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Talk-show tango June 21-25: Michael Jackson, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Oprah’s couch

In television on 06/20/2010 at 8:44 pm

Got you calendar out? On Thursday, aka Fete St. Jean here in Quebec, Oprah remembers Michael Jackson. If that’s not enough over-the-topedness for you, Oprah has Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on her live show Friday, which makes an even 6,000 publicity appearances to promote their new movie, Knight and Day. He’ll be way too tired to jump on the couch. Maybe Cammy?


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

Monday: Sharon Osbourne, Jillian Michaels, Ozzy Osbourne

Tuesday: Helen Mirren, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Cedric the Entertainer

Wednesday: Bill Cosby, Blair Underwood, Kid ‘N Play, Emiliano Diez

Thursday: 100th episode celebration, Louis C.K.

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

Monday: Salma Hayek Pinault (Grown Ups), Chris “Mad Dog” Russo

Tuesday: Regis Philbin (Daytime Emmys),Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Backatown)

Wednesday: Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Bettye LaVette (Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook)

Thursday: Kevin James (Grown Ups), Thomas Friedman (Hot, Flat and Crowded)

Friday: Jay-Z and Eminem

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

Monday: Maria Bello, William Knoedelseder, Robert David Hall

Tuesday: Valerie Bertinelli,Jerry Ferrara

Wednesday: Julia Ormond, Jose Andres

Thursday: Lisa Kudrow, James Dyson

Friday: Tim Meadows, Jean-Michel Cousteau

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

Monday: Dakota Fanning, Daniel Tosh, Crystal Bowersox

Tuesday: Queen Latifah, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Robert Randolph

Wednesday: Jeremy Piven, Louis C.K., Drake

Thursday: Tom Cruise, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sharon Jones

Friday: Cameron Diaz, Lee DeWyze

Keeping watching this space: The Conan O’Brien Show will debut in November, in Canada on CTV, Monday to Thursday nights at 1 a.m. (after Colbert), and two hours earlier in the U.S., on TBS.

Until then, click this link for his Twitter patter. 140 characters of witty bits from his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Televsion comedy tour and occasional bits of news.

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

Monday: Jada Pinkett Smith, Miranda Cosgrove, Travie McCoy

Tuesday: Salma Hayek Pinault (Grown Ups), Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice), Herbie Hancock

Wednesday: Heidi Klum, Joshua Topolosky (engadget), Macy Gray

Thursday: David Spade (Grown Ups), Beth Stern, Mgmt

Friday: Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Oliver Stone, chef David Chang

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

Monday: repeat

Tuesday: Seth Rogen, John Henson, Dierks Bentley

Wednesday: Jimmy Kimmel’s Twiulight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart special at 10 p.m., with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Wednesday regular time:  Bradley Cooper (The A-Team), Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Tiao Cruz

Thursday:  Chris Rock (Grown Ups), Ashley Greene

Friday: Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Drake

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

Monday: Josh Fox (Gasland)

Tuesday: Cameron Diaz (Knight and Day)

Wednesday: Connie Mariano (The White House Doctor)

Thursday: Adam Sandler and Chris Rock (Grown Ups)

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

Monday: Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore)

Tuesday: Gloria Steinem

Wednesday: Tim Westergren

Thursday: Michael Specter (Denialism)

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

Monday-Friday: repeats while George Stroumboulopoulos is on a road trip, which you can follow on his Twitter account, @strombo

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 (10 p.m. ET, Fridays only, on HBO Canada)

Show’s on hiatus while Bill takes a summer, mid-season break. Must be nice. Counting the days…


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

Monday: John Travolta (From Paris With Love), Sean Kingston, Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Tuesday: Lucy Liu (God of Carnage), Salma Hayek Pinault (Grown Ups), chef Padma Lakshmi

Wednesday: Joy Philbin co-hosts, Tom Cruise (Knight and Day), Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me)

Thursday: Kristin Chenoweth (Promises, Promises), Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Cyndi Lauper and Jonny Lang

Friday: Bernadetter Peters, Cameron Diaz (Knight and Day), Orianthi (Shut Up and Kiss Me)

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

Monday: Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) co-hosts, Jada Pinkett Smith (HawthoRNe)

Tuesday: D.L.Hughley and Thomas Roberts co-host, Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice)

Wednesday: Melissa Etheridge co-hosts, David Spade (Rules of Engagement), Virginia Madsen (Scoundrels), Macy Gray

Thursday: Bryant Gumbel and Hal Sparks co-host, Chris Rock (Grown Ups), Larry Seidlin

Friday: Rachel Harris co-hosts, Jeremy Piven (Entourage)

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

Monday-Friday: repeats for the rest of the summer (series has been cancelled)

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

Monday: Melissa Rycroft, Chris O’Donnell

Tuesday: Kirstie Alley, Matthew Morrison (Glee), Cyndi Lauper

Wednesday: Howie Mandel, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, Nicole Scherzinger

Thursday: Wanda Sykes, Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya, Jason Castro

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Raquel Welch on aging

Tuesday: The Most Talented Girl in the World

Wednesday: The Debt Diet Part 4

Thursday: Oprah Remembers Michael Jackson

Friday: Live with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz (Knight and Day)

— Denise Duguay

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