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Talk-show tango Jan. 4-8

In television on 01/03/2010 at 7:02 pm

Well hello there. Best of the new year to ya. The holiday-season repeats are over. Talk shows are back to work, except for The View and Oprah. Enjoy.


Lopez Tonight (11 p.m. ET on TBS, aka TLN Videotron 250, Bell 700, Shaw 69 and 280)

Monday: Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Lisa Lampanelli, Jay Sean and Birdman

Tuesday: Ted Danson (Bored to Death), Bill Engvall, Orianthi

Wednesday: Jamie Foxx, Marc Anthony

Thursday: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Derek Luke (Trauma), Shakira (She Wolf), Chola Girl

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

Monday: Michael Cera (Youth in Revolt), Jenna Elfman (Accidentally on Purpose), David Gray (Draw the Line)

Tuesday: Amy Adams (Leap Year), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Vampire Weekend (Contra)

Wednesday: Marv Albert, Julian Casablancas (Phrazes for the Young)

Thursday: Nick Jonas and the Administration (Who Am I)

Friday: Teri hatcher (Desperate Housewives), comic Jake Johannsen, The Dodos (Time to Die)

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

Monday: Rosie Perez, Switchfoot

Tuesday: Patrician Heaton (The Middle), Carey Mulligan (Brothers), Yonder Mtn. String Band

Wednesday: Ray Romano (Men of a Certain Age), Nellie McKay

Thursday: Steven Wright, Michelle Monaghan

Friday: Jason Segel, Shiri Appleby

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

Monday: Tim Allen, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Tuesday: Kim Kardashian, Julian Michaels

Wednesday: Hugh Jackman, Katie Couric

Thursday: Denzel Washington (The Book of Eli), Mikey Day

Friday: Brian Williams

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

Monday: Ethan Hawke, Patton Oswalt, Katharine McPhee

Tuesday: Queen Latifah, Chris Pratt, Juston McKinney

Wednesday: Matthew Broderick

Thursday: Jackie Chan, Emily Blunt, Jencarios

Friday: Rob Lowe, Aziz Ansari, OK Go

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

Monday: Bill Hader, Fred Willard, Japandroids

Tuesday: Michael Cera (Youth in Revolt), Ana Gasteyer, Shwayze

Wednesday: Ethan Hawke, Gabby Sidibe (Precious), Clipse

Thursday: Amy Adams (Leap Year), John Oliver, JB Mauney and Kody Lostroh, Jim Meehan

Friday: Matthew Broderick, Ashley Greene, Nick Jonas and the Administration

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

Monday: Steven Seagal (Lawman), Lea Michele (Glee), Eddie Pepitone (R)

Tuesday: David Arquette (The Female of the Species), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), comic Jim Brewer

Wednesday: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Jeremy Renner (the Hurt Locker), Really Doe

Thursday: Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), Michael Strahan (Brothers, NFL Sunday), Puddle of Mudd

Friday: Tobey Maguire (Brothers), James McAvoy (The Last Station), Colbie Caillat

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

Monday: Michael Pollan (Food Rules)

Tuesday: George Lucas (George Lucas’s Blockbusting)

Wednesday: tba

Thursday: Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart)

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

Monday: Erick Erickson (Redstate.com)

Tuesday: Riley Crane (MIT)

Wednesday: Charles Moore (Algalita Marine Research Foundation)

Thursday: James Fowler (Obesity Is Catching)

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

Monday: 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)

New season starts in February


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

Monday: Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Jake Pavelka

Tuesday: Jenna Elfman (Accidentally on Purpose), Sullie Sullenberger

Wednesday: Tim Allen (Crazy on the Outside), Katharine McPhee

Thursday: Amy Adams (Leap year), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)

Friday: Nick Jonas, Zach Braff (Scrubs), Marion Cotillard (Nine)

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

Monday-Friday: (R)

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2 p.m. ET on NBC, 3 p.m. ET on Citytv)

Monday: tba





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

Monday: Christian Slater (The Forgotten), Russell Ferguson (So You Think You Can Dance), Rickie Lee Jones

Tuesday: Helen Mirren (The Last Train), Ke$ha, Emily Bear

Wednesday: Queen Latifah, Richard Simmons

Thursday: Wanda Sykes, Kylie Kim

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Oprah’s Fave New Jeans (R)

Tuesday: Jaycee Comes Home (R)

Wednesday: Hoarders (R)

Thursday: The Happiest People on Earth (R)

Friday: Discovered Her Dead Husband’s Mistress (R)

— Denise Duguay


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