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Talk-show tango March 29-April 2

In television on 04/02/2010 at 3:32 pm

What with Passover (which starts Monday) and Good Friday, there are a few repeats this week, especially on Friday, but all in all, lots of new stuff. But before you check out this week’s guest list (highlights: Raquel Welch on Oprah, Sam “Clash of the Titans” Worthington everywhere), let’s look ahead shall we?

Mythbusters’ Grant Imahara has one more week and a bit before his self-appointed deadline to create a sidekick for Late Late Show’s Craig Ferguson (it’s a robot skeleton sidekick, watch the video). The unveiling will, according to the video, come Monday April 5 (or April 6?, acc to some Twitter patter?; Grant confirmed Friday, April 2 that he’ll be on the show Monday, April 5 to unveil the new sidekick, “Geoff”):

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Snoop Dogg, Annie Wersching, Foreigner

Tuesday: Ludacris, Clark Duke

Wednesday: Omar Epps (House), Wendy Williams, Johnny Sanchez

Thursday: Usher(Raymond vs. Raymond), Ron Artest

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

Monday: Robin Williams (Weapons of Self Destruction), American Idol’s Paige Miles, Usher (Raymond vs. Raymond)

Tuesday: Luke Wilson (Death at a Funeral), Tea Party president Pam Stout, Alan Jackson (Freight Train)

Wednesday: Ricky Gervais (Ricky Gervais Show), turkey callers, the Whigs (In the Dark)

Thursday: Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans), Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic (Mike and Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life), Patty Loveless (Mountain Soul II)

Friday: Nathan Lane (The Addams Family), She and Him (Volume 2)

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

Monday: Joe McHale (Community), Ben McKenzie (Mercy)

Tuesday: Greg Kinnear, Amanada Righetti

Wednesday: Wanda Sykes, Anna Torv (Fringe)

Thursday: Robin Williams (Weapons of Self Destruction), Jonathan Dancy

Friday: John Corbett (United States of Tara), Joss Stone

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

Monday: Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Karl Rove, Joss Stone

Tuesday: Joy Behar, Thomas Hayden Church

Wednesday: Bill Maher, Wayne Vandenlangenberg (Biggest Loser), OneRepublic

Thursday: tba, Justin Beiber

Friday: Dana Carvey, Kim Kardashian, Colbie Caillat (Breakthrough)

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: Jeff Goldblum (Law and Order: Criminal Intent), Jennifer Morrison, Julian Casablancas

Tuesday: Edward Norton(Leaves of Grass), Chuck Liddell, comic Moshe Kasher

Wednesday: Tyler Perry (Why Did I Get Married Too), Rosemarie DeWitt, Drive-by Truckers

Thursday: Ricky Gervais (Ricky Gervais Show), Mary-Lynn Rajskub (24), Easton Corbin

Friday: Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans), Josh Topolsky, Liquid Liquid

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

Monday: Elizabeth Mitchell (V and Lost), Liam Hemsworth, comic Kevin Nealon

Tuesday: Miley Cyrus, Dancing with the Stars exes, Erykah Badu

Wednesday: Tom Arnold, Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Matisyahu

Thursday: Carey Mulligan (the Greatest), OK GO

Friday: repeat tba

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

Monday: Ben Stiller (Greenberg)

Tuesday: Robin Williams (Weapons of Self Destruction)

Wednesday: Roxana Saberi (Between Two Worlds)

Thursday: Edward Norton (Leaves of Grass)

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

Monday: Dem. senator Claire McCaskill

Tuesday: Simon Johnson

Wednesday: Craig Mullaney

Thursday: Judith Shulevitz

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

Monday: Liam Hemsworth, Suzanne Somers, Lyle Lovett

Tuesday: Ashley McIvor, Caroline Rhea

Wednesday: Christopher Knight, Michael Ignatieff, Mel brooks

Thursday: Michelle Forbes, Peter Nowak

Friday: Juliette Lewis, Peters Sarsgaard, Michael Moore

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: repeat (but heads up for next Friday: Bill goes one on one with actor/comic Chris Rock, foodie Alice Waters and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong)

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Kara DioGuardi co-hosts, Kelsey Grammer (La Cage aux Folles)

Tuesday: Daughtry (Leave This Town), Jeff Goldblum (Law and Order: Criminal Intent), Joy Philbin

Wednesday: Tyler Perry (Why Did I Get Married Too), Cat Deeley, Barenaked Ladies

Thursday: Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars), Janet Jackson, Dancing with the Stars

Friday: repeat

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

Monday: Bernadette Peters (R)

Tuesday: Ricky Gervais (Ricky Gervais Show), cast of Jersey Shore (R)

Wednesday: ocotomom Nadya Suleman, Danielle Steel (Big Girl) (R)

Thursday: Greg Kinnear (The Last Song), Justin Bieber (R)

Friday: Catherine Zeta-Jones (A Little Night Music) (R)

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

Monday: Scott Wolf (V), Kevin Federline

Tuesday: Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, V)

Wednesday: Thomas Hayden Church

Thursday: Michael Strahan

Friday: Zachary Levi (Chuck)

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

Monday: Kellie Pickler, Sade

Tuesday: Bradley Cooper, Emily Blunt (R)

Wednesday: Miley Cyrus, John Corbett (United States of Tara)

Thursday: Sharon Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Usher, Paige Miles

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Raquel Welch on Aging Brilliantly

Tuesday: Celine Dion’s Showstopping Surprise (R)

Wednesday: Rosie O’Donnell: Life After the Breakup and Her New Love (R)

Thursday: Undercover Boss (R)

Friday: Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry

— Denise Duguay

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