The main television awards ceremony, the Emmys, is being held tonight (and emceed by Late Night host Seth Meyers), so most shows are dark tonight, even if they have new episodes this week. In this week’s repeats, Simon Helberg’s latest appearance with Craig Ferguson is on tonight. Helberg plays an engineer on The Big Bang Theory. On Thursday you can see Rhona Mitra’s appearance on Conan from earlier this summer. She plays a scientist on the show Last Ship, which just wrapped its first season in the U.S. There is a repeat of Brit Marling’s latest Tonight Show appearance on Friday. She plays a scientist in her latest film I Origins, and yes, I did miss this the first time around.
On Tuesday’s all new Daily Show, David Rose will talk about design and the Internet. He’s a media scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On Wednesday Michael Sheen, who plays sex researcher William Masters on Masters of Sex, visits with Stephen Colbert. If you can’t wait until Wednesday, you can watch Sheen’s recent appearance with Craig Ferguson Tuesday night.
In other science and technology television news, the end of the latest batch of new MythBusters episodes came with a sad announcement. The Build Team – Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci – has busted its last myths on the program. The show will continue, but with just one team of MythBusters, much as it was in the show’s first couple of years. I will miss them, though that may not sink in until the next batch of new episodes premieres in 2015.