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Talk-show tango Feb. 15-19: Olympics week 1

In television on 02/14/2010 at 8:54 pm

Conan O’Brien, even in repeats, is gone (for now) and Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon (oh, and I guess Carson Daly, too) are swept aside for NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage, which runs through Feb. 28. Go Team Canada and all, but if you want a wee break, there are fresh offerings from Letterman, Ferguson, Kimmel et al, plus Bill Maher is back and he’s crankier than ever! Wondering if he’s still in love, love, love with Obama? Oh, but love can stand a little ribbing, no?


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

Monday: Brendan Fraser, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Odom

Tuesday: Charles Barkley, Carrie Ann Inaba, Justin Halpern

Wednesday: Snoop Dogg, Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones)

Thursday: Jennifer Lopez, Amber Valletta, Mark Valley, Christian Lander

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

Monday: Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Cop Out), Daytona 500 winner, Fanfarlo

Tuesday: Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Mary J. Blige

Wednesday: Ewan McGregor (Ghost Writer), comic Abby Elliott, Mumford and Sons

Thursday: Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Merriweather

Friday: Nicole Richie, comic Tom Papa

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

Monday: Colin Firth (A Single Man), Amanda Righetti (The Mentalist)

Tuesday: comic Matt Lucas

Wednesday: Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland), comic Sinbad

Thursday: Jimmie Johnson

Friday: Jennifer Tilly, Peter Sagal

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

Monday-Friday: pre-empted for Olympics

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m. ET on NBC)
Monday-Friday: pre-empted for Olympics

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

Monday: Patrick Dempsey (Valentine’s Day and Grey’s Anatomy), Lake Bell (How to Make It In America), comic Greg Giraldo (R)

Tuesday: Michael Emerson (Lost), Camila Alves (Shear Genius), Sade

Wednesday: Tracy Morgan (Cop Out), Brad Paisley

Thursday: Freddie Prinze Jr. (24), race car driver Danica Patrick, Robin Thicke

Friday: Lauren Conrad (Sweet Little Lies), Wale

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)






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)

Guest tba.


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

Monday: Reggie Bush, Taye Diggs (Private Practice), Corbin Bleu (In the Heights)

Tuesday: Nicole Richie, Daytona 500 winner

Wednesday: Michelle Williams (Shutter Island), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Thursday: Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Jewel

Friday: Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer)

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

Monday: Madison de la Garza (Desperate Housewives), Orianthi

Tuesday: Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy)

Wednesday: Victoria Beckham co-hosts, James Cameron (Avatar), Carey Mulligan (An Education)

Thursday: John Lithgow (Mr. and Mrs. Fitch), E.D. Hill

Friday: Bernadette Peters and dog Sherri at Westminster Dog Show

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

Monday: Molly Ringwald, Dr. Travis Stork, Dave Salmoni

Tuesday: Dr. Drew Pinsky

Wednesday: Betty White

Thursday: James Denton (Desperate Housewives)

Friday: Jillian Michaels

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

Monday: Eric Dane, Rihanna

Tuesday: Kellie Pickler, Sade

Wednesday: Tracy Morgan (Cop Out), race car driver Danica Patrick

Thursday: Kate Walsh (Private Practice)

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: A Special Report on Women Who Molest

Tuesday: Makeunders: How’d You Get That Way?

Wednesday: John Wayne Gacy’s Sister and Mass Murderer Jim Jones’ Son Speak Out

Thursday: tba

Friday: Live

— Denise Duguay


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