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Talk-show tango Oct. 19-23: What, no scandals?

In television on 10/18/2009 at 11:56 pm

conan o’brien, jimmy fallon, david letterman, craig ferguson, jimmy kimmel, jay leno, oprah, ellen degeneres, bonnie hunt


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

Monday: Vince Vaughn (Couples Retreat), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Rosanne Cash (R)

Tuesday: Kristin Davis (Couples Retreat), Barry Sonnenfeld (R)

Wednesday: Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Willis (R)

Thursday: Barack Obama (R)

Quite a few repeats and no scandals. God!
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m. ET on CBS and E!)

Monday: Jason Schwartzman (Bored to Death), Angela Kinsey (R)

Tuesday: Ted Danson (Bored to Death), Chris Miller and Phil Lord (R)

Wednesday: James Spader, Caathy Ladman, Laura Izibor (R)

Thursday: Tim Gunn (Project Runway), Cobie Smulders, Lynyrd Skynyrd (R)

Friday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), The Avett Brothers (R)

The Jay Leno Show (10 p.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Rod Stewart

Tuesday: Martha Stewart, Ludacris

Wednesday: Rainn Wilson (The Office)

Thursday: Hilary Swank (Amelia), Jerry Jones

Friday: Colin Firth

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

Monday: Sienna Miller, Steve Schirripa, Deon Cole (R)

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

Wednesday: Jennifer Aniston, Melanie, Phoenix (R)

Thursday: Charlize Theron, stuntman Steven Ho, Dave Matthews Band (R)

Friday: Robin Williams, Piers Morgan, All Time Low (R)

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

Monday: Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), comic  Neal Brennan (R)

Tuesday: Seth Meyers (SNL), Chris Paul, Landon Pigg  (R)

Wednesday: Elijah Wood, Taraji P. Henson, John Fogerty (R)

Thursday: Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Miranda Lambert (R)

Friday: Kristen Wigg, David Wells, Christopher Cross (R)

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

Monday: Julie Bowen, Rumer Willis, The Used (R)

Tuesday: Ed Norton (By the People), Paul Shaffer (We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives), latest ex of Dancing With the Stars, The Sounds

Wednesday: Salma Hayek (The Vampire’s Assistant), Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), Dead by Sunrise

Thursday: John C. Reilly (The Vampire’s Assistant), NeNe Leakes & Kim Zolciak (Real Housewives of Atlanta), archer Randy Oitker, the Temper Trap

Friday: Terry Bradshaw (Fox NFL Sunday), Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are), Echo and the Bunnymen

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

Monday: Carl Reiner (Just Desserts and Tell Me Another Scary Story … but Not TOO Scary, comicsHeather McDonald and Randy Sklar and Inside Dish’s Ross Mathews

Tuesday: Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel (Dancing with the Stars), comics Chris Hardwick, Hasan Minhaf and Arden Myrin

Wednesday: David Alan Grier (Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth), comics Chris Franjola, Sarah Colonna and Matt Braunger

Thursday: Mike Epps (BET Hip-Hop Awards), comics Brad Wollack, Natasha Leggero and Ryan Stout

Friday: Cory Monteith (Glee), comics Josh Wolf, Janet Varney and Ross Matthews

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

Monday-Thursday: repeats

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

Monday-Thursday: repeats

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

Monday-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: repeats for a couple of months.


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

Monday: Hilary Swank (Amelia)

Tuesday: Garry Shandling (It’s Garry Shandling’s Show), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)

Wednesday: Ewan McGregor (The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Thursday: Willem Dafoe (Antichrist), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock)

Friday: Jason Alexander (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Eugene Levy (Astro Boy)

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

Monday: Elisabeth returns

Tuesday: Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman (Oleanna), Gina and Patrick Neely (Food Network), Dr. Kristi Funk on breast cancer

Wednesday: Glenn Close co-host, Susie Essman, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)

Thursday: Lily Tomlin, Troy Dunn, latest ex from Dancing with the Stars

Friday: Martha Stewart, Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

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

Monday: Serena Williams, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Mark Decascos

Tuesday: Alison Sweeney (Biggest Loser), Victoria Gotti (This Family of Mine), Greg Proops (Head Games)

Wednesday: T. R. Knight (Parade), Freddie Highmore (Astro Boy), Michelle Renee (I Survived…)

Thursday: Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy)

Friday: Paul Shaffer (We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives), Backstreet Boys (This Is Us), Rachel Guzy (Bonnie’s Kindhearted Kid)

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

Monday: Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Dylan Walsh

Tuesday: Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff

Wednesday: Mario Lopez, chef Roberto Martin

Thursday: David Spade, John C. Reilly (Cirque du Freak: the Vampire’s Assistant)

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Nate Takes Over for a  Stay-at-home Mom

Tuesday: Sex as a Deadly Weapon: 5 Victims Speak Out

Wednesday: Oprah on Location: The Happiest People on Earth

Thursday: Ultimate Betrayal: How She Discovered Her Dead Husband’s Mistresses

Friday: Oprah live

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

Monday: Women Who Beat Their Men

Tuesday: Frumpy Families Get Makeovers

Wednesday: New Eating Disorders Explored: Drunkorexia and Pregorexia

Thursday: Tyra Show Singles Mixer

Friday: Rudest, Crudest, Lewdest: On Trail for Their Social Crimes

— Denise Duguay


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