Currently Airing – Our Guide To This Week’s UK & US Tv Comedy

currently airing 08082020Sunday 09/08/2020:

Kevin McDonald – Square Pegs – The new comedy special from this Kids In The Hall star airs in Canada at 8.30pm.

YOLO: Crystal Fantasy – This brand new Adult Swim series starts tonight, we’ve seen the first episode and have mixed feelings but it’s definitely worth checking out.

Desus & Mero – This talk show is on Showtime at 11pm.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – This HBO show is once again on tonight.

Monday:

Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event – This Netflix mini-series sees cast members from sitcoms Family Reunion, The Big Show Show, Mr. Iglesias, and Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love appear in each others’ shows in this four-episode special.

Mapleworth Murders – This comedy murder mystery stars Paula Pell, John Lutz, J.B. Smoove and Hayley Magnus and starts on Quibi today.

American Dad – An episode entitled “The Old Country” airs on TBS tonight.

Enterprice – The second series of this BBC3 comedy gets an outing on BBC1 at 10.45pm.

Tuesday:

Rob Schneider – Asian Momma, Mexican Kids – Schenider’s new Netflix special airs today.

Wednesday:

Corporate – This superb Comedy Central series airs the fourth episode of its third and final season.

United We Fall – This ABC family sitcom “follows a married couple played by Will Sasso and Christina Vidal as they navigate parenthood and their highly judgemental families”.

Thursday:

Star Trek: Lower Decks – This animated comedy from Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites writer Mick McMahon is on CBS All Access again, unfortunately.

Five Bedrooms – Peacock begins airing this Australian comedy today.

Tacoma FD – Continues its second half of it’s second season.

Cake – This rather poor mixture of animation and live action sketches is on FXX today.

Mandy – Diane Morgan’s new sitcom about an obsessive woman airs two 15 minute episodes on BBC2 from 9.30pm.

Semidetached – Lee Mack’s real time sitcom about a rubbish Wedding DJ continues on BBC2 at 10.05pm.

Squeamish About – Matt Berry stars in this short 15 minute comedy on BBC2 where he mocks archive footage.

Red Dwarf: The First Three Million Years – The second part of this new documentary about the hit sci-fi show airs on Dave at 9pm.

In The Long Run – The third series of Idris Elba’s comedy series set in London in the 1980s is on Sky One at 10pm.

Friday:

Ted Lasso – Jason Sudekis stars in this new Apple Tv+ series about an American football coach who moves to the UK to manage a football team.

Teenage Bounty Hunters – This Netflix sees two sixteen year old’s track down bail skippers.

Muppets Now – This latest tv series starring the muppets is supposedly unscripted, and continues on Disney+ today.

Little Voice – This dramedy about an aspiring singer is on Apple Tv+.

Magic Camp – This movie is on Disney+ today which imdb describes as following “Andy, who, at the urging of his former mentor and Magic Camp owner Roy Preston, returns as a counselor to the camp of his youth hoping to reignite his career.”

Tudur’s TV Flashback – The latest episode of this BBC Wales show sees Tudur take a look at politics and protests in Wales.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown – Continues it’s 20th series, with Daisy May Cooper, Richard Ayoade and Ivo Graham guesting, while Adam Buxton joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and Joe Wilkinson joins Rachel Riley on the numbers board.

Saturday:

Nothing. Sorry.

Recommended Recently Aired Series:

Central Park – This was a mostly fun animated series from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard and Josh Gad, though plot wise it could have been a little tighter.

Close Enough – This new HBO Max series from Regular Show creator JG Quintel is about an extended family living in a surreal version of Los Angeles and it’s pretty decent, not amazing but fun enough.

Search Party – This third season of this HBO Max show can be watched in full now, and it’s a thing of loveliness in general.

What We Do In The Shadows – This second season was a big improvement on the first season, and much more fun.

Alex Finch.
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