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Talk-show tango Oct. 25-29: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s rally to restore … something

In television on 10/24/2010 at 9:17 pm

It’s only days until Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hold their joint rally in Washington on Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m., and you know what that means.

Uh, wait. Maybe you don’t know what that means. And you wouldn’t be alone. The Washington Post is here to help with a very sharp piece that observes that no one seems to know 100 per cent what will happen Saturday at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (the new straddling-the-fence title of the merged Stewart-Colbert rallies). Stewart’s efforts will skewer extremist political rallies and Colbert will trot his rightwing wingnut persona to the faux right, but just how many stars will turn out? And will some heavyweight liberal Democrats turn up to try to make it an anti-Tea Party thumping? Well, we’ll just see now, won’t we?

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Bryce Dallas Howard, Criss Angel, Cain Velasquez

Tuesday: Bill Maher, Lauren Conrad, Taio Cruz

Wednesday: Jon Cryer, Patti Stanger, Sean Kingston

Thursday: Jenny McCarthey, Eric Balfour, All Star Weekend

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

Monday: Charles Barkley, Gary Dell’Abate (They Call Me Baba Booey), Kings of Leon (Come Around Sundown)

Tuesday: Taylor Swift (Speak Now), Seth Meyers (SNL)

Wednesday: Dana Carvey

Thursday: Will Ferrell (Megamind), Kid Cudi (Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager), Slash

Friday: Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future DVD), Shaun White

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

Monday: Condoleeza Rice, Joe Theismann

Tuesday: Danny DeVito, Brie Larson

Wednesday: Marg Helgenberger

Thursday: Michael Caine

Friday: Jason Segel, Allison Brie, Adam Hills

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

Monday: Matt Lauer, Martha Stewart, Lauren Pritchard

Tuesday: Robert Downey Jr., Paula Deen, Jamey Johnson

Wednesday: Robin Williams, Judd Apatow, Kylie Minogue

Thursday: Denzel Washington, Reed Timmer (Storm Chaser), Corinne Bailey Rae

Friday: Rainn Wilson, Margaret Sparkman (Gourd Lady), Jimmy Eat World

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: Molly Shannon, Paul Scheer

Tuesday: Joan Rivers, Juliette Lewis

Wednesday: Alan Cumming, Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods)

Thursday: Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson

Friday: Laura Linney, Josh Charles

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

Monday: Mehmet Oz (The Dr. Oz Show), comic Mike Birbiglia ( Sleepwalk with Me),

Tuesday: John Stamos (Glee), latest exes of Dancing with the Stars, Donavon

Wednesday: William Shatner ($#! My Dad Says), Hilary Duff (Elixir), A Perfect Circle

Thursday: Mandy Moore (Grey’s Anatomy and Tangled), John Quinones) Primetime)

Friday: tba

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

Monday: chair of the president’s counil of economic advisers Austan Goolsbee

Tuesday:  Senator Ted Kaufman

Wednesday: president Barack Obama

Thursday: tba

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

Monday: MIT Media Lab founder and director Nicholas Negroponte

Tuesday: Gary Wills (Outside Looking In)

Wednesday: Apolo Anton Ohno (Zero Regrets)

Thursday: Maira Kalman (And the Pursuit of Happiness)

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

Monday: Jeremy Hotz

Tuesday: Russell Peters

Wednesday: Robert Herjavec (Dragon’s Den)

Thursday: John Leguizamo

Friday: John Waters

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)

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DAYTIME

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

Monday: Michael Caine, Ed Westwcik

Tuesday: Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives)

Wednesday: Taylor Swift

Thursday: Seal, Jimmy Smits

Friday: Will Ferrell (Megamind)

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

Monday: Janet Jackson and Loretta Devine (For Colored Girls)

Tuesday: Jane Seymour, Tracy Anderson, Shepard Smith

Wednesday: Joan Rivers, Thandie Newton and Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girl)

Thursday: Donald Trump (Celebrity Apprentice), Kerry Washington, Kimberly Elise, latest exes of Dancing with the Stars

Friday: Halloween special

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

Monday: Hilary Duff, Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani (Dancing with the Stars)

Tuesday: Greyson Chance, Diane Sawyer, Bethenny Frankel

Wednesday: David Beckham, Sara Bareilles

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: The Worst Days of Their Lives and the Miraculous Twist of Fate

Tuesday: America’s Worst Cooks Get Rescued by Jessica Seinfeld

Wednesday: Legendary Icon Jane Fonda – Her Life, New Love and Working Out

Thursday: For the First Time in 45 Years – the Sound of Music Cast Reunites

Friday: Oprah and Gayle’s Big Yosemite Camping Adventure Part 1

— Denise Duguay

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