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Talk-show tango: Jan. 19-23

In late night, talk show, television, tv on 01/19/2009 at 9:57 am

There’s only one talk-show pre-emption caused by coverage of Barack Obama’s inauguration, which will dominate TV Tuesday on main networks from 10 a.m. (some starting only at 11 a.m.) until 1 p.m. ET and all day on the news channels. The View is taking Tuesday off. Also of note this week, Jimmy Fallon is making the rounds. He’s promoting his online talk show. Review are mixed. If you’ve checked it out, please vote now.

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Jennifer Aniston (Marley & Me), Jim Carrey Top 10, Broken Social Scene (R)

Tuesday: Jerry Seinfeld, Leona Lewis (R)

Wednesday: Tom Cruise (Valkyrie), Fall Out Boy (R)

Thursday: Will Smith (Seven Pounds), Of Montreal (R)

Friday: Dustin Hoffman (Last Chance Harvey), Todd Rundgren (R)

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

Monday: Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Kevin McKidd (Gray’s Anatomy), Seal

Tuesday: Trace Adkins, Perez Hilton, the Submarines

Wednesday: tba

Thursday: James Earl Jones

Friday: tba

Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(11:35 p.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Jimmy Fallon (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Lee Ann Womack

Tuesday: Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men), “baseball-card granny” Bernice Gallego, Buckcherry

Wednesday: Cuba Gooding Jr., “No Cussing Club Kid” McKay Hatch, Musiq Soulchild

Thursday: tba, Jerome Bettis, Lady Antebellum

Friday: Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), animal expert Grey Stafford, comic Ty Barnett

Late Night with Conan O’Brien
(12:35 a.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), Aries Spears, T-Tip

Tuesday: Steve Nash, Los Straitjackets

Wednesday: Meredith Vieira, Fall Out Boy

Thursday: Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), Eric McCormack (Trust Me), tba

Friday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Michael Cera, Nate Bargatze

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

Monday: Kathy Griffin, Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky), comic Mike Birbiglia

Tuesday: Sarah Silverman, “U.S. President Barack Obama”, Soulja Boy Tellem

Wednesday: Randy Jackson (American Idol, America’s Best Dance Crew), Diablo Cody (United States of Tara), Thriving Ivory

Thursday: Brendan Fraser (Inkheart), Jonathan Goodwin (One Way Out), Blake Shelton

Friday: Tim Roth (Lie to Me), Joan Rivers (Celebrity Apprentice and Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs)

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Abderrahim Foukara, Washington bureau chief for Al Jazeera International

Tuesday: Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, bishop of New Hampshire

Wednesday: David Sanger, New York Times correspondent in Washington

Thursday: Liam Neeson (Taken)

The Colbert Report (12:30 a.m. ET, CTV)

Monday: Frank Rich, New York Times columnist

Tuesday: Jabari Asim (What Obama Means)

Wednesday: Elizabeth Alexander, inaugural poet

Thursday: Jon Meacham (American Lion)

The Hour (11 p.m. ET, CBC)

Monday: Bill Ayers, Joshua Jackson (Fringe)

Tuesday: Inauguration special

Wednesday: Barbara Becnel

Thursday: tba

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

Mr. Rose announces his guests only on the day of broadcast, so please click on the show-name link above for the most recent guest announcement.

Real Time with Bill Maher (11 p.m. ET, Fridays only, on HBO Canada)

Friday: repeating through early Feb.

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Brody Jenner (The Hills, Bromance), Kara DioGuardi (American Idol)

Tuesday: Debra Messing (The Starter Wife), Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim), designer Isaac Mizrahi

Wednesday: William H. Macy (The Deal)

Thursday: Mira Sorvino (The Last Templar), Fall Out Boy

Friday: Eric McCormack (Trust Me)

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

Monday: Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s Oval Office encounter with George W. Bush, ABC News’ Jake Tapper tours pre-inauguration hot spots, Barbara Walters’ past presidential interviews

Tuesday: pre-empted by inauguration coverage

Wednesday: Sigourney Weaver (Prayers for Bobby), discussion of previous day’s inauguration

Thursday: Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)

Friday: Susie Essman (Loving Leah)

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2 p.m. ET on Citytv and NBC)

Monday: Emma Roberts (Hotel for Dogs), Lil Mama, Tyce Ciorio

Tuesday: Nia Vardalos, Glenn Campbell

Wednesday: Julia Ormond (Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Lee Ann Womack, Daniel Seddiqui (Livingthemap.com)

Thursday: Brooke Burke (Tauts)

Friday: Brendan Fraser (Inkheart)

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

Monday: Will Ellen catch George Clooney? Kiefer Sutherland, T.I.

Tuesday: Beyonce

Wednesday: Ellen’s inauguration coverage, Jimmy Fallon, Kelli Williams (Lie to Me), Trace Adkins

Thursday: Brendan Fraser (Inkheart), Emily Deschanel (Bones), James Morrison

Friday: Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: In Washington, Oprah’s inaugural celebration

Tuesday: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday: InWashington, Oprah’s post-inauguration special

Thursday: Suze Orman: Can You Afford College, a Wedding, a Divorce?

Friday: Oprah Live

— Denise Duguay

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