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Talk-show tango Dec. 6-10: Oprah, Barbara Walters, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Depp and more

In television on 12/05/2010 at 9:35 pm


Chelsea Lately (11-11:30 p.m. ET on E!, formerly Star!, Videotron digital 125, Bell 621, Shaw Direct 168 and 527)

Monday: Tom Arnold, Arden Myrin, Dov Davidoff, Josh Wolf

Tuesday: Lucy Liu, Jo Koy, Jen Kirkman, Ross Mathews

Wednesday: Keri Hilson, Greg Fitzsimmons, Whitney Cummings, Brad Wollack

Thursday: Kathy Griffin, Greg Proops, Heather McDonald, Gary Valentine

Friday: (repeat of Wednesday)

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

Monday: Ray Romano (Men of a Certain Age), John Mellencamp (No Better Than This)

Tuesday: Johnny Depp (The Tourist), Ra Ra Riot (The Orchard)

Wednesday: Barbara Walters (Oprah: The Exit Interview), Alison Balsom (Alison Balsom: Italian Concertos)

Thursday: Bill O’Reilly (Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama)

Friday: Reese Witherspoon (How Do You Know), Colin Quinn

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

Monday: Lucy Liu, Richard Wolffe

Tuesday: Katie Couric, Dennis Lehane

Wednesday: Russell Brand, Al Madrigal, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

Thursday: Carrie Fisher (Wishful Drinking), Jody Williams

Friday: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Nellie McKay

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

Monday: Russell Brand, Chris Colfer, Jonny Lang, Brad Whitford, Chris Layton, Billy Cox

Tuesday: Helen Mirren (The Tempest), Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole), Keith Urban

Wednesday: Jeff Bridges (Tron Legacy)

Thursday: Halle Berry, Natasha Bedingfield

Friday: Matthew Morrison (Glee), Crystal Bowersox

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

Monday: Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Lauren Pritchard

Tuesday: Rainn Wilson (Soul Pancake), Roberta Mancino, Christina Perri

Wednesday: Ray Romano (Men of a Certain Age), Arianna Huffington (HuffPo), The LXD

Thursday: Sarah Silverman (The Bedwetter), Dr. Michio Kaku, She & Him

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

Monday: Elvis Costello, Lewis Black

Tuesday: Zach Galifianakis, Danny Boyle

Wednesday: Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt

Thursday: Tracy Morgan, Dick Cavett

Friday: Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson

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

Monday: Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), Social Distortion

Tuesday: Dan Aykroyd, Brian Austin Green

Wednesday: Helen Mirren (The Tempest, The Debt), chef Mario Batali, Little Big Town

Thursday: Ryan Seacrest, Rosemarie DeWitt

Friday: Ben Affleck (the Town), David Sedaris (Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk), Nicki Minaj

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

Monday: General Hugh Shelton (Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior)

Tuesday: Seth Green (Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III special)

Wednesday: Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Thursday: James Franco (127 Hours)

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

Monday: Garry Trudeau (40: A Doonesbury Retrospective)

Tuesday: Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David Eisenhower (Going Home to Glory)

Wednesday: Steve Martin (An Object of Beauty)

Thursday: Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark)

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

Monday: Rona Ambrose, Amy Sedaris

Tuesday: Jim Parsons

Wednesday: Garry Trudeau (40: A Doonesbury Retrospective)

Thursday: Randy Bachman & Fred Turner

Friday: Daniel Lanois & The Temper Trap

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: Ray Romano (Men of a Certain Age), Alyssa Milano

Tuesday: James Franco (127 Days), Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O)

Wednesday: Amy Adams (The Fighter)

Thursday: Owen Wilson (Little Fockers), Lucy Liu

Friday: Nick Lachey, Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole)

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

Monday: Condoleeza Rice, Kyra Sedgwick, Dr. Terry Dubrow

Tuesday: Billy Crystal, Wilson Phillips

Wednesday: Donny and Marie Osmond, Nick Cannon

Thursday: Seth Green (Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III special), Trey Songz

Friday: Lisa Ling, Denis Leary, Clinton Kelly

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Nicole Sullivan ($#*! My Dad Says)

Tuesday: Jo Frost (Supernanny)

Wednesday: Wayne Brady

Thursday: Marg Helgenberger

Friday: Marlo Thomas

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

Monday: Nicole Richie, Miranda Lambert (Revolution)

Tuesday: Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Duffy, Marlo Thomas

Wednesday: Katy Perry (Teenage Dream), Helen Mirren (The Tempest)

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Jonathan Franzen (Freedom), Michael Jackson’s latest album

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

Wednesday: Exclusive: How Wynonna Judd Survived the Ultimate Betrayal

Thursday: Dr. William Petit on the Unspeakable Tragedy in Connecticut

Friday: 23 Years Later – Oprah Returns to Williamson, W.Va.

— Denise Duguay


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