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Talk-show tango Oct. 18-22: The Talk starts talking, Conan O’Brien starts sketching

In television on 10/17/2010 at 9:45 pm

Big, big week. Like, two-part-intro type of week.

1. The Talk premieres today at 2 p.m. Which is easy to describe. It’s The View, but without Elizabeth! Oh, I kid. The Talk starts today and it’s a bunch of women who will all talk at the same time. The hosts are: Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

2. So, three weeks to go before Conan O’Brien launches his new show for TBS, shot in Burbank, CA and starting Nov. 8. He’s already begun taping comedy bits and, perhaps, rubbing his hands and laughing maniacally. At least he might be, according to this Wall Street Journal story that says the Tonight Show, which O’Brien lost when Jay Leno decided he wanted the show back, has lost a good deal of its youth viewership. Prime audience pickings for O’Brien. The two will not go head to head — Conan airs at 11 p.m. and Leno’s Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. — but it will be painted as a battle royale. Pass it on, wouldya?

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Jim Belushi (The Defenders), Shakira, Neon Trees

Tuesday: Johnny Knoxville and the cast of  Jackass 3D, Whitney Cummings

Wednesday: Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives), John Legend

Thursday: Jeff Foxworthy, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Chris Webber

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

Monday: Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Snooki (Jersey Shore), Maroon 5 (Hands All Over) (R)

Tuesday: Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass 3D) (R)

Wednesday: Jack Hanna, Jamey Johnson (Guitar Song) (R)

Thursday: Jon Stewart (Daily Show, Earth: The Book), N.E.R.D. (Nothing) (R)

Friday: Joaquin Phoenix (I’m Still Here), Tom Jones (Praise and Blame) (R)

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

Monday: Kristen Bell, Sarah McLachlan (R)

Tuesday: Don Johnson, Laura Lippman (R)

Wednesday: Philip Seymour Hoffman (R)

Thursday: comic Don Rickles, Ellie Kemper (R)

Friday: cast of The Big Bang Theory (R)

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

Monday: Ben Affleck (The Town), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Weezer (R)

Tuesday: Katie Couric, Kurt Warner, David Gray (R)

Wednesday: Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), Jane Lynch (Glee), OK Go (R)

Thursday: Ryan Reynolds (Buried), Betty White, Tommy Lee’s Methods of Madness (R)

Friday: Jamie Lee Curtis, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (Jersey Shore), Trace

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: Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone)

Tuesday: Tina Fey (30 Rock), Colin Hanks

Wednesday: Kristin Chenoweth, Grover

Thursday: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Amy Ryan

Friday: Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), JoAnna Garcia (Better With You)

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

Monday: Teri Hatcher, Aasif Mandvi, MGMT

Tuesday: Heidi Klum, Mumford and Sons

Wednesday: Jenny McCarthey, Ron Artest, Die Antwoord

Thursday: Clint Eastwood, Rod Stewart

Friday: tba

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

Monday-Thursday: repeats to prepare for his week of shows in Washington, leading up to the Oct. 30″Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (formerly known as Rally to Restore Sanity)

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

Monday-Thursday: repeats to prepare for his week of shows in Washington, leading up to the Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” (formerly known as March to Keep Fear Alive)

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

Monday: Tom Green

Tuesday: Juliette Lewis

Wednesday: Clint Eastwood

Thursday: Jeremy Hotz

Friday: Mike McGowarn

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)

Friday: Rob Reiner, Jake Tapper, Nicolle Wallace, Wasilla mayoral candidate Levi Johnston

DAYTIME

The Talk (2 p.m. ET, CBS)

Monday: Christie Brinkley

Tuesday: Jennifer Lopez

Wednesday: Melissa Rycroft

Thursday: Chandra Wilson

Friday: Jamie Lee Curtis

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

Monday: Snooki, JWoww

Tuesday: Jesse McCartney, Kristen Stewart

Wednesday: Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Plain White Ts

Thursday: Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Dierks Bentley

Friday: Shaun White, Cynthia Nixon

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

Monday: Levi Johnston

Tuesday: Maria Shriver, Stephen Colbert, Arianna Huffington

Wednesday: U.S Secretary of Homeland Security, Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Rod Stewart, Tracy Anderson

Thursday: Patricia Heaton, Elton John, Leon Russell, T. Bone Burnett, latest exes of Dancing with the Stars

Friday: Presidential adviser Elizabeth Warren, Tyler Perry (For Colored Girls), Isaac Mizrahi, Dr. Steven Lamm

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

Monday: Russell Brand, Jesse Eisenberg, Kyle Massey and Lacy Schwimmer

Tuesday: Chris O’Donnell (CNIS: Los Angeles), Ashley Tisdale

Wednesday: Jeff Foxworthy, Shealeigh Voitl

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Exclusive: The 16-Year-Old Boy Who Killed His MOlester

Tuesday: Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, Debby Boone: What Happened to the Next Big Thing?

Wednesday: Tyler Perry

Thursday: Lisa Marie Presley Speaks Out About the Death of Ex-Husband Michael Jackson

Friday: tba

— Denise Duguay

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