This comedy duo is back together: Six shows to watch this week

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Bob Odenkirk reunites with comedy partner David Cross on "With Bob and David"

Another reunion for "Firefly" stars is happening on ABC's "Castle"

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Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello … Bob and David.

Okay, maybe the last pair don’t quite measure up yet.

But for comedy nerds, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are a beloved comedy duo. And their new show is one of six to watch this week.

1. “With Bob and David,” streams Friday, Netflix

Before Odenkirk was Saul of “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad” fame, he first found fame on HBO’s “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which was a who’s who of future comedy stars.

A former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and a player on the short-lived “Ben Stiller Show,” Odenkirk joined Cross (“Arrested Development”) to take sketch comedy to new places – just as “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” did two decades earlier.

Comedy stars like Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24”), Paul F. Tompkins and Brian Posehn all appeared on the show.

Now the old gang is back together for a new series, “With Bob and David” on Netflix, and the stars promise it will be equal in quality to “Mr. Show.”

2. “Castle,” Monday 10 p.m. ET, ABC

Another reunion is taking place on this week’s episode of the Nathan Fillion murder mystery series.

Adam Baldwin returns as Castle’s old friend Slaughter, and it once again reunites the two stars of beloved sci-fi series “Firefly.”

3. “2 Broke Girls,” Thursday 9:30 p.m., CBS

CBS planned to premiere “Angel from Hell” this week, but the Jane Lynch series has been postponed to early 2016.

Instead the long-running comedy (sort of a modern-day “Laverne and Shirley”), with Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs as mismatched roommates, returns for a fifth season.

4. “Scream Queens,” Tuesday 8 p.m., Fox

Jamie Lee Curtis’ character Dean Munsch is the focus of this week’s episode of the horror comedy.

Based on a recent Instagram post from Curtis, we’ll see her recreate her mother Janet Leigh’s famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.”

5. “Flesh and Bone,” Sunday 8 p.m., Starz

This miniseries drama from one of the producers of “Breaking Bad” delves into the world of professional ballet.

6. “Agent X,” Sunday 9 p.m., TNT

A new action series for TNT (which is a Time Warner network, like CNN) revolves around a secret agent who is sent in to handle problems that the FBI and CIA can’t touch. Sharon Stone plays the U.S. vice president.