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Talk-show tango: Feb. 9-13

In late night, talk show, television, tv on 02/08/2009 at 11:43 pm

Soooooooo. Since Bill Maher has made his living by wanking about the former wanker in the White House, what’s he to do now that there’s a new guy in the Oval Office? Perhaps he’ll give a tease Tuesday when he visits Jay Leno to promote the Feb. 20 return of his Real Time rant on HBO Canada.


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

Monday: Naomi Watts (The International), Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down), The Von Bondies (Love, Hate and Then There’s You)

Tuesday: The crew of US Airways 1549, Heartless Bastards (The Mountain)

Wednesday: Joaquin Phoenix (Two Lovers), Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Anthony Hamilton (The Point of It All)

Thursday: The Jonas Brothers (Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience), Chris Russo, Ashford and Simpson (Sitting-In)

Friday: Martha Stewart (The Martha Stewart Show), Janke Johannsen, Matt Nathanson (Some Mad Hope)

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

Monday: Michael Clarke Duncan, Richard Zoglin, Adele

Tuesday: Sean Combs, Olivia Williams

Wednesday: comic Steve Coogan, Connie Britton

Thursday: comic Lewis Black, Shirley Manson

Friday: Tom Selleck, Glen Campbell

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

Monday: Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (The Hills), Duffy

Tuesday: Bill Maher (Real Time with Bill Maher), Viola Davis (Doubt), Raphael Saadiq

Wednesday: Amy Adams (Doubt), Paula Abdul (American Idol), Dierks Bentley

Thursday: Bill Cosby, Alec Greve, Erin McCarley

Friday: Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Arizona Cards’ Kurt Warner, Annie Lennox

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

Monday: Clive Owen (The International), Judah Friendlander (30 Rock), Brett Bennen

Tuesday: Norm MacDonald, Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen), Levon Helm

Wednesday: Jimmy Fallon

Thursday: Adam Baldwin (30 Rock), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse),

Friday: Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Jonas Brothers, Dan Auerbach

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

Monday: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), sportscaster Michael Strahan, comic Morgan Murphy

Tuesday: Josh Brolin (Milk), Dancing with the Stars Season 8 contestant, The Little Ones

Wednesday: Grant Show (Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice), Any Dick (Sober House), The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Thursday: Demetri Martin (Important Things with Demetri Martin), Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), Mishka, Matthew McConaughey

Friday: Johnny Knoxville (Nitro Circus and Jackassworld), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), musical guest Mark Seliger and Rusty Truck

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Walter Isaacson (How to Save Your Newspaper)

Tuesday: Thomas Ricks (The Gamble)

Wednesday: Daniel Sperling (Two Billion Cars)

Thursday: John Sununu, former U.S. senator for New Hampshire

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

Monday: TV on the Radio (Dear Science)

Tuesday: Robert Ballard (Titanic)

Wednesday: Steven Pinker (My Genomic Self)

Thursday: Adam Gopnik (Angels and Ages)

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

Monday: Gordon Ramsay, John Howard

Tuesday: Mike Holmes

Wednesday: Ron MacLean, Chris Noth

Thursday: tba

Friday: 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: repeat this Friday and returning with the new season Feb. 20.


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

Monday:  NBA all-star Tony Parker

Tuesday: Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopoholic), Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen)

Wednesday: Naomi Watts (The International), Annie Lennox

Thursday: Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse)

Friday: Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), David Cook, Don Rickles

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

Monday: Hot Topics, Mario Cantone (Sex and the City)

Tuesday: Joan Rivers, Daniel Dae Kim (Lost)

Wednesday: Kate Winslet (The Reader and Revolutionary Road), Joan Krakowski (30 Rock)

Thursday: Love-theme show with Miss Piggy, Patti Stanger (Millionaire Matchmaker), Helen Fisher (Why Him Why Her)

Friday: Clive Owen (The International), Melissa Leo (Frozen River)

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

Monday: Peter Reckel and Kristian Alfonso (Days of Our Lives), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck)

Tuesday: Hillary Duff

Wednesday: Rob Morrow (Numb3rs)

Thursday: Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy)

Friday: Joan Rivers, Phil Keoghan (Amazing Race)

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

Monday: John Mayer, Josh Groban, Chester Pitts, Ephraim Salaam, Lady Antebellum

Tuesday: Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), Lisa Wong, Jason Mraz, colbie Caillat

Wednesday: Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), Robin Tunney (the Mentalist), Mel B, Melinda Doolittle

Thursday: Cardinals’ Kurt Warner, Steve Harvey, Neil Shaw

Friday: Jon Legend, Naila and Lee Simpson

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Princess Fannie Moves Back Home (R)

Tuesday: Dr. Oz and the Woman with the 140-Pound Tumour (R)

Wednesday: Why Men Cheat (R)

Thursday: Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali (R)

Friday: I Love You Surprises (R)

— Denise Duguay

  1. […] Thursday: Love-theme show with Miss Piggy, Patti Stanger (Millionaire Matchmaker), Helen Fisher (Why Him Why Her). Friday: Clive Owen (The International), Melissa Leo (Frozen River). The Bonnie Hunt Show (2 p.m. ET on Citytv and NBC) …Continue Reading… […]

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