Cruel to be kind
A new season of the sidesplitting series "Difficult People" opens with a character dating an "old-timey" whose family cleaned up in the jelly bean business, a scenario that could have been leftover from "Seinfeld" — although I doubt Elaine would have ever tried complimenting her suitor by saying he dresses like someone who could still get the measles. Creator Julie Klausner and her co-star, the hilariously abrasive Billy Eichner, confirm their status as TV's most underappreciated, politically incorrect comedy duo. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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This old house
"The White House: Inside Story" provides a thorough although disorganized tour of America's most famous address, rushing from the history of the first ladies to the development of the living quarters without anything resembling a transition. There are some trivia nuggets sprinkled across the two-hour documentary (the West Wing was created to provide space for Teddy Roosevelt's brood of six children!), but the veteran staff is too tight-lipped to offer up any real dirt, aside from rumors that a visiting Winston Churchill demanded a morning cocktail in the buff.
7 p.m. TPT, Ch. 2
Short 'n' sweet
"Maya & Marty," the latest attempt at reviving the variety show, did an adequate job of showcasing the talents of Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, but too many of the sketches felt like they just missed the cut at "Saturday Night Live." On the plus side, the season finale will almost certainly feature another appearance by Short's showbiz insider Jiminy Glick, whose interviews with guests Larry David and Ricky Gervais have been an early summer treat.
9 p.m. KARE, Ch. 11