What’s on TV This Week: ‘Portlandia’ and ‘Girls’ Kick Off Their New Seasons

It’s the new year, and many of TV’s best shows are back on the roster. Portlandia premieres its fifth season Thursday with a flashback to 1991, and Girls premieres season four on Sunday night. Also this week, the new series Togetherness premieres on HBO, and @midnight moves to 11:30 pm for the next two weeks.

In late night, Drew Carey will guest host The Late Late Show with guests Eric Idle, Lachlan Patterson, Ryan Hamilton, Jessica St. Clair, and Povitsky. Letterman has Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Peretti, and Michael Somerville while Fallon has Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Patton Oswalt. Oswalt also stops in to see Meyers, and Nick Kroll is a guest on Kimmel. Conan welcomes Donald Faison, Joe Lo Truglio, Anna Faris, and Allison Janney.

Check out this week’s full comedy listings below:

Monday, January 5th

ABC

11:35 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Anne Hathaway, Chris Soules) [New]

CBS

8:00 PM 2 Broke Girls [New]


8:31 PM Mike & Molly [New]


11:35 PM Late Show with David Letterman (Kathy Griffin, David Oyelowo) [New]

12:37 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Eric Idle, Tessa Thompson, Lachlan Patterson. Drew Carey hosts) [New]

NBC

11:35 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Bradley Cooper, Harry Connick Jr.) [New]







12:37 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Anna Kendrick, Timothy Spall, Martha Stewart) [New]

TBS

11:00 PM Conan (Courteney Cox, Donald Faison) [New]

Comedy Central

11:00 PM The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [New]



11:30 PM @midnight [New]

Tuesday, January 6th

ABC


11:35 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Matt LeBlanc, Hayley Atwell, Jamie Oliver) [New]

CBS

11:35 PM Late Show with David Letterman (Ethan Hawke, Allison Williams) [New]


12:37 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Alyssa Milano, Joel Stein, Ryan Hamilton. Drew Carey hosts) [New]

NBC

9:00 PM Marry Me [New]

9:30 PM About a Boy [New]

11:35 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Nicole Kidman, Patton Oswalt) [New]


12:37 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Jessica Lange, Molly Sims) [New]

Fox

9:00 PM New Girl [New]

9:30 PM The Mindy Project [New]

TBS

10:00 PM Ground Floor [New]

10:30 PM Cougar Town [Season 6 Premiere]

11:00 PM Conan (Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Joe Lo Truglio) [New]

Comedy Central

11:00 PM The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [New]



11:30 PM @midnight [New]

Wednesday, January 7th

ABC

8:00 PM The Middle [New]

8:30 PM The Goldbergs [New]

9:00 PM Modern Family [New]

9:30 PM blackish [New]

11:35 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Bill Maher, Nick Koll) [New]

NBC

11:35 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Liam Neeson, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein) [New]



12:37 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Jane Lynch, Lucy Hale) [New]





CBS

11:35 PM Late Show with David Letterman (Julianne Moore) [New]


12:37 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (David Arquette, Jessica St. Clair, Esther Povitsky. Drew Carey hosts) [New]

TBS

11:00 PM Conan (Elizabeth Banks, Vinnie Jones) [New]

Comedy Central

11:00 PM The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [New]



11:30 PM @midnight [New]

TV Land

10:00 PM Hot in Cleveland [New]






10:30 PM The Exes [New]

Thursday, January 8th

ABC

11:35 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Joaquin Phoenix, Larry Wilmore) [New]

CBS

8:00 PM The Big Bang Theory [New]

8:31 PM Mom [New]





9:00 PM Two and a Half Men [New]








9:30 PM The McCarthys [New]







11:35 PM Late Show with David Letterman (Donald Trump, Chelsea Peretti) [New]


12:37 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Ethan Hawke, Monica Potter. Drew Carey hosts) [New]

NBC

9:00 PM Bad Judge [New]

9:30 PM A to Z [New]

11:34 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Lena Dunham, J.K. Simmons)[New]







12:37 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Matt LeBlanc, Patton Oswalt) [New]

TBS

11:00 PM Conan (Nicole Kidman, Maggie Grace) [New]

Comedy Central

11:00 PM The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [New]



11:30 PM @midnight [New]

IFC

10:00 PM Portlandia [Season 5 Premiere]

MTV

10:30 PM Ridiculousness [New]

11:00 PM Ridiculousness [New]

Friday, January 9th

ABC

8:00 PM Last Man Standing [New]

8:30 PM Cristela [New]

CBS

11:35 Pm Late Show with David Letterman (Michael Somerville) [New]


12:37 AM The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Sharon Osbourne, Penn and Teller. Drew Carey hosts) [New]

NBC

11:35 PM The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Don Cheadle, Kate Bosworth) [New]

IFC

11:00 PM Comedy Bang! Bang! [New]








Fox

8:00 PM Glee [Season 6 Premiere]

E!

10:00 PM The Soup [New]

Saturday, January 10th

NBC

11:30 PM Saturday Night Live (Jim Carrey)

TBS

8:00 PM-11:00 PM The Big Bang Theory

FX

8:00 PM-11:00 PM Mike and Molly

Comedy Central

9:00 PM The Hangover

11:15 PM Zack and Miri Make a Porno

MTV

8:00 PM Billy Madison

10:00 PM Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

HBO

10:00 PM There’s Something About Mary

Sunday, January 11th

FOX

8:00 PM The Simpsons [New]



8:30 PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine [New]

9:00 PM Family Guy [New]


9:30 PM Bob’s Burgers [New]

HBO

9:00 PM Girls [Season 4 Premiere]

9:30 PM Togetherness [Series Premiere]

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