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Talk-show tango Aug. 10-14

In television on 08/10/2009 at 9:12 pm

I don’t want to say this is a another repeat-heavy week on the talk-show circuit, but I fell asleep putting it together. There are, however, highlights. Although can one say highlight in regards to interviewing Kate Gosselin who is now famous for having a humonguous family and then cracking it apart. Or having it cracked apart by her estranged husband Jon Gosselin? Your call. I’m staying out of it, waaaay out of it. Who can watch this show now? Anyway, Kate is visiting Life with Regis and Kelly on Thursday.


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

Monday: Paris Hilton, Calvin Borel, Steven Wright (R)

Tuesday: Paula Abdul, Elvis Costello, Neil Patrick Harris with the Top 10 list (R)

Wednesday: Sacha Baron Cohen, Joel McHale (R)

Thursday: Paul McCartney, Bruce Willis with the Top 10 List (R)

Friday: Summer toy demo, Sandra Day O’Connor, MSTRKRFT with John Legend, U.S. Open golf champ Lucas Glover with the Top 10 List (R)

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

Monday: Carrot Top, Alexis Bledel

Tuesday: Mitch Albom, Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal

Wednesday: Eric Bana (Time Traveler’s Wife), Holly Williams

Thursday: Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, Shorts)

Friday: Liza Minnelli, Dr. Kara Cooney

Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (11:35 p.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Hugh Dancy (Adam), Lyle Lovett

Tuesday: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), freestyle motocross athletes, Cobra Starship with Estelle

Wednesday: Gordon Ramsey (Hell’s Kitchen), BJ Novak (The Office), micro-sculptor Willard Wigan

Thursday: Robin Williams, Piers Morgan, All Time Low

Friday: Shaquille O’Neil, Demetri Martin

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

Monday: Eric  Bana (Time Traveler’s Wife), Jordana Spiro, Jeanine Mason, Fall Out Boy

Tuesday: Ashton Kutcher (Spread), Triple H, Bat for Lashes

Wednesday: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Dancy (Adam), Kitty Daisy and Lewis

Thursday: Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Tim Gunn (Project Runway), Avenue Q

Friday: January Jones (Mad Men), comic Neal Brennan

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

Monday: Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer), Reverend Al Sharpton, Jewel (R)

Tuesday: Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), David Sedaris (When You Are Engulfed in Flames), Jonas Brothers (R)

Wednesday: Larry King (My Remarkable Journey), Victoria’s Secret Angel Marisa Miller, Chester French (R)

Thursday: Anne Heche (Spread), Aubrey Plaza (Funny People), Diane Birch (R)

Friday: Jonah Hill (Funny People), Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight), skateboarder Ryan Sheckler (X Games) (R)

Chelsea Lately (12:35 a.m. ET on E!)

Monday: Fabolous (Loso’s Way), comics Jo Koy, Jen Kirkman and Billy Gardell

Tuesday: Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, comics Brad Wollack, Sarah Colonna and Tony Rock

Wednesday: Jeff Lewis (Flipping Out), comics Chris Franjola and Whitney Cummings and Ross Matthews (The Insider)

Thursday: Jonathan Ross (Friday Night with…), comics Matt Braunger, Arden Myrin and Guy Branum

Friday: Milla Jovovich (A Perfect Getaway), comics John Caparulo, Sarah Colonna and Kevin Hart

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Comedy Network, midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Douglas Brinkley (The Wilderness Warrior)

Tuesday: Austan Goolsbee

Wednesday: Jeff Sharlet (The Family)

Thursday: Rachel McAdam (the Time Traveler’s Wife)

The Colbert Report (11:30 p.m. Comedy Network, 12:30 a.m. ET, CTV)

Monday: Barbara Boxer

Tuesday: Jonathan Cohn (Sick)

Wednesday: Mark Johnson (Playing for Change)

Thursday: Mark Devlin

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

Monday- Friday: repeats until fall

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: Ashton Kutcher (Spread) co-hosts, Lisa Kudrow, So You Think You Can Dance

Tuesday: Jesse L. Martin (The Philanthropist), Anne Heche (Spread)

Wednesday: Rachel McAdams (The Time Traveler’s Wife), dancers Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, David Cassidy (Ruby and the Rockits)

Thursday: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Kate Gosselin (Jon and Kate Plus Eight)

Friday: Stanley Tucci (Julie and Julia)

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

Monday: Bob Saget (Surviving Suburbia), Alexandra Wentworth (Head Case) (R)

Tuesday: Kara DioGuardi (American Idol) (R)

Wednesday: Matthew Perry (17 Again), Tracy Pollan (Natalee Holloway), Dr. Robert Rey (R)

Thursday: chefs Tyler Florence and Susie Cover, Lisa Lillien (HungryGirl.com) (R)

Friday: Toni Collette and Diablo Cody (the United States of Tara), James Earl Jones, Jillian Michael (The Biggest Loser) (R)

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

Monday – Friday: repeats

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

Monday – Friday: repeats

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday – Friday: repeats

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

Monday: Fat Families

Tuesday: One More Date with My Ex

Wednesday: Gay Is the New Black

Thursday: Sugar Daddies

Friday: Free Stuff

— Denise Duguay

  1. ho hum to the Ellen Degenereges show. even tho we are in re-runs
    I know, here show , in my opinion in sooo stale. I really like her
    but she show , in my humble opinion needs to be re=vamped.
    As to Eric Bana who I could watch forever, I am looking forward to
    the “time traveler’s wife.
    good stuff DENISE.

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