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Talk-show tango: March 2-6

In late night, talk show, television, tv on 03/01/2009 at 11:46 pm

I’m all atwitter about this week in late night. And I don’t mean the time gobbling micro blogging site that is taking up waaaaay too much of my TV-watching time. I mean the double whammy of the launch of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, debuting Monday, March 2 on NBC at 12:35 a.m. You can watch his last pre-show vlog interview with his boss Lorne Michaels here.

But then there’s this cool upstart band that’s sitting in on Late Show with David Letterman. Perhaps you’ve heard of their leader, Saint Bono? I might just be not sick enough of Bono to get through a few of the shows. While you wait for late night to … dawn?, you should check out the video for U2’s single Get On Your Boots, which is on the album No Line on the Horizon, which — quel coincidence! — is in stores as of Tuesday, March 3. You can listen to all 11 tracks online here — at least you can as of this writing.


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

Monday: Katie Couric, U2

Tuesday: Felicity Huffman (Phoebe in Wonderland), Artie Lange, U2

Wednesday: Dr. Phil, U2

Thursday: Jon Stewart, U2

Friday: Jason Segel (I Love You, Man), comic Brian Kiley, U2

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

Monday: Paris Hilton, Dee Dee Myers

Tuesday: Kristin Davis, Wolfgang Puck

Wednesday: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Thursday: Holly Hunter, Andrew Bird

Friday: Amy Adams, M. Ward

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

Monday: tba





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

Monday: Robert De Niro and Van Morrison

Tuesday: Tina Fey, Jon Bon Jovi and Santogold

Wednesday: Cameron Diaz, Billy Crudup

Thursday: Donald Trump, Serena Williams and Ludacris

Friday: Drew Barrymore and Mario Batali

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

Monday: Evangeline Lily, Jason Mesnick, New Kids on the Block

Tuesday: Charles Gibson, Lil’ Wayne, Robyn

Wednesday: Bonnie Hunt (the Bonnie Hunt Show), Nathon Fillion (Castle)

Thursday: Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Raphael Saadiq

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

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Harold Varmus (The Art and Politics of Science)

Tuesday: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Wednesday: Rick Santelli (CNBC)

Thursday: Billy Crudup (Watchmen)

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

Monday: David Byrne (Everything That Happens Will Happen Today)

Tuesday: Mark Bittman (Food Matters)

Wednesday: Carl Wilson (Let’s Talk about Love)

Thursday: Steven Johnson (The Invention of Air)

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

Monday: CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge

Tuesday: actor Levar Burton

Wednesday: Malin Akerman (Watchmen)

Thursday: Emmanuel Jal, Corbin Bernsen

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: tba


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

Monday: David Spade (Rules of Engagement), Taylor Hicks

Tuesday: Cynthia Nixon (Distracted), Van Morrison

Wednesday: Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Caroline Rhea

Thursday: Ted Danson (Damages), Bruno Tonioli

Friday: Felicity Huffman (Phoebe in Wonderland)

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

Monday: Hot Topics

Tuesday: Marcia Gay Harden (God of Carnage)

Wednesday: Dr. Phil, RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

Thursday: Glenn Close (Damages), Rachel Maddow (The Rachael Maddow Show)

Friday: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Nathan Fillion (Castle)

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

Monday: John C. McGinley, Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel

Tuesday: Brian Austin Green (Terminator), Dancing with the Stars’ Mark Ballas, Derek Hough

Wednesday: Charles Gibson, Fabio Viviani, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights)

Thursday: Jeff Probst (Survivor), Debbie Reynolds, kid chef Jake Littel

Friday: Heidi Klum, Plain White T’s, Flipping Out’s Jeff Lewis

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

Monday: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Kaley Cuoco

Tuesday: Judge Judy, Bret Michaels, Matt Nathanson

Wednesday: Eric McCormack, Bachelor host Chris Harrison, The Fray

Thursday: Kym Douglas

Friday: Sean Diddy Combs, Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick and his chosen

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Oprah’s What You Can Live Without

Tuesday: That Little Girl Found Living Like an Animal (uh…..?)

Wednesday:  Suze Orman, Can You Afford College, a Wedding, a Divorce? (um….?)

Thursday: Exclusive Update with Lisa Ling: Inside the Polygamist Compoint and the Heroin Family (oh dear…)

Friday: Oprah Fridays Live

— Denise Duguay


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