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The dog days of summer are rolling in, along with its fair share of chill-out programming. Excluding the gross-out period fare of The Knick (which you should definitely check out), our selections this week all subscribe to a more relaxed vibe. Spend some time early on with a couple of light comedies, and then prepare to get your heart pumping for the week ahead with Step Up and the imminent arrival of Shark Week.

Your pop culture schedule for the week is:


Comedy Central's Nathan Fielder and Seth Rogen were in the same high school improv group

In the ’90s-era picture below, you’ll find Nathan Fielder (third from right) and Seth Rogen (right) with the rest of their high school improv crew — none of whom are famous. READ FULL STORY

Who is Nathan Fielder? His 5 best 'Nathan for You' stunts before Dumb Starbucks -- VIDEO

Anyone who watched season 1 of Nathan for You knows exactly who Nathan Fielder is: He’s a marketing wizard (he graduated from one of Canada’s top business schools with really good grades) on a mission to help small businesses thrive. And while the concept of his Comedy Central show is basically just an excuse for him to employ truly insane business ideas, once in awhile, those ideas end up working — really, really well.

Take last season, when Fielder set out to draw visitors to a struggling petting zoo. His idea: Stage a video of a pig rescuing a baby goat from drowning and watch it go viral. This was all filmed before Nathan for You was even on the air, and some unsuspecting news shows played the video as if it really happened — and wouldn’t you know it, it went viral. Over the weekend, Fielder did it again, opening up a fake coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks in Los Feliz, California, that drew lines around the block for average coffee and grocery-store pastries.

We now know it was all a new stunt for season 2 of Nathan for You. Whether you watched every episode of the first season or just heard of Fielder today, check out five of his best stunts — including that petting-zoo brilliance — below:

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