This week on TV is all about Thanksgiving, as it should be. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t thankful for comedy. There just won’t be that much on television. The holiday doesn’t pull the plug on everything though as TBS has one new comedy premiere and we get a new special from one of Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” anchors.
On Monday, The serialized, darkly comedic mystery series, Search Party, —which has good early buzz following a SXSW debut earlier this year—finds a group of self-absorbed 20-somethings (led by Alia Shawkat) uniting to investigate the disappearance of one of their college classmates. Though the cast features several relatively unknown regulars, Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Parker Posey, and Christine Taylor will appear in recurring roles. Adopting an unusual rollout strategy, TBS will air the entire first season this week, with two episodes airing each night (through Friday) from 11-midnight. Watch the first episdoe right here.
On Friday, Michael Che Matters premieres on Netflix. With no fear and no filter, Michael Che unleashes on anything and everything from cops and guns to Hitler and white girls. Michael Che Matters, on Netflix November 25th.
And now for all of the comedic appearances on daytime and late night television this week on TV:
Monday, November 21st
Search Party premieres on TBS
Jason Sudeikis on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Kathy Griffin on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Flula Borg, Sara Schaefer, Randy Liedtke on @midnight with Chris Hardwick
Tuesday, November 22nd
Sarah Jessica Parker on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Sean Donnelly, Matt Braunger, Jen Kirkman on @midnight with Chris Hardwick
Wednesday, November 23rd
Leslie Mann on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Doug Benson, Arden Myrin, Samm Levine on @midnight with Chris Hardwick
Thursday, November 24th
Kevin James on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Jason Sudeikis on Harry
Tyler Perry on The Real
Friday, November 25th
Michael Che Matters premieres on Netflix