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Much Alert: August Programming Highlights

This August on MUCH: The Season Finale of ANOTHER PERIOD, Season 7B Premiere of TOSH.O, and the Special Premiere of the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS


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  • New episodes of COMEDY BANG! BANG! all month long, including guest star Judd Apatow Monday, Aug. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • There is no shortage of broken bones and embarrassing moments in the new season of TOSH.0, premiering Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10 p.m. ET
  • In the Season 1 finale of ANOTHER PERIOD, airing Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET, Lillian and Beatrice try to stop a wedding
  • New episodes of MUCH COUNTDOWN Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET. all month long
  • Miley Cyrus hosts and Toronto native The Weeknd is nominated for two awards at the 2015 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS. The show airs live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 30, beginning with the pre-show at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the awards show at 9 p.m. ET
  • New episodes of @MIDNIGHT continue Monday – Thursdays at 12 midnight


Below is a chronological listing of Much’s programming highlights for August. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit to confirm local broadcast times).

Monday – Thursday this August

12 midnight – @MIDNIGHT

Hosted by Chris Hardwick, @MIDNIGHT challenges comedians to prove who’s the funniest by slashing the craziest, most absurd news and posts that social media has to offer. From celebrity Twitter tantrums, to the most bizarre Yahoo Answers, to rich kids on Instagram. A rotating lineup of today’s top comedians battle to determine who has the funniest take on the day’s social media and pop culture happenings, and who will wear the crown as funniest person on Earth (for the next 23 ½ hours).


Monday, Aug. 3
10 p.m. – COMEDY BANG! BANG! – “Colin Hanks Wears A Denim Button Down And Black Sneakers”
An interview with Colin Hanks (The Guilt Trip) is in jeopardy after a physicist takes the crew aboard his spaceship and there’s a problem.

10:30 p.m.  – COMEDY BANG! BANG! –  “Skylar Astin Wears Blue Jeans And Weathered Brown Desert Boots”
Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) confesses his real age, Host Scott Auckerman hires a tutor to help him pass an important test and keep his job, and DJ Forsythia (Lennon Parham, Horrible Bosses 2) reads listener dedications.


Tuesday, Aug. 4
10:30 p.m.  – ANOTHER PERIOD – “Switcheroo Day”
Lillian (Natasha Leggero, Lets Be Cops) arranges her own kidnapping in order to achieve fame as an abductee. Dodo (Paget Brewster, CRIMINAL MINDS) orders Peepers (Michael Ian Black, Wet Hot American Summer) to impersonate the Commodore (David Koechner,Anchorman), and accompany her to a luncheon. Beatrice (Riki Lindhome, GARFUNKLE AND OATES) mistakes Blanche (Beth Dover, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL) for a fellow aristocrat.

Thursday, Aug. 6
10 p.m.  – THE JACK AND TRIUMPH SHOW – “The: Coffee”
Jack (Jack McBrayer, DRUNK HISTORY) and Triumph (Robert Smigel, This Is 40) enlist in a new business venture.


10:30 p.m. – REVIEW – “Curing Homosexuality/Mile High Club”
Forrest (Andrew Daly, She’s Out of My League) attempts to turn a young gay man straight, and finds that having sex on an airplane is surprisingly difficult.

Monday, Aug. 10
10 p.m. – COMEDY BANG! BANG! – “Michael Sheen Wears A Plaid Button Down and Grey Blazer”
Host Scott Auckerman gets a lesson in the birds and the bees from Michael Sheen (MASTERS OF SEX), while entertainer Victor Diamond (Brendon Small, Reno 911!) offers a breakdown of his many medical maladies. Later, Scott saves the world’s weirdest cat.


10:30 p.m. – COMEDY BANG! BANG! – “Thomas Middleditch Wears An Enigmatic Sweatshirt And Sweatpants With Pockets”
Thomas Middleditch (SILICON VALLEY) provides examples of his excellence at accents. Host Scott Auckerman’s secret identity is in jeopardy when friends win one of the show’s contests, and Harmony Moonglass (Lauren Lapkus, CLIPPED) leads a meditation session.


Tuesday, Aug. 11
10:30 p.m. – ANOTHER PERIOD – “Dog Dinner Party”
Beatrice (Riki Lindhome, GARFUNKLE AND OATES) copes with Fredrick’s (Jason Ritter, GIRLS) engagement by reverting to babyhood, and Lillian (Natasha Leggero, Lets Be Cops) tries to impress his fiancée, Celery Savoy. Dodo (Paget Brewster, CRIMINAL MINDS) struggles with morphine addiction, and Chair (Christina Hendricks, Life As We Know It) manipulates Garfield (Armen Weitzman, Role Models) into breaking the rules.


