What’s on TV This Week: ‘David Letterman: A Life on Television’

This week kicks off with Ray Romano taking a walk down memory lane Monday on CBS, when he hosts David Letterman: A Life on Television. The show takes a retrospective look at Letterman’s career in television from his days as a weatherman in Indiana to his retirement from the Late Show, which airs May 20. Tuesday on NBC, Undateable is a live one-hour episode, and Fox has the season four finale of New Girl followed by the season one finale of Weird Loners. Also this week, The Big Bang Theory wraps up its eighth season on CBS Thursday, and Saturday, Reese Witherspoon hosts SNL.

In late night, Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, and Brian Regan stop by Letterman, Jack Black and Jeff Garlin are guests on Fallon, while Adam DeVine is on Kimmel.  Conan welcomes Chris O’Dowd and T.J Miller, Meyers has Chris Distefano and Jack Black, and Corden is visited by Dana Carvey.  @midnight has a ton of comedy’s best. This week, Paul F. Tompkins, Grace Helbig, Matt Besser, Dan Harmon, and more are panelists.

Check out this week’s full comedy listings below:

Monday, May 4th

ABC

11:35 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Ryan Seacrest, Brittany Snow) [New]

CBS

8:00 PM 2 Broke Girls [New]

8:30 PM Mike and Molly [New]

9:30 PM David Letterman: A Life on Television (host Ray Romano) [New]

11:30 PM Late Show with David Letterman (President Barack Obama, Will Ferrell) [New]

12:00 AM The Late Late Show with James Corden (Mark Harmon, Zoe McLellan) [New]

NBC

11:30 PM The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (Jack Black, Melissa Rivers, Jeff Garlin) New]

12:37 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Lily Tomlin, Abigail Breslin, Chris Distefano) [New]

TBS

11:00 PM Conan (Jeremy Renner) [New]

Comedy Central

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

11:30 PM The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore [New]

12:00 AM @midnight (Paul F. Tompkins, Grace Helbig, John Hodgman) [New]

Tuesday, May 5th

ABC

11:35 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live (Julie Bowen, Adam DeVine) [New]

CBS

11:35 PM Late Show with David Letterman (Reese Witherspoon, Nathan Lane) [New]

12:35AM The Late Late Show with James Corden (LL Cool J, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) [New]

NBC

9:00 PM Undateable [New]

11:30 PM The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (Sofia Vergara, James Marsden) [New]

12:37 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Jack Black, Carly Fiorina, Pedro Martinez) [New]

TBS

11:00 PM Conan (Chris O’Dowd) [New]

Fox

9:00 PM New Girl [Season 4 Finale]

9:30 PM Weird Loners [Season 1 Finale]

Comedy Central

10:00 PM Tosh.O [New]

10:30 PM Inside Amy Schumer [Season 3 Premiere]

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

11:30 PM The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore [New]

12:00 AM @midnight (Jon Gabrus, Eugene Cordero, Matt Besser) [New]

Wednesday, May 6th

ABC

8:00 PM The Middle [New]

8:30 PM The Goldbergs [New]

9:00 PM Modern Family [New]

9:30 PM Blackish

11:30 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live [New]

CBS

11:30 PM Late Show with David Letterman (Martin Short) [New]

12:35 AM The Late Late Show with James Corden (Dana Carvey, Elizabeth Olsen) [New]

NBC

11:30 PM The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (Kerry Washington, Jesse Tyler Ferguson) [New]

12:37 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Anna Wintour, Willie Nelson) [New]

TBS

11:00 PM Conan (Helen Hunt, T.J. Miller) [New]

Comedy Central

10:30 PM Big Time in Hollywood, FL [New]

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

11:30 PM The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore [New]

12:00 AM @midnight (Dan Harmon, Jeff B. Davis, Heather Anne Campbell) [New]

TVLAND

10:00 PM Hot in Cleveland [New]

10:30 PM The Soul Man [New]

Thursday, May 7th

ABC

11:30 PM Jimmy Kimmel Live [New]

CBS

8:00 PM The Big Bang Theory [Season 8 Finale]

8:30 PM The Odd Couple [New]

9:00 PM The Odd Couple [New]

11:30 PM Late Show with David Letterman (Tina Fey) [New]

12:30 AM The Late Late Show with James Corden (Helen Hunt, Nicholas Hoult) [New]

NBC

11:30 PM The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (Jane Fonda, Sean Combs) [New]

12:37 AM Late Night with Seth Meyers (Josh Hartnett) [New]

TBS

11:00 PM Conan [New]

FX

10:00 PM The Comedians [New]

10:30 PM Louie [New]

Comedy Central

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

11:30 PM The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore [New]

12:00 AM @midnight (Jen Kirkman, Blaine Capatch, Colton Dunn) [New]

FXX

12:00 AM Animation Domination High-Def [New]

MTV

10:00 PM Ridiculousness [New]


11:00 PM Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out [New]


Friday, May 8th

CBS

11:35 PM Late Show with David Letterman (Ray Romano, Brian Regan) [New]

NBC

11:30 PM The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon [New]

IFC

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

CW

8:00 PM Cedric’s Barber Battle [New]

8:30 PM Whose Line Is It Anyway [New]

E!

10:00 PM The Soup [New]

10:30 PM The Grace Helbig Show [New]

Saturday, May 9th

NBC

11:30 PM Saturday Night Live (Reese Witherspoon) [New]

TBS

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

FXX

8:00 PM Rush Hour 2

Comedy Central

5:55 PM Employee of the Month

8:45 PM The Hangover

ABC Family

8:00 PM Pitch Perfect

FX

6:00 PM 21 Jump Street

Sunday, May 10th

Fox

8:00 PM The Simpsons [New]

8:30 PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine [New]

9:30 PM Bob’s Burgers [New]

Cartoon Network

11:30 PM China, IL [New]

Showtime

9:30 PM Happyish [New]

HBO

10:00 PM Silicon Valley [New]

10:30 PM Veep [New]

11:00 PM Last Week Tonight with John Oliver [New]

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