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Bring the Funny Passes the Mic to Its First Stand-up Comedy Champion

ALSO: America's Got Talent, American Experience, Bill Burr, 30 for 30, Teen Mom 2, Mr. Mercedes, and more
  • Bring the Funny host Amanda Seales with judges Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, and Jeff Foxworthy. (Photo: NBC)
    Bring the Funny host Amanda Seales with judges Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, and Jeff Foxworthy. (Photo: NBC)
    Primetimer's editors break down what's new and noteworthy on television today.

    Tonight brings a mix of stand up comedy, reality shows, and documentaries, with Bring the Funny reaching the finish line, PBS exploring a legendary feud, and a Stephen King series returning for its third season. Here are the highlights.

    SEASON FINALE: After twelve weeks of competition, surprise summer hit Bring the Funny crowns its first comedy headliner tonight. Ahead of the big reveal, look for appearances by a some special guests, as well some of the season's former contestants. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: Also nearing the finish line is NBC's other big talent competition. America's Got Talent is wrapping up its semifinals in anticipation of tomorrow's live results show. The show will name its winner on September 18th. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SEASON PREMIERE: PBS kicks off the 2019 season of American Experience with The Feud, an in-depth look at the legendary family feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. The documentary attempts to peel back the mythical layers to find out what exactly triggered the standoff. Check out an extended clip. 9:00 PM ET on PBS

    COMEDY SPECIAL: Bill Burr returns with his fourth Netflix comedy special. Bill Burr: Paper Tiger was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, and finds Burr offering his signature, cynical outlook on home life, anger issues, and the controversial topics of the day Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: The Teen Mom franchise is going strong, even if some think it could benefit from a little hiatus. Teen Mom 2 births its eleventh season tonight, with Briana and Devoin co-parenting, Leah and Jeremy heading to New York, and Kailyn embarking on a weekend of solo child-rearing. 8 PM ET on MTV

    NEW EPISODE: A child's birthday party is the ultimate reality check on Bachelor in Paradise, as Dylan and Hannah see what could be just down the road if they decide to take that big step. Meanwhile, other couples call it quits. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • 30 for 30: Rodman: For Better or Worse takes a look at the life and career of the unconventional NBA superstar. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on ESPN
    • Mr. Mercedes returns for its third season. The series is based on the Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen King, in which a retired detective attempts to solve the unsolved case of a man who drove his car into a crowd and killed sixteen people. Streaming on AT&T Audience Network
    • Evelyn follows a family walking across the UK as they attempt to come to terms with the loss of their brother more than ten years after he committed suicide. Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix
    • MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing tags along as people track down friends, lovers, and family members who cut them off without explanation. 9:00 PM ET on MTV
    • Deadliest Catch wraps the season with a coast guard rescue after one of the crew is injured. Meanwhile, Sig and Monte each wind up pushing their luck. 9:00 PM ET on Discovery

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Bring the Funny, NBC, Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy, Kenan Thompson, Reality TV, Standup Comedy