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Talk-show tango: March 16-20

In television on 03/14/2009 at 11:09 pm

March 18 update: I thought Obama had better taste than this. He’ll be sharing a green room with Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher and pro wrestler John Cena on Thursday’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ayoye.

Hey chickens. Guess who’s on vacation? But I am so devoted to you that I, well, I’ve at least done a half-arsed job of this week’s talk-show guest report. But you can always click on the links. It’ll be reduced hours until April 6. I know. I’ll miss you too.


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

Monday: Nicolas Cage (Knowing), Rachel Maddow

Tuesday: Julia Roberts (Duplicity), Bell X1

Wednesday: Craig Ferguson (Late Late Show), Modest Mouse

Thursday: Billy Crystal, Kara DioGuardi, Owen Wilson

Friday: David Spade (Rules of Engagement), Ricahrd Zoglin, David Sanborn and Sam Moore

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

Monday: Regis Philbin (Live with Regis and Kelly), The Upper Crust

Tuesday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Dropkick Murphys

Wednesday: Steven Wright, Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man)

Thursday: Will Ferrell (Eastbound and Down), Jean Michel-Cousteau

Friday: Jack Black, Conor Oberst

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

Monday: Julia Louis Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Jim Norton, Randy Rogers Band

Tuesday: Portia DeRossi (Better Off Ted), D.L. Hughley, Soundtrack of Our Lives

Wednesday: Reese Witherspoon (Monsters Vs. Aliens), Keith Olberman, Naturally 7

Thursday: Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), John Cena, the Mercedes Benz Outdoor Concert Series with Kelly Clarkson

Friday: Seth Rogen (Monsters Vs. Aliens), Guy Fieri, Chris Cornell

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

Monday: Gary Sinise (CSI NY), Colin Hanks, Public Enemy

Tuesday: Bill Paxton (Big Love); Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Ting Tings

Wednesday: Clive Owen (Duplicity), Paul Teutul Sr. (American Chopper), Vampire Weekend

Thursday: Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl), Steven Ward, Eric Church

Friday: Jason Segel (I Love You, Man)

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

Monday: Don Rickles, Regis Philbin, Ben Sollee (R)

Tuesday: Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy), Streeter Seidell and Amir Blumenfeld (Prank Wars), Dancing with the Stars castoff, Young Dubliners

Wednesday: Any Samberg (I Love You Man), Ashley Scott (12 Rounds), MSTRKRFT

Thursday: Megan Mullally (In the Motherhood), Christopher MIntz-Plasse (Role Models), The Duke Spirit

Friday: Portia de Rossi (Better Off Ted), John Cena (12 Rounds)

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Gen. Richarad B. Myers (Eyes on the Horizon)

Tuesday: Ian McShane (Kings)

Wednesday: NandanNilekani (Imagining India)

Thursday: tba

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

Monday: Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book)

Tuesday: David Grann (The Lost City of Z)

Wednesday: Juan Cole (Engaging the Muslim World)

Thursday: John McCardell (chooseresponsibility.org)

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

Monday: CBC Radio host Rich Terfry, Derek Foster


Wednesday: Erin Karpluk (Being Erica)

Thursday: Margaret Atwood

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: former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, MSNBC’s Keith Olberman, Senator Bernie Sanders, Kerry Washington


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

Monday: tba





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

Monday: Hot Topics, Jean Catzky (Why People Are Rich Why People Are Poor)

Tuesday: Gary Sinise (SCI NY), Drew Pinsky (Celebrity Rehab), Jay Mohr (Gary Unlimited)

Wednesday: Taye Diggs (Private Practice), Valentino (Valentino: the Last Emperor), Ian McShane (Kings)

Thursday: Jaime Pressly (I Love You Man), Troy Dunn (The Locator)

Friday: Regis Philbin (Live with Regis and Kelly), Dennis Haysbert (The Unit), John Rendall and Ace Bourke

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

Monday: tba





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

Monday: tba





Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: tba





The Tyra Show (10 a.m. ET on ABC)

Monday: tba





— Denise Duguay


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