There are fewer repeats this week, as the Comedy Central programs have returned from their July break. This will mark the beginning of the end for Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show, as he will step away from the anchor desk on August 6. New host Trevor Noah may or may not make another appearance on the program before he takes over on September 28. Regardless, there are no science or technology guests scheduled this week for The Daily Show.
(At the moment, I do not know what the network intends to show in the time slot between hosts. Certainly there will be repeats, but there may or may not be theme weeks and some pre-emptions.)
In the repeats this week we have most of the few science and technology guests available. Sasha Alexander was a guest on Conan in March, and that episode will repeat on Tuesday. She plays a medical examiner on Rizzoli & Isles, though she was not there to promote the show during that visit. On Friday The Ellen DeGeneres Show will re-run the April appearance of Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory. He plays an engineer.
The only relevant guest in this week’s new episodes is Chi-Lan Lieu. She’s the technology correspondent for The Talk, and will be on the show Friday. There now appears to be a pattern to her appearances, at least for this summer, of Friday appearances, so I may leave them off from future postings unless and until a pattern changes.
Thankfully, new MythBusters episodes continue on Saturdays in the U.S. on the Discovery Channel.