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Talk-show Tango May 9-13: Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaid castmates, Will Ferrell and Chaz Bono

In television, tv on 05/08/2011 at 9:25 pm

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

Monday: Albert Brooks (2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)

Tuesday: Mark Harmon (NCIS), Chris Morgan (Bears of the Last Frontier), Hugo (Old Time Religion)

Wednesday: Keith Olbermann (Countdown to Keith Olbermann), Chaz Bono (Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man), Ray LaMontagne (God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise)

Thursday: Jim Parson (The Big Bang Theory), Manchester Orchestra (Simple Math)

Friday: Joan Rivers, comic Nick Griffin, Okkervil River (I Am Very Far)

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday: Kenneth Branagh, Edward Conlon

Wednesday: Tim Meadows, Colin Hay

Thursday: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Lawrence Block

Friday: Paul Reiser (The Paul Reiser Show), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)

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

Monday: Jennifer Lopez (American Idol), Chris Colfer (Glee), BC Jean

Tuesday: Julie Scardina and Animals, Ginnifer Goodwin (Something Borrowed), Def Leppard

Wednesday: Dick Van Dyke, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, Steve Earle (I’ll Never Get Outta This World Alive)

Thursday: Norm Macdonald (Sports Show with Norm Macdonald), The Kills

Friday: Jodie Foster (The Beaver), Ken Jeong (The Hangover II)

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

Monday: Anthony Hopkins, Demetri Martin, Amos Lee

Tuesday: Jennifer Lopez, Judd Apatow, Al Madrigal

Wednesday: Jon Hamm (Bridesmaids), Ke$ha

Thursday: Magic Johnson, Maggie Q (Priest), Jen Kirkman

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

Monday: Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately), Josh Gad, Ziggy Marley

Tuesday: Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Carribean 4: On Stranger Tides), John McEnroe, Chris Cornell

Wednesday: Keith Richards (Pirates of the Carribean 4: On Stranger Tides), Paul Bettany (Priests), Jennifer Hudson

Thursday: Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Nick Offerman, Jakob Dylan

Friday: Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Lenny Kravitz

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

Monday: Rob Lowe (Stories I Only Tell My Friends), Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Wiz Khalifa

Tuesday: Nathan Fillion (Castle), Latest Dancing with the Stars castoff, Calle 13

Wednesday: Chris O’Donnell (NCIS Los Angeles), Ginnifer Goodwin (Something Borrowed), Zac Brown Band

Thursday: Kate Hudson (Something Borrowed), Windell Middlebrooks (Body of Proof), Raphael Saadiq

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: Will Ferrell (Everything Must Go), Jen Kirkman, Whitney Cummings, Jo Koy

Tuesday: Paul Bettany (Priest), Jeff Wild, Sarah Colonna, Chris Franjola

Wednesday: Tyrese Gibson (Fast Five), Josh Wolf, Heather McDonald, Brad Wollack

Thursday: Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids), Jim Norton, Natasha Leggero, Josh Wolf

Friday: Dita Von Teese, Fortune Feimster, John Caparulo, Greg Fitzsimmons

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

Monday: Keira Knightly (Last Night)

Tuesday: Will Ferrell (Everything Must Go)

Wednesday: Albert Brooks (2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America)

Thursday: Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)

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

Monday: Lupe Fiasco (Lasers)

Tuesday: Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Carribean 4: On Stranger Tides)

Wednesday: James Stewart (Tangled Webs)

Thursday: John Bradshaw (Dog Sense)

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

Monday: Shania Twain

Tuesday: Melissa Fung

Wednesday: Martin Short

Thursday: Stephen Fry

Friday: Jason Bonham, Sam Roberts

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: Shania Twain

Tuesday: Andrea Nicholson (Top Chef Canada)

Wednesday: Bradley Cooper (The Hangover II)

Thursday: Ivanka Trump (Celebrity Apprentice)

Friday: Rob Feenie (Iron Chef America, New Classics with Rob Feenie)

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

Monday: Chelsea Handler  (Chelsea Lately), Jakob Lusk (American Idol)

Tuesday: Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides)

Wednesday: Patricia Heaton (The Middle)

Thursday: Penelope Cruz (Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides)

Friday: Will Ferrell (Everything Must Go), Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

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

Monday: Michael Douglas, Donny and Marie Osmond

Tuesday: Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), Mark Harmon (NCIS), Albert Brooks (2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America)

Wednesday: Susan Lucci (All My Children, All My Life), Mary Hart (Entertainment Tonight)

Thursday: Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), Chaz Bono (Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man), Anything Goes cast performs

Friday: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids)

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Kara DioGuardi

Tuesday: Jeff Probst (Survivor)

Wednesday: Ginnifer Goodwin (Something Borrowed)

Thursday: Alex Trebek (Jeopardy)

Friday: Jennifer Love Hewitt

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

Monday: David Spade (Rules of Engagement), Bethenny Frankel

Tuesday: Jennifer Lopez (American Idol)

Wednesday: Taylor Swift (The Story of Us), Jon Hamm (Bridesmaids)

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV) (What’s that? Oh, sure: 14 shows left, or so the Oprah site blares in a popup ad.)

Monday: Chaz Bono on his sex reassignment

Tuesday: Oprah’s Ultimate Weight Loss Finale

Wednesday: Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, From Royalty to the Real World

Thursday: Oprah’s Last-Ever Makeover Extravaganza!

Friday: American Idol Ralph Lauren and His Fascinating Family

— Denise Duguay


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