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What's on TV This Week: 'Togetherness' Wraps Up Season One

togethernessThere's plenty new on this week, including the season finale of Togetherness as well as new episodes of The Mindy Project, Workaholics, and Portlandia. Thursday, VH1 is re-airing SNL's 40th Anniversary Special, and on Saturday night Chris Hemsworth hosts SNL. Finish the week by watching John Oliver recap it all on Last Week Tonight.

In late night, Robert Smigel is on The Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Nick Frost also stops in to Late Night. Cathy Ladman, Paula Poundstone, Josh Robert Thompson, Jane Lynch, and Brendon Walsh are on The Late Late Show with host Drew Carey. Conan welcomes Aziz Ansari and Adam Sandler while Kimmel has Beth Stelling, and Fallon has guest Whitney Cummings.

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This Week in Comedy: 'Parks and Rec' Says Goodbye

parks_and_rec-Parks and Recreation ended its wonderful run, and we took a look at the idealism that defined the show and how it transcended its mockumentary roots.

-We remembered Harris Wittels by compiling some of our favorite Wittels podcast appearances.

-Chunklet magazine issued a long-out-of print seven-minute prank call dubbed "The Corporate Office" by Bob Schriner this week, and we took a look at why it's one of the greatest prank calls of all time.

-We looked at Community’s meta knockout of a bottle episode.

-It was announced that Chris Hemsworth will host SNL on March 7th.

-Second City Archives unearthed a 20-year-old Amy Poehler pilot featuring Del Close.

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What's on TV This Week: The End of 'Parks and Recreation'

parksandrec_S7This week it's all about late night. Comedy Central's late night lineup is back, and The Late Late Show continues to pack in comedic guests. Hosts Billy Gardell and Kunal Nayyar will welcome guests Steve Byrne, Yvette Nicole Brown, Greg Warren, Bob Newhart, Owen Benjamin, and Garfunkel and Oates will perform. Additionally, Will Forte's new Fox show The Last Man on Earth premieres, Dakota Johnson will host SNL, and be sure to finish up the week by watching John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.

Also in late night, Fallon has guests Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer from Broad City, and Kimmel has Will Forte. The cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is on Conan along with Artie Lang and Melissa Rauch, and Seth Meyers welcomes the cast of Parks and Recreation to celebrate its seven seasons on NBC, which wraps up with a special hourlong series finale on Tuesday.

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This Week in Comedy: RIP Harris Wittels

harris wittels parks and rec-Harris Wittels, standup and writer/co-executive producer of Parks and Recreation, was tragically found dead at age 30.

-The stars came home for the SNL 40th anniversary special and we had the best and worst moments of the night.

-We caught up with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson about season 1 of Broad City.

-Norm Macdonald’s recap of Celebrity Jeopardy and #SNL40 is an absolute must-read.

-We talked Hot Tub Time Machine 2 with Rob Corddry, and oh yeah, he also taught us to meditate.

-We went inside the new comedy The Jack and Triumph Show with Jack McBrayer. READ MORE

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What's on TV This Week: 'The Jack and Triumph Show' Debuts

mcbrayer_triumphThe Jack and Triumph Show along with The Odd Couple premieres this week, and Tosh.O is back with season seven. About a Boy has its second season finale and Two and a Half Men wraps its final season. Comedy Central premieres Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson Back of the Bus Funny on Saturday, and John Oliver finishes the week  on Last Week Tonight.

In late night, The Late Late Show is packed with comedic guests that include Weird Al Yankovic, Maz Jobrani, Natasha Leggero, Nick Kroll, Tom Papa, Jimmy Kimmel, and David Cross. The Late Late Show is hosted this week by Thomas Lennon, Lauren Graham, and Will Arnett. Letterman welcomes Adam Scott and Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, and Fallon has Craig Robinson, John Oliver, Martin Short, and Amy Sedaris. On Conan, Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Jackie Kashian, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, and the cast of Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will be by.  Anders Holm and Kathy Griffin visit Meyers, and Chris Elliott is on Kimmel.

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This Week in Comedy: 'SNL' Celebrates 40 Years

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-It’s an end of an era as Jon Stewart announced this week he’s leaving The Daily Show.

-The SNL 40th anniversary special added 30 more minutes.

-We shared 40 of our favorite underappreciated SNL sketches.

-We broke down why the satire we need now is all the satire that's on right now.

-Margaret Cho gave us her take on turning pain into comedy.

-Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi took us inside the world of vampires, gangs, and Avian Puns.

-We took a look at how Sure Thing is helping Austin’s comedy scene explode.

-Brett Gelman exposed his dark side and talked about his new special Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family.

