When "Wet Hot American Summer" was released in 2001, it bombed at the box office and Roger Ebert put it on his "hate" list. So what justifies the spinoff series, "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"? Credit a cult following that adored the blend of ridiculous and subtle humor created by Michael Showalter and David Wain, plus the cast of future stars, including Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Banks, who all check back in for this eight-part season. Now streaming on Netflix.
The reboot of the "Vacation" movies prompts this Friday marathon of the Chevy Chase years starting with the 1983 original (1 p.m.). That's followed by "Vegas Vacation" (2 p.m.) and "National Lampoon's European Vacation" (5 p.m.). Boy, those Griswolds get a lot of time off! Unfortunately, the very funny "Christmas Vacation" is not on the schedule. Friday, AMC
He loves L.A.
I'm not a huge fan of Los Angeles, but singer Josh Groban makes it seem more than tolerable when he serves as tour guide for "On the Record With Mick Rock." Rock, the show's host and traveling companion, is a celebrated photographer who will accompany Kings of Leon and Patti LaBelle as they explore their hometowns in future episodes. 7 p.m. Sunday, Ovation
Celebrate Jon Stewart's last week at the anchor desk by watching "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: News Your Own Adventure," a countdown of viewers' favorite clips from 16 years of shows. Even better: Check out tributes to the host with the most in the Sunday and Thursday editions of the Variety section. 8 p.m. Sunday, Comedy Central