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The Roundup: Will Ferrell returns to "SNL" this Saturday, IFC launches web series

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Part 2 of Fox's "Fringe" season finale airs this Friday at 9pm

DVR This! After last weekend's very mediocre "Saturday Night Live" (highlights were the "50 Shades of Gray" commercial and the Scandinavian "Chelsea Lately" spoof) the show returns to its origins with a visit by Will Ferrell. | Earlier on Saturday, FX will be broadcasting Louis C.K.s self-produced/self-released special for those of you too cheap to cough up the $5 to get it online. | IFC is building up to its June 8th launch of "Comedy Bang Bang" by releasing the first episode of its web series, "Reggie Makes Music," starring Reggie Watts and featuring Jon Hamm. See the embed below. Want more Reggie? Look for him to close out Wednesday's "Conan." | Shame on Viacom for pulling the various clips on YouTube and elsewhere of unaired footage of the Beastie Boys appearing on "Chappelle's Show." If there was a time to not act like a horrific corporate entity, it was now. If the company didn't want the clip on YouTube, then put it somewhere else, such as Comedy Central's website. Pathetic.

Tonight "New Girl" (Fox @ 9pm), "Off Limits" (Travel Channel @ 10pm), Morgan Spurlock guests with Ross Mathews, Heather McDonald and Jo Koy on "Chelsea Lately" (E! @ 11pm), Cameron Diaz and Michael Phelps on Fallon.
Wednesday "The Middle" (ABC @ 8pm), "Modern Family" (ABC @ 9pm), "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23" (ABC @ 9:30pm), Joel McHale with Nina Dobrev and Reggie Watts performs on "Conan" (TBS @ 11PM), Howard Stern and Brooklyn Decker on Fallon. 
Thursday "Community" (NBC @ 8pm), "Vampire Diaries" season premiere (CW @ 8pm), "30 Rock" (NBC @ 8:30pm), "The Office" (NBC @ 9pm), "Parks and Recreation" (NBC @ 9:30pm), Chris Franjola, Loni Love and Greg Fitzsimmons on "Chelsea Lately" roundtable (E! @ 11pm), Will Ferrell and Ellie Kemper on Fallon.
Friday "Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO @ 8pm), "SoCal Connected" Your Money or Your Life; Your Turn to Care: Caregiving Husband (KCET @ 9pm), "Fringe" season finale (Fox @ 9pm), Stephen Colbert on Fallon. "Reggie Watts: A LIVE AT CENTRAL PARK" world premiere (Comedy Central @ 1am)
Saturday "Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theatre" world television premiere (FX @ 10pm), "Saturday Night Live" Will Ferrell hosts, Usher perform (NBC @ 11:25pm)
Sunday "Game of Thrones" (HBO @ 8pm), "Veep" (HBO @ 9pm), "Bob's Burgers" (Fox @ 8:30pm), "The Killing" (AMC @ 9pm), "Food Network Star" season premiere (Food @ 9pm), "Masterpiece Mystery!" Sherlock, Series II (PBS SoCal/KOCE @ 9pm), "Girls" (HBO @ 9:30pm), "Mad Men" (AMC @ 10pm)
Monday "Adventure Time" (Toon @ 7:30pm), "Regular Show" (Toon @ 8pm), "Johnny Carson: American Masters" (PBS SoCal/KOCE @ 9pm), "Outlaw Empires" (Discovery @ 10pm), Craig Ferguson guests, Brody Stevens, Josh Wolf, Sarah Colonna on "Chelsea Lately" roundtable (E! @ 11pm), on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (CBS @ 10pm) Craig visits Scotland with actress Mila Kunis, actor Michael Clarke Duncan, actress Rashida Jones, author David Sedaris 

Events Tonight go see Greg Fitzsimmons with special guest Chris Hardwick at Nerdmelt in Hollywood, 8pm. | Tomorrow/Wednesday night go see Greg Proops' live podcast for FREE at Bar Lubitsch in Hollywood at 8pm. | Also Wednesday night but at 10pm is a great collection of comics at the Laugh Factory: Dean Delray, Jon Dore, Ian Edwards, Chris D'Elia, Maronzio Vance. | Thursday night at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is "An Evening with Craig Ferguson" which looks fantastic! You know that will be a great show. | This Friday the weird and funny phenomenon known as MEAT Clown will be hosting a live event at 8:30pm at Vlad the Retailer. 4270 Melrose Ave LA CA 90029 - go if you dare!

Other Media Last week's Long Shot Podcast had comedic genius Matt Knudsen as a guest. | Tonight is the season finale of horror-comedy "Holliston" on FEARnet, with John Landis and others as special guests. | Thursday will feature Craig Ferguson on WTFpod. | Thursday will also have Jen Kirkman of "Chelsea Lately" on The JV Club.

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