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Talk-show tango: Feb. 2-6

In late night, talk show, television, tv on 02/02/2009 at 9:29 am

“But I don’t do ads,” Conan O’Brien says at the beginning of this, well, ad. But this is Bud Light. Which means that not only is he soon under the influence — of the brand, not the beer, at least for the moment — but he deeply regrets it the next morning.
Enjoy O’Brien’s ad, one of this year’s fabled Super Bowl ads. And if you missed the whole lot on Sunday, Just for Laughs has them online.
And then on with the usual roundup of talk-show guest lists.


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

Monday: Steve Martin (The Pink Panther 2 and The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo)

Tuesday: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)

Wednesday: Joe Torre (The Yankee Years), Demetri Martin (Important Things with Demetri Martin), Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt (It’s Not Big It’s Large and Same Old Man)

Thursday: Extreme Fisherman, Matt Watson, Mark Olson and Gary Louris (Ready for the Flood)

Friday: Dakota Fanning (Push), comic Keith Alberstadt, Beirut (The Flying Club Cup)

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

Monday: Alfred Molina (The Pink Panther 2), magician Lance Burton

Tuesday: comic Robin Williams, magician Jason Randal

Wednesday: Samuel L. Jackson (Afro Samurai), magician Jason Hudy

Thursday: magician Ed Alonzo

Friday: Kristen Bell (Fanboys), Alex Kapranos and Franz Ferdinand (Tonight: Franz Ferdinand)

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

Monday: Kate Winslet (The Reader), Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Akon

Tuesday: Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), K.L. Hughley (D.L. Hughey Breaks the News), Sara Bareilles

Wednesday: Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), will.i.am

Thursday: Jennifer Aniston (He’s Just Not That Into You), Jamey Johnson

Friday: Fred Salmoni and Animals, Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Ben Lee

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

Monday: Kathy Griffin (My Life on the D List), Paula Dern, Amy Lavere

Tuesday: Brian Williams, Johnny Knoxville, Zac Brown Band

Wednesday: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ginnifer Goodwin (He’s Just Not That Into You), Theresa Andersson

Thursday: Seth Meyers, Taraji P. Henson

Friday: Russell Crowe, Alicia Keys, Death Cab for Cutie

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

Monday: Dustin Hoffman (Last Chance Harvey), jet pack pilot Eric Scott, Crooked X

Tuesday: John Cleese (The Pink Panther 2), Chris Ayres (Death by Leisure: A Cautionaray Tale), The Bird and the Bee

Wednesday: Justsin Long (He’s Just Not That Into You), Camilla Belle (Push), comic Nick Kroll

Thursday: Vanessas Minnillo (True Beauty), Morrissey

Friday: Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives, Larry Wilmore (I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts), Jazmine Sullivan

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (midnight ET, CTV)





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

Monday: Dan Zaccagnino (Indaba Music)

Tuesday: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Wednesday: Jonah Lehrer (How We Decide)

Thursday: somebody tba from The Pink Panther 2 (or whoever was updating the show sched was very tired and wrote “actor” instead of the actual actor’s name)

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

Monday: animal expert Dave Salmoni, mathematician Daniel Tammet

Tuesday: Garry Marshall, Paul Saltzman

Wednesday: Gary Bettman

Thursday:Jason Mewes, John Howard

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 until Season 7 episodes start Feb. 20.


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

Monday: Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives, Coraline), Mel. B

Tuesday: Steve Martin (The Pink Panther 2), Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire)

Wednesday: Katie Couric (All Access Grammy Special), Joe Torre

Thursday: Kierks Bentley

Friday: Mom’s Dream Come True contest

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

Monday: Hot Topics

Tuesday: Paula Deen, Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire)

Wednesday: Jane Seymour, advice columnist Amy Dickinson, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)

Thursday: Cuba Gooding Jr. (Gifted hands), Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars)

Friday: Molly Ringwald and Shailene Woodley (The Secret Llife of an American Teenager)

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

Monday: Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Danny Gans, Jack Witherspoon

Tuesday: Don Rickles, Niecy Nash, Solomon Leo

Wednesday: John Cleese (The Pink Panther 2), Jay McCarroll, Ask Alice

Thursday: Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Desperate Housewives), bear attack survivor Allena Hansen

Friday: Jo Frost (Supernanny), Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Rob Morrow (Numbers)

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

Monday: tba





Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Forgiving the Son who Killed a Family (R)

Tuesday: Thriftiest Family in America (R)

Wednesday: Jenny McCarthy’s Warrior Moms (R)

Thursday: Elizabeth Smart, John Ramsey: The Stories That Captured the Nation (R)

Friday: Beauty Secrets Around the World (R)

— Denise Duguay


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