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Talk-show Tango May 7-11: Dark Shadows rises with Michelle Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp

In television on 05/07/2012 at 8:54 am

Let’s give this week’s spotlight to Dark Shadows, which is being represented by Michelle Pfeiffer and oh yes there’s Johnny Depp on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live. And before you hit play on the trailer, fans of music on TV should start their toes to tapping right now for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, whose new albums is now days away and who are right there, Thursday, on Letterman.

LATE NIGHT

Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: Dr. Phil, Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls), Spiritualized (Huh?)

Tuesday: Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Mika Brzezinski (Morning Joe), Macy Gray (Covered)

Wednesday: Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Tom Dreesen, Florence and the Machine (Ceremonials)

Thursday: kid scientists, Elizabeth Banks (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Here)

Friday: Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), comic Tommy Johnagin, M. Ward (A Wasteland Companion)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: Poppy Mongtomery (Unforgettable), Steve Guttenberg

Tuesday: Steven Tyler

Wednesday: Jenna Fischer (The Office), Danny Huston

Thursday: CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Anna Kendrick

Friday: Larry King

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (10 p.m. ET on NBC, A Channel)

Monday: Michelle Pfeiffer (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Bear Brylls, Snow Patrol

Tuesday: Rick Santorum, Taylor Kitsch, B.o.B and O.A.R.

Wednesday: Garry Shandling, Alison Brie (Community), winner of The Voice

Thursday: Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent), Vinny Guadagnino, Sara Watkins

Friday: Jenna Fischer (The Office), Jay Mohr

Conan (midnight ET on Comedy Network, 1 a.m. on CTV)

Monday: Metta World Peace, Matt Walsh, The Lumineers

Tuesday: Piers Morgan, Ben Falcone, Ed Sheeran

Wednesday: Joel McHale (Community), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Reggie Watts

Thursday: Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods), Zosia Mamet, the Wombats

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Jennifer Connelly, Brian Wilson, Mike Love

Tuesday: Cameron Diaz (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Michael Phelps

Wednesday: Howard Stern (America’s Got Talent), Brooklyn Decker

Thursday: Will Ferrell, Ellie Kemper

Friday: Stephen Colbert, Nick Cannon

Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m. ET on ABC)

Monday: Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman), Chloe Moretz (Dark Shadows), B.o.B.

Tuesday: Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Silversun Pickups

Wednesday: Steve Harvey (Think Like a Man), Dev Patel (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Glenn Frey

Thursday: Dr. Phil, Carrie Underwood

Friday: tba

Chelsea Lately (11-11:30 p.m. ET on E!, formerly Star!, Videotron digital 125, Bell 621, Shaw Direct 168 and 527)

Monday: James Van Der Beek (Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23), Jen Kirkman, Mo Mandel, Brad Wollcak

Tuesday: Morgan Spurlock (Mansome), Ross Mathews, Heather McDonald, Jo Koy

Wednesday: Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), John Caparulo, Josh Wolf, Rachel Feinstein

Thursday: Chris Franjola, Loni Love, Greg Fitzsimmons

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Comedy Network, midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Admiral General Aladeen (aka Sacha Baron Cohen, star of The Dictator)

Tuesday: Ivo Daalder

Wednesday: John R. Hall

Thursday: Robert Caro

The Colbert Report (11:30 p.m. Comedy Network, 12:30 a.m. ET, CTV)

Monday: Andy Cohen (Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

Tuesday: Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness)

Wednesday: Anna Wintour (Vogue)

Thursday: Francis Collins (The Weight of the Nation)

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (11 p.m. ET, CBC)

Monday: Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), A.J. Jacobs (Drop Dead Healthy)

Tuesday: Kathleen Turner (High), Buddy Guy (When I Left Home)

Wednesday: Yung Chang (China Heavyweight)

Thursday: Charley Pride, Kevin Durand (Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster)

Friday: best of the week and Cadence Weapon

Charlie Rose (11:30 p.m. ET, PBS)

Mr. Rose announces his guests only on the day of broadcast, check the show’s Twitter account for guest announcements.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10 p.m. ET, Fridays only, on HBO Canada)

Friday: tba

DAYTIME

Live with Kelly (9 a.m. ET, NBC and CTV)

Monday: Michael Strahan co-hosts, Cameron Diaz (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Skylar Laine (American Idol)

