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Talk-show tango Nov. 22-26: Oprah gifts just keep on coming

In television on 11/22/2010 at 7:34 am

Oh Oprah. You scamp. Just when I’d become immune to your show for its trashy-sounding episode descriptions (this week’s case in point: Tuesday’s The Mom Who Married a Killer), you go and make headlines with your generosity. Again. Remember when Oprah gave away a car to each and every audience member a few years back? Well this was not quite as grandiose, but during  Friday’s Ultimate Favourite Things Part 1 she gave audience members a barrage of free stuff, peaking with a cruise. Better? She gave the stuff not only to the seated audience but also to the audience waiting in line for the next taping. And it continues Monday with Part 2. Not bad Oprah. Now if you can just stay away from the tawdry stuff until the series finale on Sept. 9, 2011.


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

Monday: Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Jay Pharoah (SNL), Jessica Simpson (Happy Christmas)

Tuesday: Jerry Seinfeld (Colin Quinn: Long Story Short), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

Wednesday: Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta, Saraha Smith (Myth of the Heart)

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

Friday: Denzel Washington (Unstoppable), Bon Jovi (Greatest Hits)

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

Monday: Ben Stein, Lisa Masterson, The Very Best

Tuesday: Mark Ruffalo, Kathryn Hahn, Wendy Liebman

Wednesday: Dwayne Johnson (Faster), Paula Deen

Thursday: Condoleezza Rice, Joe Theismann

Friday: Juliette Lewis, Cornel West

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

Monday: Taylor Swift, Dane Cook (Burlesque), Keri Hilson

Tuesday: Dwayne Johnson (Faster), Kevin Eubanks

Wednesday: Cher (Burlesque), Jeremy Renner, Robyn

Thursday: Elizabeth Banks (The Next Three Days), baker Marjorie Johnson

Friday: Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs), Brian Wilson, Aaron Neville

Conan (midnight ET on Comedy Network, 1 a.m. on CTV)

Monday: Christina Aguilera (Burlesque), Zachary Levi (Tangled)

Tuesday: Christina Applegate, Patton Oswalt, Maroon 5

Wednesday: Eva Mendes (Desperate Housewives), Bob Saget, Neon Trees

Thursday: Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Marisa Miller, Brendon Walsh

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

Monday: David Hyde Pierce

Tuesday: Jessica Simpson, Governor Chris Christie

Wednesday: tba

Thursday: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Fran Lebowitz (Public Speaking)

Friday: Bill Hader (SNL), Victoria Justice

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

Monday: Billy Bob Thornton (Faster), Stana Katic (Castle), Train

Tuesday: Dominic Monaghan, Dancing with the Stars, Ke$ha

Wednesday: Dave Salmoni, Metric

Thursday: Patric Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Armie Hammer, Nelly

Friday: Mandy Moore, John Quinones, Atomic Tom

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

Monday: President Barack Obama (R)

Tuesday: Jay-Z (R)

Wednesday: Harrison Ford (R)

Thursday: (R)

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

Monday: Martha Stewart (R)

Tuesday: Cee Lo Green (R)

Wednesday: John Legend (R)

Thursday: tba (R)

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

Monday: Judah Friedlander

Tuesday: Tim Burton

Wednesday: Salman Rushdie

Thursday: Jason Priestly

Friday: Feist

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)

Returns Jan. 14, 2011.


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

Monday: Steve Martin, Sarah McLachlan

Tuesday: Jessica Simpson

Wednesday: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Elton John and Leon Russell

Thursday: Nicolas Cage, Dolly Parton

Friday: Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Shaffer

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

Monday: Beyonce and mom Tina, Governor Mike Huckabee

Tuesday: Cynthia McFadden, Doris Roberts

Wednesday: Admiral Mike Mullen, wife Deborah Mullen

Thursday:  How to Get Free Stuff

Friday: Black Friday Primer

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)

Tuesday: Amy Yasbeck

Wednesday: Apolo Ohno

Thursday: Melissa Gilbert

Friday: preempted for U.S. Thanksgiving

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

Monday: Justin Timberlake

Tuesday: Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Bon Jovi

Wednesday: Dwayne Johnson (Faster)

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Oprah’s Ultimate Favourite Things Part 2

Tuesday: The Mom Who Married a Killer Behind Bars and Astonishing Weddings

Wednesday: The Hottest Tickets on Earth plus Superstar Garth Brooks

Thursday: Remembering John F. Kennedy Jr.

Friday: Thank You Day Follow Ups

— Denise Duguay


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