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Talk-show tango March 22-26

In television on 03/22/2010 at 9:13 am

Is Tuesday Montreal day on the talk shows or what? I know, local boosterism gets tired really quickly, but get over it. Be brave. Root for the home team. You think this happens all the time? Montreal band Besnard Lakes performs Tuesday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, promoting their new album The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night and Jay Baruchel is Tuesday’s guest on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, promoting How to Train Your Dragon and She’s Out of My League. And here’s the rest of the week’s talk-show offerings:


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

Monday: Dakota Fanning (The Runaways), Gene Simmons, Boys Like Girls

Tuesday: David Arquette, Chris Jericho, Trey Songz

Wednesday: Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives), Sinbad, Eric Andre

Thursday: Johnny Weir, Chad Ochocinco, Rodrigo y Gabriela

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

Monday: Greg Kinner (The Last Song), American Idol’s latest ex, Michael Buble

Tuesday: Ben Stiller (Greenberg), Jamie Oliver (Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution), Justin Bieber (My World 2.0)

Wednesday: Tina Fey (Date Night), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Greatest Hits)

Thursday: Jessica Biel, Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), Josh Turner (Haywire) (R)

Friday: Scarlett Johannson, Keith Olbermann (Countdown), Daniel Merriweather (Love & War) (R)

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

Monday: John Cusack (Hot Tub Time Machine), Wolfgang Puck

Tuesday: Jay Baruchel (How to Train Your Dragon), Regis Philbin

Wednesday: Jonah Hill (How to Train Your Dragon), Emily Procter (CSI Miami), Mishka

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

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

Monday: Charles Barkley, Johnny Weir, kd lang

Tuesday: Gerard Butler (Bounty Hunter, How to Train Your Dragon), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Rodrigo y Gabriela

Wednesday: Ed Helms

Thursday: Miley Cyrus (The Last Song), Tom Papa (The Marriage Ref)

Friday: Craig T. Nelson (Parenthood), Rumer Willis, Ludacris

Watch this space for future show hosted by Conan O’Brien

Click the link for his new Twitter account. 140 characters. It’ll do until September when O’Brien can star in his next talk show.

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

Monday: Alicia Silverstone, Mark Valley (Human Target), Rogue Wave

Tuesday: John Cena, Besnard Lakes

Wednesday: Ben Stiller (Greenberg), Liam Gallagher, The Clientele

Thursday: Liev Schreiber, Rob Corddry, Robert Randolph and Sacred Steel

Friday: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Morgan Murphy

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

Monday: Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance), Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), The All-American Rejects

Tuesday: Scott Wolfe (V), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Neon Trees

Wednesday: Gerard Butler (Bounty Hunter, How to Train Your Dragon), Gabrielle Union (FlashForward), Jamie Cullum

Thursday: Pierce Brosnan (The Greatest), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Office)

Friday: tba

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: Lawrence Cannon, Joe Hill

Tuesday: Jon Montgomery, Atom Egoyan

Wednesday: Dan Hill, Julian Sher

Thursday: Don Cherry, Christopher Knight

Friday: Atom Egoyan, Robin Thicke, Chubby Checker

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)



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

Monday: Taylor Lautner (Twilight: New Moon), Carrie Underwood, Capt. Sully Sullenberger (R)

Tuesday: Mark Harmon (NCIS), Le Reve, David Cook (R)

Wednesday: Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Carrot Top (R)

Thursday: Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds), Cirque du Soleil (R)

Friday: Neil Patrick Harris (R)

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

Monday: Miley Cyrus (The Last Song), Justin Bieber

Tuesday: Greg Kinnear (The Last Song), Justin Bieber

Wednesday: comic Richard Lewis; Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer and Charlie McDermott (all from The Middle)

Thursday: Dame Edna co-hosts, Michael Feinstein and Jennifer Love Hewitt guest

Friday: Ben Stiller and Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Paula Dean

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

Monday: Niecy Nash, Stana Katic (Castle), Amy Schumer

Tuesday: Guy Fieri (A Minute to Win It), Bindi Irwin, Crispin Glover

Wednesday: Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Tyler Labine (Sons of Tucson)

Thursday: Jillian Michaels, Matt Lucas, James Lipton

Friday: Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine), Erin Andrews, Dave Zinczenko

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

Monday: Pierce Brosnan (The Greatest), Betty White, Melanie Fiona

Tuesday: Kristin Chenoweth, The Bird and the Bee

Wednesday: Gerard Butler (Bounty Hunter, How to Train Your Dragon), Diane Birch, Sonya Fitzpatrick

Thursday: Jackie Chan, Anna Kendrick

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Ultimate Betrayal: How She Discovered her Dead Husband’s Mistresses

Tuesday: This Show Could Save Your Life: America’s New Deadly Obsession

Wednesday: Nate Takes Over for a Stay-at-Home Mom

Thursday: Why Millions of Women Are Using Porn and Erotic: Lisa Ling Reports

Friday: American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest and Super Chef Jamie Oliver Team Up

— Denise Duguay


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