Talk-show tango: April 13-17

Hello chickens! I dunno who this Zac Efron guy is but he’s everywhere this week. Doesn’t look old enough to be up that late, but his parents know best, I guess. Speaking of staying up late, I’ve added listings to Chelsea Lately!, weeknights on E! at 1:37 a.m. Not 1:35 mind you. You are warned.


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

Monday: Zac Efron (17 Again), A.C. Newman with Nicole Atkins (Get Guilty)

Tuesday: Kelly Ripa (Live with Regis and Kelly), Bill Scheft (Everything Hurts), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (It’s Blitz)

Wednesday: Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens), Neko Case (Middle Cyclone)

Thursday: Matthew Perry (17 Again), Elisha Cuthbert (24), Rascal Flatts (Unstoppable)

Friday: Russell Crowe (State of Play)

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

Monday: Dwight Yoakam, Mary McCormack

Tuesday: Adam Goldberg (The Unusuals), Anna Gunn, Brett Dennen

Wednesday: Michael Caine, Matt Baetz

Thursday: former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Amy Smart

Friday: tba

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

Monday: Senator John McCain, Kristin Chenoweth (Sit Down Shut Up), Billy Ray Cyrus (Hannah Montana: The Movie)

Tuesday: Jamie Foxx (The Soloist), Carol Liefer, The Airborne Toxic Event

Wednesday: Don Rickles, Richard Engel (NBC News), Chris Botti with John Mayer

Thursday: Jessica Alba, Bob Saget (Surviving Suburbia), Jonny Lang

Friday: Charles Barkley, Leslie Mann (17 Again)

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

Monday: Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Jill Hennessy, Sara Watkins and John Paul JOnes

Tuesday: guest tba, Akon

Wednesday: Ice-T, Elmo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Thursday: Rachel McAdams, potential No. 1 NFL draft pick Matthew Stafford

Friday: Matthew Perry (17 Again), Plain White T’s

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

Monday: Ben Affleck (State of Play), Lily Allen (It’s Not Me, It’s You)

Tuesday: Jorge Garcia (Lost), latest ex of Dancing with the Stars, Mims (Guilt)

Wednesday: Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), Mike Tyson (Tyson), comic Dana Gould

Thursday: Zac Efron (17 Again), Patti Stanger (the Millionaire Matchmaker), Pete Yorn (Back and Forth)

Friday: 6-year-0ld genius Pranav Veera, Franz Ferdinand (Tonight)

Chelsea Lately (1:37 a.m. ET on E!)

Monday: Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), comics Michelle Biloon, Randy and Jason Sklar

Tuesday: Bow Wow (New Jack City II), comics Sarah Colonna and Chris Franjola, Jeff Wild

Wednesday: Ty Murray (Dancing with the Stars), comics Whitney Cummings, Brody Stevens and Guy Branum

Thursday: Melora Hardin (17 Again), comics Chris Hardwick and Natasha Leggero

Friday: Carey Hart, comics John Caparulo, Jen Kirkman and Donnell Rawlings

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: repeat

Tuesday: Ron Darling (The Complete Game)

Wednesday: Elizabeth Warren

Thursday: Ben Affleck (State of Play)

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

Monday: repeat

Tuesday: NASA astronaut Sunita L. Williams, Susie Orbach (Bodies: Big Ideas/Small Books)

Wednesday: Jim Lehrer (Oh Johnny: A Novel)

Thursday: openDemocracy associate editor Kanishk Tharoor, legal scholar Doug Kmiec

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

Monday: NHL commish Gary Bettman, Jason Mewes (repeat)

Tuesday: Joshua Cooper Ramo, Tom Avery

Wednesday: Gene Simmons (repeat)

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 (new episode April 24)


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

Monday: Nancy O’Dell (Full of Life: Mom to Mom Tips I wish Someone Had Told MeWhen I Was Pregnant), latest ex of American Idol, Alan Taylor (New York Auto Show Week)

Tuesday: Kathie Lee Gifford (Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities)

Wednesday: Russel Crowe (State of Play)

Thursday: Joy Philbin co-hosts, Ben Affleck (State of Play)

Friday: Mark Consuelos co-hosts, Drew Barrymore  (Grey Gardens)

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

Monday: Zac Efron (17 Again), Lloyd Boston (Closet Cases)

Tuesday: Bank on The View: How to Get a Job

Wednesday: Tori Spelling (Mommyhood), chef Bobby Flay

Thursday: Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars, I’m Hosting as Fast as I Can), Kristin Chenoweth (A Little Bit Wicked)

Friday: Matthew Perry (17 Again), Tracy Pollan (Natalee Holloway)

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

Monday: Rosie O’Donnell, Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement)

Tuesday: Cloris Leachman (Chloris), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Dennis DeYoung (One Hundred Years From Now)

Wednesday: Kathy Griffin (The A-List Awards, She’ll Cut a Bitch), personal trainer John Hemple, Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand (Deadliest Catch)

Thursday: Jenny McCarthy (Mother Warriors), Billy Ray Cyrus (Hannah Montana: The Movie)

Friday: Michelle Trachtenberg (17 Again), Maury Marler

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

Monday: Hidden Audiendce Talents

Tuesday: Jenny McCarthy (Mother Warriors)

Wednesday: Zac Efron (17 Again)

Thursday: Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens)

Friday: Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens)

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Unconventional, Unforgettable Dads

Tuesday: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland — Stars of Country Music

Wednesday: Lured at 13 — Held Captive As a Sex Slave

Thursday: 14 Years Old — They Say They’re Ready to Have Sex

Friday: Oprah Fridays Live

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

Monday: Teen Dating Violence Epidemic

Tuesday: Porntown

Wednesday: Simplify Your Life: Spring Cleaning

Thursday: Millionaire Matchmaker/Steroids

Friday: The Truth About Lying

— Denise Duguay


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