show this Tuesday to talk about his one-man show Long Story Short, which will air Saturday night on HBO. And that'll end just in time for you to watch the new SNL (hosted by Helen Mirren) right when it airs, like you do every week.

And then you'll have a bunch of things to watch Sunday night, as both the Simpsons and Bob's Burgers are new, and then The Comedy Awards will air on Comedy Central at 9PM. Even though you found out the winners, like, forever ago, you should still check it out and maybe make a pool with your friends who don't use the Internet? Or play a drinking game that works in your favor, whatever you choose your favor to be.

So there you go! Have the best week and look at the rest of this post. READ MORE

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As March comes to a close and April comes to an open, TV has lined up a few things to make the transition as easy as clicking a remote! Or as easy as going to sleep and then waking up again and having it be a new month.

Tonight we have the season premiere of Showtime's The United States of Tara, at 10:30. Which Tara state is your favorite? My favorite is "normal Tara."

Later in the week we'll have a few appearances of the greatest talk show guest ever, Norm Macdonald, doing what he's the greatest at: being a talk show guest. First on Letterman Wednesday night, and then Thursday night on the Daily Show.

Also on Thursday night you can catch John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central, featuring Maria Bamford, Deon Cole, and others. That's good for you because all of your NBC shows, except Perfect Couples (RIP), are going to be in reruns. Booooo!

Closing out the week we'll have a new episode of Saturday Night Live, featuring Elton John as both the host and musical guest. So "don't go breakin' my heart," if you know what I mean, and check out the rest of the listings! READ MORE

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

Correct me if I'm wrong, but what it looks like we have this week is a "pretty standard week" week. Which isn't to say that it's a bad week, of course — still a great week. Just the kind of no-frills week that we all feel so comfortable with that maybe take it for granted sometimes, you know? Anyway, let's talk about it. The week. Television!

NBC is all new on Thursday! And ABC is pretty much all new Wednesday, as well as Fox on Sunday night. So that's great.

Saturday Night Live is going to be a rerun on Saturday, but that's OK because Norm McDonald's standup special "Me Doing Standup," which premieres on Comedy Central Saturday night, is shaping up to be a major highlight of this week. Set your DVRs right now so you don't forget.

Otherwise, we have some good late night guests, beginning tonight with Steve Martin and his bluegrass band performing on the Colbert Report. So check those out, as well as the other listings, and have a great week! Inside! With your TV. READ MORE

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

There are some big things happening on TV this week! Big "special" things. First, on Tuesday night, we have the Comedy Central roast of Donald Trump. I don't know how you feel about roasts, but if you like them you should tune in! It's definitely going to be on.

Then on Friday night, again on Comedy Central, we'll have Give It Up for Greg Giraldo. A tribute featuring interviews with people like Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Conan O’Brien, and lots of others, along with footage of and interviews with Greg Giraldo himself.

On Saturday, HBO is airing The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway. That is going to be great. And there isn't a new SNL this week so you don't even have to watch two things. You can just DVR this, watch it in real-time, and then watch it again right away!

Otherwise on the schedule, NBC's Thursday lineup is almost all new, except for The Office. And there will be some pretty good late-night guests (Jane Lynch, Steve Martin, etc.) spread throughout the week. So I think we're in pretty good shape here? Great. Check out the rest!

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

Well, lots of things are not new this week. But although there is certainly not the amount (too much) of new TV to which we've all grown accustomed, there is still an overwhelming amount of new TV to watch. Great!

For example, two of your all-time favorite Seths will be on Conan this week. Seth Green on Monday and then Seth Rogan on Thursday. "Cool."

Then on Wednesday, Spike is airing a special called "Charlie Sheen's Winningest Moments," which is very fresh and probably a lot about the tragedy of domestic and substance abuse.

Friday, there will be two new Comedy Central Presents specials, featuring Louis Katz and Jay Larson.

Then, Saturday night brings us the ultimate episode of An Idiot Abroad, during which Karl Pilkington will come home and wow everyone with everything he's learned. Or maybe just be made a fool of? It's hard to predict! And later that night, Saturday Night Live will be hosted by Zach Galifianakis. And then Sunday will bring us a new Bob's Burgers.

So, great. That should be enough to get us through the week, right? Program your DVRs accordingly. READ MORE

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What to Watch/DVR This Week

Is it just me or has all of this consistently good comedy on TV gotten a little exhausting lately? It's hard to keep up! There are so many shows! Luckily, if you're looking on the bright side of things, which I assume you are at all times, we'll be getting a bit of a breather this Thursday when NBC switches from its jam-packed comedy schedule to a jam-packed marathon of Office reruns. During that time maybe you can check out tomorrow's sure-to-be-hilarious Dan St. Germain performance on Jimmy Fallon that you'll have DVRed? Just a suggestion.

Otherwise this week, definitely tune into the amazing Jessi Klein's new Comedy Central Presents this Friday, and then on Saturday SNL is back with Miley Cyrus and the Strokes. You're probably wondering, "Why is Miley Cyrus not also the musical guest?!" I don't know, but I'm just as upset as you are, believe me. Maybe she'll do a duet with the Strokes? (Probably!) Tune in to see, and check out the rest of the listings! READ MORE

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Wow, a new week? Already? This week's schedule is largely the same as all the weeks' have been lately, except a few things aren't new and then there's a big thing at the end. As for what's not new, that would be the Fox Sunday lineup and Saturday Night Live again. As for what you should definitely watch, other than the normal things that I assume you're checking out weekly (Portlandia, Onion Sports Dome, Parks & RecGossip Girl), I'd highly suggest tuning into Conan on Thursday night, when he'll host both Stephen Merchant and Kumail Nanjiani. That's going to be great! And then on Sunday night we have the Academy Awards, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. That means you only have a few days left to enter your office Oscar pool! I wrote in Arcade Fire for every category on mine. So good luck, take a look at the listings, have fun DVRing, and have a great TV week. READ MORE