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Our guide to the best comedy on tv in the UK and US this week.

Sunday 13/10/2019

Bless The Harts – This new animated with Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz, Drew Tarver. and Kumail Nanijani is on Fox.

Bob’s Burgers – While another episode of this charming series is on Fox.

The Simpsons – As is this.

Family Guy – And as is this now awful series.

God Friended Me – Season 2 Episode 4 is on CBS tonight.

Robot Chicken – Two episodes of Adult Swim’s parody series are on at midnight.

Harmonquest – Season 3 Episode 10 is on the VRV streaming service from today.

On Becoming a God in Central Florida – It’s the season finale this week, but it will return for a second season next year.

Rob Beckett’s Savage Socials – Beckett mocks social media for 50 minutes on e4 at 10pm. Yeesh.

Tom Allen Absolutely Live – An hour long comedy special is on Channel 4 at 10pm.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – Isn’t on HBO tonight, but a new episode will air next week.

Monday:

Motherland – The second series of this sitcom from Sharon Horgan, Helen Linehan, Barunka O’Shaughnessy and Holly Walsh is on BBC2.

Dave Gorman: Terms And Conditions Apply – In this brand new series Richard Osman, Phil Wang and Sara Barron join Dave to take a look at the details we usually miss.

Plebs – This ITV2 comedy show is on at 10pm.

Desus & Mero – The first of this week’s episodes is on Showtime tonight.

Tuesday:

Jenny Slate: Stage Fright – Slate’s new comedy special is on Netflix from today.

Bob Hearts Abishola – Another Chuck Lorre sitcom is on tonight on CBS, which we found to be okay but nothing that special.

The Neighborhood – Cedric the Entertainer’s sitcom continues for it’s second season on CBS tonight.

Black-Ish – Season 6 episode 4 is on ABC.

Mixed-Ish – And this Black-ish spin off is also on ABC.

The Jim Jefferies Show – Continues it’s new season on Comedy Central at 10.30pm.

Tosh.0 – Is also on Comedy Central tonight.

Defending The Guilty – Episode 6 is on BBC2 at 10pm.

Zomboat – Episode 3 is on ITV2 at 10pm.

Bless This Mess – It’s a repeat of this Lake Bell and Dax Shepherd’s ABC comedy tonight but a new episode airs next week.

The Connors – And the same applies with this Roseanne spin-off.

Wednesday:

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 14 of this superb FX show continues tonight.

Single Parents – And this US comedy is on ABC.

South Park – Season 23 episode 5 is on Comedy Central.

The Goldbergs – Season 7 episode 4 is on ABC.

Schooled – A spin-off from The Goldbergs starring Tim Meadows, this is also on ABC tonight.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee – Airs a new episode on TBS today.

Family Time – The seventh season of this show is on Bounce at 9pm.

In The Long Run – The second series of this Idris Elba starring sitcom is on Sky One at 10pm.

Comedians Giving Lectures – This new Dave series continues tonight with sketch trio Massive Dad, Russell Kane and Phil Wang guesting.

Taskmaster – Continues it’s ninth series on Dave at 9pm, with David Baddiel, Jo Brand, Katy Wix, Rose Matafeo and Ed Gamble taking part.

Don’t Hate The Playaz – This ITV2 mixture of comedy and music is on at 10pm.

Doc Martin – Martin Clunes seemingly never ending comedy drama is on ITV at 9pm.

Russell Howard and Mum – It’s second series continues on Comedy Central at 10pm.

Modern Family – It’s a repeat tonight but a new episode airs next week.

Crank Yankers – And that applies with this too.

Thursday:

Daybreak – This new Netflix comedy horror series sees the world end and a bunch of high school kids trying to survive it.

Carol’s Second Act – A new CBS comedy with Patricia Heaton, she plays a mother who after retiring from teaching and raising two children decides to become a doctor.

Perfect Harmony – Bradley Whitford plays a former Princeton music professor who ends up running on a small town choir in this new NBC comedy.

Will and Grace – The (latest) final season is on NBC tonight after Sunnyside was booted from the schedules.

The Unicorn – Walter Goggins stars in this CBS comedy about a recently widowed father who struggles with parenting.

The Good Place – continues it’s fourth and final season tonight.

Superstore – And this is on NBC too.

Mom – While Mom continues for it’s seventh year on CBS.

Young Sheldon – And this Big Bang Theory spin off is on CBS.

Desus & Mero – The second of this week’s episodes is on Showtime tonight.

Impractical Jokers – A new episode is on TruTv at 10pm.

Mr Inbetween -It’s second season continues on FX at 10pm.

Frayed – Sarah Kendall’s new sitcom for Sky is about a woman confronted by her past, and stars Kendall, Diane Morgan and Robert Webb.

Guilt – This new BBC Scotland comedy drama stars Mark Bonna and Jamie Sives as two men involved in a hit and run murder.

Blockbusters -Another episode is on Comedy Central at 8pm.

Pants On Fire – A comedy entertainment show where contestants have to try and persuade the audience they’re telling the truth, so this e4 show is definitely nothing like Would I Lie To You?, oh no.

Celebrity Juice – It’s 22nd series is on itv2 at 10pm.

A League Of Their Own – This sports based panel show continues it’s fourteenth series on Sky 1 at 9pm.

There’s Something About Movies – This film based panel show is on Sky One at 9pm.

Friday:

Bojack Horseman – The first part of it’s final season is on Netflix from today, with the second half due to drop in January, we’d be amazed if this wasn’t hilarious but also heartbreaking viewing.

Prank Encounters – A brand new prank show is also on Netflix today.

The Kominsky Method – And the second season of this is on Netflix too.

Harry Hill’s Clubnite – This brand new show sees Harry return to Channel 4, and host what’s been described as “A combination of controlled chaos and his favourite funny people on the planet”

Would I Lie To You? – Clare Balding, Asim Chaudhry, Victoria Coren Mitchell and Greg James guest tonight so expectations are low indeed.

Have I Got News For You – Steph McGovern hosts tonight, and the guests are Miles Jupp and journalist Camilla Long.

QI – Daliso Chaponda, Phill Jupitus and Cariad Lloyd guest tonight..

Breaking The News – Des Clarke returns with this topical comedy news show on BBC Scotland.

The Last Leg – A special episode linked to the Stand Up To Cancer campaign sees the usual bunch joined by Kathy Burke.

Still Open All Hours – Continues it’s sixth series on BBC1.

Fresh Off The Boat – Is yet another US comedy airing our screens this week.

American Housewife – Is also on ABC tonight.

Black Jesus – A new episode is on Adult Swim.

Comedy Central Presents – Two back to back half hour specials are on the US channel tonight.

Saturday:

Saturday Night Live – Chance The Rapper is both the host and the musical guest this week.

Recommended Recently Aired Series:

Living With Yourself – This new Netflix comedy sees Paul Rudd as two different versions of himself, with Aisling Bea also starring.

Succession – The second season of Jesse Armstrong’s very smart and very funny dark comedy about a Murdoch-esque media owner and his family was even better than the first.

Lodge 49 – It’s not a show we’ve clicked with but many people loved the second season of this AMC show.

Hot Date – This great show about love and dating stars Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy, with Kevin Pollak and Will Arnett also appearing in it, and is an underrated gem.

Alex Finch.
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