Tuesday: Michael Strahan co-hosts, Stephen Colbert, 2012 Miss USA contestants

Wednesday:  Michael Strahan co-hosts, Chace Crawford (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Karmin

Thursday: Nick Lachey co-hosts, Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time)

Friday: Nick Lachey co-hosts, Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives)

The View 11 a.m. ET, ABC and CTV)

Monday: Dr. Phil, Norah Jones

Tuesday: Ricky Martin, cast of Evita, Giada de Laurentiis

Wednesday: Christina Ricci, John Stossel

Thursday: Howard Stern (America’s Got Talent)

Friday: Bob Saget co-hosts, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewife), E.L. James (Fifty of Shades of Grey), Robin Roberts

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Carnie Wilson

Tuesday: Linda Perry

Wednesday: Craig Ferguson

Thursday: Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O)

Friday: Eva Mendes (Girl in Progress)

Anderson (weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on CTV Two and NBC, 5 p.m. ET on CTV)

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (4 p.m. ET, CBS)

Monday: Eva Mendes (Girl in Progress), Beth Stern (Mom Caves)

Tuesday: Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows)

Wednesday: Carrie Underwood (Blown Away), Anna Kendrick (What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Thursday: tba

Friday:

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

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Talk-show Tango April 23-27: Emily Blunt and Jason Segel’s Five-Year Engagement, Jack White, Ohbijou and Beirut

In television on 04/23/2012 at 6:14 am

Big week for Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, stumping for their romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement, but it’s music that’s got me all adither. Jack White for Blunderbuss, Canadian cool kids Ohbijou and Beirut. To invoke the late oldest teenager in America, they’ve all got a beat. AND you can dance to ’em.

LATE NIGHT

Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: Jason Segel (The Five-Year Engagement), Zach Wahls (My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family), Fun. (Some Nights)

Tuesday: Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Wednesday: Rob Lowe (Knife Fight), Montana governor Brian Schweitzer, The War on Drugs (Slave Ambient)

Thursday: Robin Williams, Andrew Luck (NFL draft)

Friday: Chris Hemsworth (Marvel’s The Avengers), comic Darrell Hammond, Miike Snow (Happy to You)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: Joel McHale (Community), comic Dan Boulger

Tuesday: Carson Kressley, Ramin Nazir

Wednesday: Carol Burnett, Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)

Thursday: Toni Collette (The United States of Tara), astronaur Mike Massimino

Friday: Patton Oswalt, Phoebe Tonkin

The Jay Leno Show (10 p.m. ET on NBC, A Channel)

Monday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Aubrey O’Day, Train

Tuesday: Jack Black (Bernie), Beirut (The Rip Tide)

Wednesday: Adam Levine (the Voice), Ziggy Marley

Thursday: Diane Keaton, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, Moby

Friday: Mel Gibson, The Wanted

Conan (midnight ET on Comedy Network, 1 a.m. on CTV)

Monday: Kathy Griffin, Morgan Spurlock, Erin Foley

Tuesday: Metta World Peace, Jerry Crowley, Hayley Reinhart

Wednesday: Julie Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Brian Posehn, Ben Kweller

Thursday: Jack Black (Bernie), Simon Doonan, Ingrid Michaelson

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rachael Harris, Marcus Foster (R)

Tuesday: U.S. President Barack Obama, Dave Matthews Band

Wednesday: cast of 30 Rock

Thursday: Jason Segel (The Five-Year Engagement), Leelee Sobieski

Friday: Matthew Broderick, Serena Williams

Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m. ET on ABC)

Monday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), national school Scrabble champions Andy Hoang and Erik Saigado, The Hives

Tuesday: John Cusack (The Raven), ex of Dancing with the Stars, Vintage Trouble

Wednesday: Mindy Kaling (The Five-Year Engagement), LP

Thursday: Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement), animal trainer Dave Salmoni, Adam Lambert

Friday: tba

Chelsea Lately (11-11:30 p.m. ET on E!, formerly Star!, Videotron digital 125, Bell 621, Shaw Direct 168 and 527)

Monday: Lauren Conrad (The Fame Game), John Caparulo, Arden Myrin, TJ Miller

Tuesday: Jason Mraz (Love Is a Four Letter Word), Dan Levy, Heather McDonald, Chris Franjola

Wednesday: Ricki Lake (Never Save Never: Finding a Life That Fits), Brad Wollack, Loni Love, Lavell Crawford

Thursday: Alison Brie (The Five-Year Engagement), Josh Wolf, Jen Kirkman, Matt Braunger

Friday: tba

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Comedy Network, midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Ben Rattray

Tuesday: Madeleine Albright

Wednesday: Jason Segel (The Five-Year Engagement)

Thursday: Robert Draper

The Colbert Report (11:30 p.m. Comedy Network, 12:30 a.m. ET, CTV)

Monday: Don Leroy (The Revisionaries)

Tuesday: chess master Magnus Carlsen

Wednesday: Michael Sandel (Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?)

