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Talk-show Tango March 28 to April 1: Danny McBride, Russell Brand, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Mardsen and more

In television on 03/28/2011 at 8:02 am

Busy, busy movie-promoting week. One that I will not be going to see is Jackass 3.5. One that I will probably go and see and regret by about the 10-minute mark: Your Highness with Danny McBride. But James Marsden in Hop? Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal? The Arthur remake with Russell Brand and Helen Mirren? Yes, yes and yes. Now, to this week’s couches!


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

Monday: Jack Hanna, Danny McBride (Your Highness)

Tuesday: Regis Philbin (Live with Regis and Kelly), Snoop Dogg (Doggumentary)

Wednesday: Norm Macdonald (Sports Show with Norm Macdonald), Willie Nelson, Norah Jones and Wynton Marsalis (Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles)

Thursday: Chris Rock (The Motherf-cker with the Hat), Ellen Page (Super), Funeral Party (The Golden Age of Knowhere)

Friday: James Franco (Your Highness), comic Tommy Johnagin, Royal Bangs (Flux Outside)

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

Monday: Bob Geldof (How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell), Far East Movement

Tuesday: Larry King, Sanjay Gupta

Wednesday: Jerry O’Connell (The Defenders)

Thursday: Julie Chen (The Talk)

Friday: Paul Giamatti (Win Win), Casey Wilson

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

Monday: Russell Brand (Arthur), Lorraine Nicholson, Los Lonely Boys

Tuesday: Howie Mandel (Mobbed), Zachary Gordon, Dierks Bentley

Wednesday: Helen Hunt (Soul Surfer), Sammy Hagar, Good Charlotte

Thursday: Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, Fareed Zakaria

Friday: Vin Diesel, Scissor Sisters

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

Monday: Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code), Randy Jackson (American Idol), Panic! at the Disco

Tuesday: Paul Giamatti (Win Win), Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples), Little Big Town

Wednesday: Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys), Steve Schirripa, comic Mo Mandel

Thursday: Johnny Knoxville (Jackass 3.5), Kaley Cuocco (Big Bang Theory), Thompson Square

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

Monday: David Schwimmer, Brock Lesnar, Jeff Musial, Vanilla Fudge

Tuesday: Liv Tyler (Super) , Copyright Criminal All-Stars

Wednesday: Russell Brand (Arthur), Gayle King, The Strokes

Thursday: Elton John, James Marsden (Hop), Duran Duran

Friday: Magic Johnson, Jerry Weintraub (His Way), Joey Kola

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

Monday: Sharon Osbourne (The Talk), Bruno Tonioli (Dancing with the Stars), The Sounds

Tuesday: Johnny Knoxville (Jackass 3.5), latest ex of Dancing with the Stars, Britney Spears

Wednesday: Danny McBride (Your Highness), Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy), Duran Duran

Thursday: David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Wes Craven (Scream 4), Sum 41

Friday: tba

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

Monday: Mireya Mayor (Pink Boots and a Machete), Ben Gleib, Fortune Feimster, Josh Wolf

Tuesday: Blake Shelton, Michael Yo, Heather McDonald, Jo Koy

Wednesday: Jerry Weintraub (His Way), Joe Matarese, ARden Myrin, John Caparulo

Thursday: Shenae Grimes (Scream 4), Dov Davidoff, Dan Levy, Ross Mathews

Friday: Brittany Snow (Harry’s Law), Jim Norton, Jen Kirkman, Ross Mathews

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

Monday: Dr. Mansour O. El-Kikhia (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Tuesday: Miguel Nicolells (Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines – and How It Will Change Our Lives)

Wednesday: Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code)

Thursday: Norm Macdonald (Sports Show with Norm Macdonald)

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

Monday: Michael Moore (Capitalism: A Love Story)

Tuesday: Dr. Anthony Fauci (National Institutes of Health)

Wednesday: Tim Schriver (Special Olympics)

Thursday: Piers Gibbon (Eating with Cannibals)

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

Monday: Rita Moreno

Tuesday: Peter Mansbridge

Wednesday: Edge

Thursday: Robbie Robertson

Friday: Pakistan special

Charlie Rose (11:30 p.m. ET, PBS)

Mr. Rose announces his guests only on the day of broadcast, check the show’s Twitter account for daily guest announcements.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10 p.m. ET, Fridays only, on HBO Canada)

Friday: tba


The Marilyn Denis Show (10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET CTV, 5 p.m. A Channel, the latter not available in Montreal)

Monday: Colme Feore (The Borgias), Jeanne Beker

Tuesday: Lisa Ray, Ricardo Larrivee (Richard and Friends)

Wednesday: Donna Bishop (Bamboo Magazine)

Thursday: Afiya Francisco

Friday:  Royal Wedding correspondent Victoria Arbiter

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

Monday: Sela Ward (CSI New York), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Bindi and Terri Irwin

Tuesday: Lisa Rinna (Celebrity Apprentice), Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy), Susan Lucci (All My Life: A Memoir)

Wednesday: Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), James Marsden (Hop), Dana Delany (Body of Proof)

Thursday: Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars), Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code), Howie Mandel (Mobbed)

Friday: 10th anniversary show

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

Monday: Ricki Lake, Anne Heche

Tuesday: Nicole Richie, Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family)

Wednesday: Sarah Silverman (Peep World), Rahna Reiko Rizzuto (Hiroshima in the Morning), Glenn Lowry

Thursday: Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce), Brooks and Leslie Douglass (Heaven’s Rain)

Friday: Billy Ray Cyrus, Tony Burch

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Larry King

Tuesday: Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement)

Wednesday: Sheryl Crowe

Thursday: Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy)

Friday: Blake Shelton

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

Monday: Keith Urban, Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Bethenny Frankel

Tuesday: Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys), Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol), Saoirse Ronan (Hanna)

Wednesday: tba



Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Whoopi Goldberg and 25 Years Later: The Color Purple Reunion Show (R)

Tuesday: Marie Osmond’s First Interview (R)

Wednesday: Whatever Happened to MC Hammer, Bo Derek and Pam Grier? (R)

Thursday: Oprah in Australia: Ultimate Wildest Dreams (R)

Friday: Oprah in Australia: Hugh Jackman, Bono and More (R)

— Denise Duguay


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