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Talk-show tango Nov. 1-5: Sneak peek at Conan

In animated on 11/01/2010 at 6:37 am

Updated: Only one week to go before the Nov. 8 debut of Conan (11 p.m. ET on Comedy Network, 1 a.m. on CTV), the new Conan O’Brien show, but Monday (Nov. 1) night, starting at 11 p.m. ET, O’Brien hosted Show Zero, a one-night, online-only preview of Conan. I thought it was going to be a lot longer, but it was a brisk five minutes (that’s it just below). Brisk but reassuring for Conan O’Brien fans: just as dead pan absurdist as ever. Welcome back! Guests were … well for pity sake, just watch it. Are you that busy that you can’t lend O’Brien five minutes?

For more on the show, go to TeamCoco.com.

Next week, guests will include /Seth Rogan, Jack White, Soundgarden and 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer. And now to our regular listings:

* Note: After initially announcing Conan would air Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m., Comedy Network announced Nov. 1 it has juggled their late-night comedy schedule: Now it’s Daily Show at 11 p.m. ET, Colbert Report at 11:30 p.m. ET and Conan at midnight ET.

And now to our regular listings:


Lopez Tonight (11 p.m. ET on TLN Videotron 250, Bell 700, Shaw 69 and 280) NOTE: When Conan launches on Nov. 8 on TBS in the U.S., which is also Lopez tonight’s host network, Lopez Tonight will move to a midnight start time.

Monday: Kathy Griffin, Simon Helberg, OneRepublic

Tuesday: Mariah Carey, Judah Friedlander, Jon Lajoie

Wednesday: William Shatner, Atticus Shaffer, Soulja Boy

Thursday: Andy Richter (Conan), Bret Michaels, Good Charlotte

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

Monday: Robert Downey Jr. (Due Date), Elvis Costello (National Ransom)

Tuesday: Sean “Diddy” Combs (Last Train to Paris), Emma Stone, Ryan Howard

Wednesday: Tina Fey (Megamind), Brad Paisley (Hits Alive and Live on Letterman webcast)

Thursday: Steve Martin, Emily Deschanel (Bones), Steve Marting and the Punch Brothers

Friday: Tracy Morgan, comic Mike E. Winfield, The Secret Sisters (The Secret Sisters)

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

Monday: Tyler Perry (For Colored Girls), Sophia Bush

Tuesday: comic Lewis Black, Bettye LaVette

Wednesday: Dr. Dog

Thursday: Dick Van Dyke, Kerry Washington (For Colored Girls)

Friday: Cornel West

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

Monday: Janet Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Duffy

Tuesday: (preempted)

Wednesday: James Franco, Meghan McCain, Far East Movement

Thursday: Anne Hathaway, Aaron Neville

Friday: Terry Bradshaw, Jennifer Grey, Jason Aldean

Conan (midnight ET* on Comedy Network, 1 a.m. on CTV)
Only one week to go before the Nov. 8 debut!

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

Monday: Jonah Hill, Russell Simmons

Tuesday: Will Arnett, Jason Ritter

Wednesday: tba

Thursday: Zach Galifianakis (Due Date), Danny Boyle

Friday: Dr. Phil

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

Monday: Will Ferrell (Megamind), professional boxer Manny Pacquiao, Good Charlotte

Tuesday: Thandie Newton, the latest exes of Dancing With the Stars

Wednesday: Danny McBride, Huey Lewis

Thursday: Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), Paul Weller

Friday: Clint Eastwood, Rod Stewart

Daily Show with Jon Stewart (10 p.m. Comedy Network, midnight ET, CTV)

Monday: Zach Galifianakis (Due Date)

Tuesday: Michael Beschloss (live coverage of the U.S. mid-term election)

Wednesday: Chris Wallace (Fox News Sunday)

Thursday: David Sedaris (Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary)

The Colbert Report (10:30 p.m. Comedy Network, 12:30 a.m. ET, CTV)

Monday: Jonathan Alter (Newsweek)

Tuesday: David Frum (Frum Forum), Christia Freeland (Reuters)

Wednesday: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Thursday: Elvis Costello (National Ransom)

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

Monday: Romeo Dallaire

Tuesday: Danny Boyle

Wednesday: Chris Hedges

Thursday: Debbie Travis

Friday: Edgar Wright & Sweet Thing

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)

Bill O’Reilly, Darrell Issa, Fareek Zakaria, Dana Gould


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

Monday: Jonah Hill

Tuesday: Robert Downey Jr. (Due Date), Nigella Lawson

Wednesday: Rosario Dawson, Cat Cora (Iron Chef)

Thursday: Tina Fey (Megamind), Jessica Seinfeld

Friday: Jo Frost, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)

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

Monday: Cecil Suwal (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer)

Tuesday: George Stephanopoulos, Kadee Strickland (Private Practice)

Wednesday: Ricky Martin, Mark Halperin (Time)

Thursday: Shannen Doherty, Laurie David, latest exes of Dancing with the Stars

Friday: Dr. Phil, Donatella Versace, Ken Jeong

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)

Tuesday: Kathy Griffin

Wednesday: Patricia Heaton (The Middle)

Thursday: Joan Collins

Friday: Emily Procter

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

Monday: Taylor Swift

Tuesday: Mariah Carey, Willow Smith

Wednesday: Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Portia de Rossi (Unbearable Lightness)

Tuesday: Ricky Martin

Wednesday: Oprah and Gayle’s Big Yosemite Camping Adventure, Part 2

Thursday: Teen Heartthrob Surprises

Friday: A Two-Day Oprah Show Event – 200 Men Who Where Molested Come Forward

— Denise Duguay


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