Thursday, Aug. 13
10 p.m. – THE JACK AND TRIUMPH SHOW –The: Something Racist”
Triumph (Robert Smigel, This Is 40) has an idea to make Jack (Jack McBrayer, DRUNK HISTORY) famous again.


10:30 p.m. – REVIEW – “Falsely Accused/Sleep With Your Teacher/Little Person”
Forrest (Andrew Daly, She’s Out of My League) has Josh (Michael Croner) frame him for a crime, have sex with a high school teacher, and experience the everyday struggles of being a little person.

Monday, Aug. 17
10 p.m. – COMEDY BANG! BANG! – “Karen Gillan Wears A Black And White Striped Pullover And Coral Skirt”
Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy) spills movie secrets, and small business owner George Groiny Melendez reveals his less than savory profession. Meanwhile, Host Scott Aukerman is torn between his new writers, and the comedy of yesteryear.

10:30 p.m. – COMEDY BANG! BANG! – “Judd Apatow Wears A Polo And Blue Suede Shoes” *Season 4A Finale*
Scott Aukerman receives a visit from a reporter writing about the fate of Reggie Watts (Pitch Perfect 2), and remembers his last episode together with guest Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin).

Tuesday, Aug. 18
10:30 p.m.  – ANOTHER PERIOD – “Rejects Beach”
Lillian’s (Natasha Leggero, Lets Be Cops) new friends invite her to a beach party, and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome, GARFUNKLE AND OATES) is brought to Thomas Edison for a forbidden experiment. Blanche (Beth Dover, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL) receives a mysterious letter from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and Garfield (Armen Weitzman, Role Models) tries to keep the family from falling apart.

Thursday, Aug. 20
10 p.m. – THE JACK AND TRIUMPH SHOW – “The: Siri”
Triumph (Robert Smigel, This Is 40) tries to insult Siri.

10:30 p.m. – REVIEW – “Cult/Perfect Body”
Forrest (Andrew Daly, She’s Out of My League) gathers followers for his new cult, and employs a regimen of bodily enhancements in the pursuit of perfection.

Monday, Aug. 24
10 p.m. – COMEDY BANG! BANG! –“Michael Cera Wears a Yellow Collared Shirt and White Sneakers
”*Season 4B Premiere*
When host Scott Aukerman is assigned Kid Cudi as his new partner, the two of them must settle their differences, and learn to work together. Canadian Michael Cera (Juno) shows off his business cards, and German pretzel maker August Lindt shares his odd recommendations for vacation destinations.

10:30 p.m. – COMEDY BANG! BANG! – “James Marsden Wears Gray Pants and Black High-Top Sneakers”
When a wizard appears on-set, Scott Aukerman agrees to help save his realm if they can perform in a magic show together. James Marsden (X-Men) acts with a real rabbit and discusses his good looks, and Mr. Celebrity shares Hollywood gossip.


Tuesday, Aug. 25
10 p.m. – TOSH.O – *Season 7B Premiere*
Daniel Tosh is ready with hilarious commentary on puking, nut shots, and embarrassing videos.


10:30 p.m. – ANOTHER PERIOD – “Modern Pigs” *Season Finale*
Lillian (Natasha Leggero, Lets Be Cops) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome, GARFUNKLE AND OATES) race across Newport to try and stop Fredrick’s (Jason Ritter, GIRLS) wedding, and Peepers (Michael Ian Black, Wet Hot American Summer) must save the Bellacourts from destruction after he realizes Chair’s (Christina Hendricks, Life As We Know It) true intentions.


Thursday, Aug. 27
10 p.m. – THE JACK AND TRIUMPH SHOW – The: Sorvino’s Pants
Triumph becomes obsessed with the smell of Paul Sorvino’s (Goodfellas) pants.

10:30 p.m. – REVIEW – “Catfish/Haunted House”
Forrest (Andrew Daly, She’s Out of My League) reconnects with an old flame on his first foray into catfishing and discovers different kinds of ghosts while sleeping in a haunted house.

Saturday Aug. 29
6 p.m. – MUCH COUNTDOWN – *Season 10 Finale*
Much counts down the brand-spanking new videos hitting the charts, and the #1 most talked about video of the week.

Sunday, Aug. 30
8 p.m. THE 2015 VMAS PRE-SHOW – *Special Premiere*
Synopsis currently unavailable. 

9 p.m. THE 2015 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS*Special Premiere*

Get ready because the 2015 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS are comin’ atcha live. Toronto native The Weeknd is up for two awards and Miley Cyrus will host the show, sure to be filled with out of this world performances, show-stopping appearances, and a star-studded guest list. Viewers won’t want to miss this night!

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