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Talk-show tango Sept. 27-Oct. 1

In television on 09/26/2010 at 9:44 pm

Quick. We better say this now while we can. The movie about Facebook, The Social Network, opens Friday. But given Facebook’s luck lately, it’s possible not just the site but any reference to it will cause massive outages. No? Good. Then you can catch the massive east-coast promotion for the film.


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

Monday: LL Cool J, Kelly Osbourne, Santana with Nas

Tuesday: Minka Kelly

Wednesday: Magic Johnson, Sara Ramirez, Far East Movement

Thursday: Felicity Huffman, Seal

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

Monday: Katherine Heigl (Life As We Know It), Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0), Runner, Runner

Tuesday: Jon Stewart (The Book), N.E.R.D.

Wednesday: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

Thursday: Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods), Janet Elder (Huck), Tired Pony (The Place We Ran From)

Friday: Blake Lively (The Town), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Drake (You Can Thank Me Later)

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

Monday: Sela Ward (CSI: NY), Guillermo del Toro

Tuesday: David Boreanaz (Bones), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)

Wednesday: Blake Shelton

Thursday: Edward Norton, Odette Yustman

Friday: Carey Mulligan (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Marc Maron

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

Monday: Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Rob Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice), Zac Brown Band

Tuesday: Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Mindy Kaling, Train

Wednesday: Julie Scardina, Diane Lane, Seal

Thursday: Morgan Freeman, Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Rodrigo y Gabriela

Friday: Meredith Viera, Seth Macfarlane, Kenny Chesney

Keeping watching this space: Conan O’Brien’s new show, called Conan will debut on Nov. 8, 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: Susan Sarandon (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Andrew Garfield, The Temper Trap

Tuesday: Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Joanna Garcia (Better With You), Teenage Fanclub

Wednesday: Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), Belle & Sebastian

Thursday: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Joshua Topolsky, The Vaselines

Friday: Helen Mirren (Red), Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Anthony Jeselnik

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

Monday: Sigourney Weaver (You Again), Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Randy Hauser

Tuesday: Dane Cook, Dancing with the Stars exes, Maroon 5

Wednesday: Joel McHale (Community), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), Sharon Jones and the Dap-KIngs

Thursday: Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives), David Cross (Running Wilde), The Avett Brothers

Friday: Ben Affleck (The Town), Maura Tierney (The Whole Truth), Usher

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

Monday: Bill O’Reilly (Pinheads and Patriots)

Tuesday: Arianna Huffington (Third World America)

Wednesday: Linda Polman (The Crisis Caravan)

Thursday: Justin Timberlake (The Social Network)

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

Monday: Ken Burns (Baseball: The Tenth Inning)

Tuesday: NYT columnist Ross Douthat

Wednesday: Steve Rattner (Overhaul)

Thursday: Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (11 p.m. ET, CBC)

Monday: Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

Tuesday: Billy Connolly

Wednesday: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Jack Goes Boating)

Thursday: Davis Guggenheim

Friday: Gene Simmons

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)

New episode


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

Monday: Katherine Heigl (Life as We Know It), Victoria Justice (The Boy Who Cried Werewolf)

Tuesday: Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family), Michael C. Hall (Dexter)

Wednesday: Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives)

Thursday: Kyle Maclachlan (Desperate Housewives, Mao’s Last Dancer), Jason Derulo

Friday: Michael Strahan, Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters)

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

Monday: Adrian Grenier (Entourage)

Tuesday: David Hyde Pierce, John Legend

Wednesday: Nicole Richie, Marlo Thomas

Thursday: Suze Orman, Dancing with the Stars exes

Friday: Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Guliana Rancic

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

Monday: LL Cool J (NCIS Los Angeles), Maura Tierney (The Whole Truth)

Tuesday: John Stamos, The Bachelor, Vampire Weekend

Wednesday: Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Rashida Jones, Zac Brown Band

Thursday: Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises), Pete Yorn

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Tony Danza

Tuesday: Jenny McCarthy

Wednesday: cast of Modern Family and “Mom who fathered her own children”

Thursday: Cybill Shepherd, Linda Evans, Teri Hatcher

Friday: J.K. Rowling

— Denise Duguay


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