Thursday: Jack White (Blunderbuss)

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (11 p.m. ET, CBC)

Monday: Ron McLean, Kim Cattrall (Private Lives), Sebsastian Bach, Ohbijou (Metal Meets)

Tuesday: Cory Monteith (Glee), Mira Sorvino, Gary Bettman, Arkells

Wednesday: Linden MacIntyre (Why Men Lie), Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Harlan Coben (Stay Close), Joel Plaskett Emergency (Scrappy Happiness)

Thursday: Anne Rice (The Wolf Gift), Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill, Wendy Crewson (The Vow), The Young Empires

Friday: Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Taylor Kitsch (John Carter), Eight and a Half

Charlie Rose (11:30 p.m. ET, PBS)

Mr. Rose announces his guests only on the day of broadcast, check the show’s Twitter account for guest announcements.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10 p.m. ET, Fridays only, on HBO Canada)

Friday: tba

DAYTIME

Live with Kelly (9 a.m. ET, NBC and CTV)

Monday: Jesse Palmer co-hosts, Kate Walsh (Private Practice), American Idol contestant

Tuesday: Jesse Palmer co-hosts, Hugh Grant (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Blair Underwood (A Streetcar Named Desire)

Wednesday: Mario Lopez co-hosts, Kathleen Turner (The Perfect Family), James Van Der Beek (Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23), Ashanti

Thursday: Matthew Broderick co-hosts, Jenna Fischer (The Giant Mechanical Man), Garry Marshall (My Happy Days in Hollywood)

Friday: Mark Consuelos co-hosts, Maggie Q (Nikita), Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas (Dancing with the Stars), Daughtry

The View 11 a.m. ET, ABC and CTV)

Monday: Jeremy Irons (The Borgias), Guiliana and Bill Rancic (Dancing with the Stars), Chris Botti and Vince Gill

Tuesday: George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer (Good Morning America)

Wednesday: Joel McHale (Community), Marilu Henner, the Wanted

Thursday: online shopper special

Friday: Jason Segel and Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement), comic Jessica Kirson

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Randy Jackson (American Idol)

Tuesday: Julie Andrews

Wednesday: Kevin Nealon

Thursday: Mary McCormack

Friday: Tori Spelling

Anderson (weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on CTV Two and NBC, 5 p.m. ET on CTV)

Monday: Debra Messing (Smash)

Tuesday: Topher Grace (The Giant Mechancial Man)

Wednesday: John Cusack (The Raven)

Thursday: Marilu Henner

Friday: ex of Dancing with the Stars and a mystery guest

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (4 p.m. ET, CBS)

Monday: Sharon Obsourne (Jake and the Neverland Pirates), Mario Menounos and Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars), chef Roberto Martin

Tuesday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Rita Wilson (AM/FM)

Wednesday: Jack Black (Bernie), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers)

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

Talk-show Tango April 16-20: John Cusack, Sean Hayes, Zac Efron

In television on 04/16/2012 at 8:01 am

Well, there you are John Cusack, making the rounds this week to promote The Raven, a scary thriller in which our man plays none other than Edgar Allen Poe. And if Cusack is a little long in the tooth for you, soldier on for the usual listings (now that I’m back from vacation) for talk-show visits by Zac Efron, promoting his Lucky One, and ditto for Sean Hayes and the other cast members promoting their Three Stooges. But let’s take a look at The Raven, shall we?