-We told you why the best comedies on TV wouldn’t exist without King of the Hill. READ MORE

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What's on TV This Week: The 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special

snl40Love is on the airways this week.  It starts with Valentine's Day episodes from shows like Marry Me, The Mindy Project, and more. Even Scott Aukerman on Comedy Bang! Bang! plays cupid for Reggie and his dream girl. Also this week, ABC's new show Fresh Off the Boat moves to Tuesday, and Ground Floor ends its second season. Saturday, Rosie O'Donnell's A Heartfelt Standup premieres on HBO. Finish up the week by watching the highly anticipated three hour SNL 40th Anniversary Special, and then get a weekly wrap-up from John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.

In late night, Fallon is visited by Anthony Anderson, Kyle Kinane, Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Letterman has guests Steve Carell and Chris Elliot while Conan has Solomon Georgio performing. The Late Late Show will be hosted by Wayne Brady.

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What's on TV This Week: 'Fresh Off the Boat' Premieres

freshofftheboatThis week, TV is in full swing with shows like The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine back from hiatus. Also in store, ABC adds Fresh Off the Boat to its Wednesday night lineup, and Friday, Comedy Central has Matt Braunger's standup special Big, Dumb Animal.  On Sunday, be sure to catch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver where Oliver wraps up the week's events just in case you missed anything.

In late night, Jimmy Fallon takes his show on the road to Universal Studios Hollywood with guests Ellen DeGeneres and Carl Reiner. Meyers welcomes guests John Oliver, Horatio Sanz, and Brooks Wheelan while Letterman has Martin Short and Andy Kindler. On Kimmel, Bob Odenkirk and on Conan, the Duplass brothers. The Late Late Show has hosts Sean Hayes and John Mayer with guest Jim Carrey.

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This Week in Comedy: Louis C.K. Released a New Special and the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Got Its Cast

louisck-comedystore-What do Kristen Wig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy all have in common?  Well, they’re reportedly your new Ghostbusters cast, and we told you everything we know so far about the franchise’s reboot.

-Louis C.K.’s newest standup special Live at the Comedy Store was released and is available now on his website.

-The Chris Gethard Show will premiere on Fusion in April, and we talked to Gethard about what to expect.

-We talked to David Cross about his directorial debut Hits.

-From SNL to co-creating Portlandia, Fred Armisen is a busy man, and he’s not slowing down — he told us so.

-A Flight of the Conchords tour is in the works for late 2015. READ MORE

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

keyandpeelesuperbowlIt'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 Oliver and Ben Schwartz.

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This Week in Comedy: The Winter TV Season Gets Into Full Swing

manseekingwoman-The Birthday Boys was canceled by IFC.

-We talked to Simon Rich about his new sitcom, Man Seeking Woman.

-We delved into the newly minted sitcom archetype of the Zoidberg.

-Iliza Shlesinger talked to us about her new Netflix standup special.

-J.K. Simmons will host SNL on January 31st.

-The Interview will debut on Netflix tomorrow.

-SNL kicked off the back half of its 40th season with host Kevin Hart.

-We talked to Simon Amstell about his new standup showTo Be Free.

-We're helpful: how to tell a gay joke.

-Daria is great, and you should rewatch it. READ MORE

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What's on TV This Week: 'The Nightly Show' Is Here

nightly_show_wilmoreThis 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, Lena Dunham, and Gary Shandling. Letterman has Jason Sudeikis and Micahel Somerville, and Fallon has guest Rainn Wilson.  Nick Kroll visits Meyers, and Sebastian Maniscalco performs.

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This Week in Comedy: 'Parks and Rec' and 'Kroll Show' Kick Off Their Final Seasons

krollshow_gigolohorse-We talked with Mike Schur about his thoughts on the end of Parks and Recreation, NBC’s Thursday night comedies, and more.

-Nick Kroll spoke with us about pushing characters to their limits and the end of the Kroll Show.

-We got an inside look at Comedy Bang! Bang!’s fourth season and saying goodbye to Reggie from Scott Aukerman.

-We went behind the scenes of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

-We got back into the spy game with Archer’s executive producer Matt Thompson.

-We addressed the problem with Poehler and Fey’s Golden Globes Cosby joke.

-We broke down how Chris Rock made the personal impersonal in Top Five.

-We had the winners and losers of this year’s Golden Globes.

-VH1 Classic will air a 433-hour SNL marathon starting January 28th.

-We looked NBC's journey and ultimate failure to find the next Friends. READ MORE

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What's on TV This Week: The Final Seasons of 'Parks and Rec' and 'Kroll Show' Begin

parksandrec_S7What 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, and Josh Gad, Jay Baruchel, and Kevin Hart are on Fallon. A new show, The Talk will temporarily take place of The Late Late Show, and will have guests Retta and George Lopez this week. Meyers has guests Casey Wilson, Carrie Brownstein, and Phoebe Robinson while Conan welcomes Fred Armisen, Blake Anderson, and Simon Amstell.

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