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Talk-show tango Feb. 1-5

In television on 02/01/2010 at 8:40 am

This is just cynical of me I’m sure, but is Jimmy Fallon’s visit to The Jay Leno Show an effort by NBC to revisit some of the fireworks that caused their talk shows’ ratings to spike a couple of weeks back? If you’ll recall and if you stay up that late, Fallon missed no opportunity to show his support for — well I call him Coco, but you might know him as former NBC Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien. Fallon didn’t attack NBC as Letterman did, but still. We’ll see.


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

Monday: Giovanni Ribisi, Jessica Capshaw, Iyaz

Tuesday: Jon Heder, Russell Peters

Wednesday: Billy Zane, Brandon T. Jackson, Fabolous

Thursday: Christian Slater, Alessandra Torresani, Matt Morris

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

Monday: Bruce Willis (Cop Out), Ne-Yo

Tuesday: John Travolta (From Paris With Love), snowboarder Shaun White, Ben Harper and the Relentless7 (White Lies for Dark Times)

Wednesday: Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Nneka (Concrete Jungle)

Thursday: Jamie Foxx (Valentine’s Day), Amanda Seyfried (Dear John), Robin Thicke (Sex Therapy)

Friday: Jack Hanna and animals, comic Joe Wong, The Swell Season (Strict Joy)

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

Monday: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), They Might Be Giants (R)

Tuesday: Rosie Perez, Switchfoot (R)

Wednesday: Jason Segel (R)

Thursday: Chris Kattan, Tina Brown

Friday: Claire Danes, Jill Scott

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

Monday: Jessica Alba

Tuesday: tba

Wednesday: Jessica Biel, Jimmy Fallon

Thursday: Wanda Sykes, Evan Lysacek

Friday: Bill Maher, Gretchen Bleiler

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

Monday-Friday: repeats

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

Monday: Rosario Dawson, Tony Siragusa, New Kids on the Block

Tuesday: Meredith Vieira, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Wednesday: Jessica Alba, Josh Topolosky, Harper simon

Thursday: Channing Tatum, Aubrey Plaza, Hot Chip

Friday: Brian Williams, Amanda Seyfried, comic Sean Patton

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

Monday: Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Katharine McPhee, Caite Upton (R)

Tuesday: Damon Lindelhof and Carlton Cruise (Lost), Lady Antebellum

Wednesday: Dr. Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil), Nick Jonas, comic Demetri Martin

Thursday: Eric Dane (Valentine’s Day and Grey’s Anatomy), Kourtney Kardashian, The Bravery

Friday: Ozzy Osbourne (I Am Ozzy), Barry Manilow

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

Monday: Austan Goolsbee, chief economist

Tuesday: NBC News’ Brian Williams

Wednesday: Atul Gawande (The Checklist Manifesto)

Thursday: tba

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

Monday: Harold Ford Jr.

Tuesday: Eliot Spitzer

Wednesday: John Durant

Thursday: Henry Louis Gates

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

Monday: Harrison Ford, Terry Gilliam, Hulk Hogan

Tuesday: Paul Teutul Sr., Oscar talk

Wednesday: Ken Taylor, Gerry Dee

Thursday: Kevin Smith

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)

New season starts Feb. 19


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

Monday: Jonathan Rhys Meyers (From Paris With Love)

Tuesday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty)

Wednesday: Jessica Alba (Valentine’s Day), Channing Tatum (Dear John)

Thursday: John Travolta (From Paris With Love)

Friday: Robin Thicke, Pierce Brosnan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)

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

Monday: Mario Cantone on the Grammys, Gayle Haggard

Tuesday: Ashton Kutcher (Valentine’s Day), Ty Burrell (Modern Famiy), Melissa Rivers

Wednesday: Gaboury Sidibe (Precious), Andrew Young (The Politician), John Edwards

Thursday: Meghan McCain (My Dad John McCain), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program)

Friday: Jamie Foxx (Valentine’s Day), Amanda Seyfried (Dear John), Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy)

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

Monday: Elizabeth Gilbert, Jane Kaczmarek, Kristin Cavallari

Tuesday: David Arquette (The Female of the Species)

Wednesday: Elisha Cuthbert (24), Sterling Knight, George Wallace

Thursday: tba

Friday: Lily Tomlin

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

Monday: Rihanna

Tuesday: LL Cool J (NCIS Los Angeles), Jessica Capshaw, Bubba Watson

Wednesday: Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy)

Thursday: Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Shaun White, Anthony Gatto


Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Undercover Boss

Tuesday: The Children of Elizabeth Smart’s Kidnapper Speak Out

Wednesday: Stars of Reality TV — Fantasia’s Comeback and Ruby’s Revelations

Thursday: America’s Silent Killer — Oprah and Dr. Oz Want to Save Your Life

Friday: Oprah Live

— Denise Duguay


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