LATE NIGHT

Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids), comic Ted Alexandro, White Rabbits (Milk Famous) (R)

Tuesday: Michelle Obama, Esperanza Spalding (Radio Music Society) (R)

Wednesday: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Gail Collins (William Henry Harrison), The Shins (Port of Morrow) (R)

Thursday: Will Ferrell (Casa de mi Padre), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) (R)

Friday: Jason Sudeikis (SNL), Lionel Richie with Jason Aldean (Tuskegee) (R)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: Kathy Griffin

Tuesday: Kevin Kline (Darling Companion), Alice Eve

Wednesday: Michael Sheen, Michael Black

Thursday: Kelly Preston, Joel Stein

Friday: Emily Deschanel (Bones), Jerry Ferrara

The Jay Leno Show (10 p.m. ET on NBC, A Channel)

Monday: Drew Barrymore, Blake Shelton (Red River Blue)

Tuesday: Christina Aguilera, Kevin Smith, Melanie Fiona with J. Cole

Wednesday: Jimmy Fallon, H.L. McCullough, Toby Keith

Thursday: Taylor Swift, Michael Clarke Duncan

Friday: Channing Tatum, Drew Brees, Meat Loaf

Conan (midnight ET on Comedy Network, 1 a.m. on CTV)

Monday: Kevin Hart (The Five-Year Engagement), Brittan Snow (96 Minutes), First Aid Kit

Tuesday: Patton Oswalt, Gabrielle Union (Think Like a Man), Bo Burnham

Wednesday: Sean Hayes (The Three Stooges), Paul F. Tompkins, Girls

Thursday: Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Regina Hall (Think Like a Man), Emeli Sande

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Seann William Scott

Tuesday: Shaquille O’Neal, Lily Collins

Wednesday: Joel McHale (Community), James Cameron

Thursday: Tina Fey (30 Rock), John Slattery (Mad Men)

Friday: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m. ET on ABC)

Monday: Zac Efron (The Lucky One), Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23), Noel Gallagher

Tuesday: ex of Dancing with the Stars, Ashanti

Wednesday: Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List), chef Georgia Pellegrini, Jason Mraz

Thursday: Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C), Kasabian

Friday: tba

Chelsea Lately (11-11:30 p.m. ET on E!, formerly Star!, Videotron digital 125, Bell 621, Shaw Direct 168 and 527)

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Comedy Network, midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Jane Goodall

Tuesday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Wednesday: Robert Reich

Thursday: tba

The Colbert Report (11:30 p.m. Comedy Network, 12:30 a.m. ET, CTV)

Monday: Bonnie Raitt (Slipstream)

Tuesday: Jonah Lehrer (Imagine: How Creativity Works)

Wednesday: John Cusack (The Raven)

Thursday: Tavis Smiley and Cornel West (The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto)

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (11 p.m. ET, CBC)

Monday: Gerry Dee, Samantha Bee, Coeur de Pirate

Tuesday: Eugene Levy, Martin Short, F—ed Up

Wednesday: Alan Thicke, Ron James, The Sheepdogs

Thursday: Jason Segel, Jeff Ross, Trombone Shorty

Friday: Russell Peters, Angelo Tsarouchas, k-os

Charlie Rose (11:30 p.m. ET, PBS)

Mr. Rose announces his guests only on the day of broadcast, check the show’s Twitter account for guest announcements.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10 p.m. ET, Fridays only, on HBO Canada)

Friday: tba

DAYTIME

Live with Kelly (9 a.m. ET, NBC and CTV)

Monday: D.L. Hughley co-hosts, Ice T, Paul Wesley

Tuesday: D.L. Hughley co-hosts, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Jane Goodall, Ronnie Wood

Wednesday: Mike Greenberg co-hosts, Olivia Wilde, Kevin Hart, Science Bob

Thursday: Seth Meyers co-hosts, Zac Efron (The Lucky One), Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory)

Friday:

The View 11 a.m. ET, ABC and CTV)

Monday: Meredith Vieira, Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation)

Tuesday: Regis Philbin co-hosts, Ricki Lake, Gavin Rossdale and Bush

Wednesday: Jaleel White

Thursday: John Cusack (The Raven), Rashida Jones

Friday: Kevin Kline (Darling Companion), Girls, Toby Mac, Steven Lamm (No Guts, No Glory)

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Tori Spelling

Tuesday: Lynda Carter

Wednesday: cast of The Sound of Music

Thursday: Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos (The Three Stooges)

Friday: Steven Weber

Anderson (weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on CTV Two and NBC, 5 p.m. ET on CTV)

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (4 p.m. ET, CBS)

Monday: Michelle Obama, Katharine McPhee (Smash), Neon Trees (Picture Show)

Tuesday: Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement), Jason Mraz (Love Is a Four-Letter Word)

Wednesday: Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU),

Thursday: Squeeze (Live at the Fillmore)

Friday: tba

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

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