Comedy Central’s Workaholics (10:30 p.m. Tuesdays) might not be ground-breaking, but the stoner comedy will expand your vocabulary, or at least make you feel better about your crappy job.
The “workaholics” are three twentysomething roomies and coworkers who spend their days at a telemarketing company to afford their partying ways (and relatively badass house with a pool, just sayin’). With the warped quotability of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League, the Tosh.0-follower shows what it would be like if everyone on The Office did drugs.
The threesome (which comprise an actual sketch comedy group, Mail Order Comedy, and write most episodes) includes Adam, the self-delusional, image-conscious fitness fiend who is rarely seen doing any actual exercise, but mostly just gripes about carbs and drinks protein shakes; Anders, “the responsible one,” who presents himself as the most mature but generally gives in to the greater slacker good; and Blake, the kooky sweetheart of the crew, though his good nature is often over-shadowed by his resemblance to Paula Poundstone.
Workaholics follows the trio as they deal with work issues like corporate drug tests, asking for raises and sales competitions, plus everyday encounters such as roof-drinking, stumbling upon a gathering of Juggalos and meeting a child predator who turns out to be a pretty cool guy.
Season three promises continued booze-fueled laughs, chock-full of even more inappropriate, punny phrases. (If you’re new to the show, the guys relate positive and negative to butthole tightness, i.e., “It’s so hot outside, a Nantucket Nectar would be the tightest butthole right now.”)
In this week’s episode, “True Dromance,” the fellas find a new drug dealer, betraying their longtime supplier and friend, Karl.
WEDNESDAY MAY 30
Dogs in the City (Series Premiere, 8 p.m., CBS) – This new series follows canine expert Justin Silver as he helps dog owners in New York City (Think Cesar Milan with a six-pack). This week, Silver helps the frustrated owners of a celebrity skateboarding bulldog and an obese pooch in need of a diet.
Around the World in 80 Plates (10 p.m., Bravo) – The chefs travel to Marrakech, Morocco where missing ingredients and cultural differences throw some contestants off their game.
THURSDAY MAY 31
Watch What Happens Live (Season Finale, 11 p.m., Bravo) – It’s a Facts of Life reunion as Andy welcomes Mindy Cohn (Natalie) and Kim Fields (Tootie) to the Bravo clubhouse.
The Ricky Gervais Show (9 p.m., HBO) – Ricky recognizes the importance of the Ten Commandments while Karl shares his views on the death penalty and how to deal with a hostage situation.
Magic City (Season Finale, 10 p.m., Starz) – Miami District Attorney Jack Klein gets a hold of Judi Silver; The Lazaros get bad news; Stevie and Lily’s affair becomes even more dangerous. Ike’s future might be up in the air, but Magic City will return for a second season.
SUNDAY JUNE 3
Game of Thrones (Season Finale, 9 p.m., HBO) – After an epic King’s Landing-centric episode, we finally catch up with the others at the end of this second season. Hopefully we’ll see Daenerys reunite with her dragons in the House of the Undying, Arya’s final death wish, Jon Snow’s relationship with the wildlings and Tyrion in good shape. And what ever happened to that crazy ghost baby? Finale Party Suggestions: Mix up some blue warlock punch, go crazy with braids and serve something flambé.
MTV Movie Awards 2012 (9 p.m., MTV) – Russell Brand hosts the 21st annual show that recognizes movies like The Vow and The Twilight Saga. Fun. performs.
Veep (10 p.m., HBO) – Selina is pregnant. Well, it appears that way and the press has gotten wind of the rumor. Going into full damage-control mode, the veep enlists new rules about intra-office communication.
Mad Men (10 p.m., AMC) – The women of Mad Men flipped the script last week: Joan is now a company partner (and at least a little more dead inside) and Peggy has left SCDP to join rival firm Cutler Gleason and Chaough.
Girls (10:30 p.m., HBO) – Marnie gets depressed as she comes to the realization that Charlie has moved on. Jessa cheers her up with a night out and the two meet a handsome, new-to-town single (Chris O’Dowd). Adam introduces Hannah to some interesting performance art.
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