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Talk-show tango Aug. 16-20: Get past the repeats. Some hosts are showing up for work

In television on 08/16/2010 at 9:28 am

More than half the slate this week is repeats. Hosts actually showing up for work are: George Lopez, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Regis and Kelly. God bless yous all.


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

Monday: Jason Statham (The Expendables), Aubrey Plaza, Wolfmother

Tuesday: Dylan McDermott, Kat Von D, Meat Loaf 

Wednesday: Bow Wow, Lisa Edelstein (House), Twitch 

Thursday: Michelle Rodriguez, Ted Nugent 

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

Monday: Steve Carell (Dinner for Schmucks), Selena Gomez (Ramona and Beezus), Sheryl Crow (100 Miles from Memphis) (R)

Tuesday: Paul Rudd (Dinner fo rSchmucks), comic Bill Burr, Interpol (R)

Wednesday: Nicolas Cage (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), Steel Train (R)

Thursday: Bill Murray (Get Low), Alejandro Escovedo (Street Songs of Love) (R)

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

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

Monday: Helena Bonham Carter (R)

Tuesday: Don Cheadle (R)

Wednesday: Emma Thompson (R)

Thursday: Lauren Graham, Simon Helberg (R)

Friday: Quentin Tarantino, Mumford & Sons (R)

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

Monday: Jason Segel, Jenni “J-Wow” Farley, Enrique Iglesias (R)

Tuesday: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Schwartzman, Christina Perri (R)

Wednesday: Don Rickles, Dwayne Wade, KISS (R)

Thursday: Gordon Ramsey, Sofia Vergara, K’Naan (R)

Friday: Wanda Sykes, Jack Rebney and Ben Steinbauer, 30H!3 (R)

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: tba





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

Monday: Hayden Christensen (Takers), Criss Angel (Mindfreak and BeLIEve), Ozzy Osbourne (R)

Tuesday: Justin Long (Going the Distance), Juliette Lewis (The Switch), Five Finger Death Punch (R)

Wednesday: Jerry O’Connell (Piranha 3D), Carla Gugino (Entourage), T.I. (R)

Thursday: Sharon Osbourne, Hey Monday (R)

Friday: tba

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

Monday: Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee Returns)

Tuesday: Dick Armey (Give Us Liberty)

Wednesday: Edward Kohn (Hot Time in the Old Town)

Thursday: Jennifer Aniston (The Switch)

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

Monday: former national security adviser Richard Clarke, John Fetterman

Tuesday: Barry Levine (National Enquirer)

Wednesday: Thomas French (Zoo Story)

Thursday: Jon Krakauer (Where Men Win Glory)

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: Jonah Hill (Get Him to the Greek), Jane Lynch, Sarah McLachlan (R)

Tuesday: Shannon Murphy (Mojo in the Morning), Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee Returns), Joey Lawrence, So You Think You Can Dance winner

Wednesday: Jayde Donovan (Johnny and Jayde Morning Show), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Nanny McPhee Returns), Yo Gabba Gabba

Thursday: Kristin Cruz (The Morning Show), Jennifer Aniston (The Switch), Jordin Sparks (In the Heighs), Kyle Maclachlan

Friday: Jenn Hobby (The Bert Show), Hayden Christensen (Takers), Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa and Joe), Firehouse cook-off

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

Monday: Helen Philips and Micahel Ventrella (The Biggest Loser) (R)

Tuesday: James Marsden, Patricia Clarkson, comic Alec Mapa (R)

Wednesday: Ali Wentworth, Martha Stewart, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) (R)

Thursday: Donald and  Melania Trump, Craig Robinson (The Office), comic Tom Papa (R)

Friday: Bethenny Frankel, Christina Baranski (The Good Wife), Bryan Batt (Mad Men), La Roux (R)

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: Jack Hanna, Felicity Huffman, Roger Daltry (R)

Tuesday: David Spade, Annabelle Held, John C. Reilly, Mika (R)

Wednesday: Dakota Fanning, Sean Combs (R)

Thursday: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ali Fedotowsky, Natasha Bedingfield (R)

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Lisa Ling on modern-day geishas and a nunnery (R)

Tuesday: Rielle Hunter (R)

Wednesday: Rhodes Scholar, A Convicted Murderer: The Ultimate Twist of Fate (R)

Thursday: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Betty White, Tracy Morgan (R)

Friday: Intervention: The Man Eating Himself to Death (R)

— Denise Duguay


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