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Talk-show Tango May 30 – June 3: A sea of repeats and an Oprah void

In television on 05/30/2011 at 9:00 am

How will we go on, you ask, now that Oprah’s gone? This week will provide no guidance as about half the slate of talk shows are in repeat mode. Chin up and all that. It’s only TV, after all.


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

Monday: Norm Macdonald (Sports Show with Norm Macdonald), NY Yankees’ CC Sabathia, Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones (Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles) (R)

Tuesday: Kate Hudson (Something Borrowed), Rich Eisen, Emmylou Harris (Hard Bargain) (R)

Wednesday: Bill Murray (Passion Play), Brother (UK)  (Fly by Night), Human Fuse Brian  Miser (R)

Thursday: Will Ferrell (Everything Must Go), Twilight Singers (Dynamite Steps) (R)

Friday: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Wiz Khalifa (Roll Up) (R)

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

Monday: Adam Goldberg, Lucy Punch

Tuesday: Ray Romano (Men of a Certain Age), Lisa Masterson

Wednesday: David Beckham, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Thursday: Dick Van Dyke, Kristin Gore

Friday: Carla Gugino

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

Monday: Kate Hudson (Something Borrowed), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Sergio Mendes with Seidah Garrett (R)

Tuesday: Jennifer Lopez (American Idol), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) (R)

Wednesday: Steven Tyler (American Idol), Aubrey Plaza, The Civil Wars (R)

Thursday: Ed  Helms (The Hangover Part II), Chelsea Kane, Iron and Wine (R)

Friday: Lindsay  Lohan, Jillian Michaels (R)

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

Monday: Jeff Bridges, Nick Swardson, and musical guest Far East Movement (R)

Tuesday: Sarah Silverman, Biz Stone, and comedian Pete Holmes (R)

Wednesday: Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, and Teddy Thompson (R)

Thursday: Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Jackson, and musical guest Panic! At The Disco (R)

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

Monday: Matt Lauer, Miranda Cosgrove, Andy Cohen and musical guest Twisted Sister (R)

Tuesday: Whoopi Goldberg, Elmo and musical guest Jennifer Hudson (R)

Wednesday: Tina Fey, Tom Welling and musical guest Twin Shadow (R)

Thursday: Maya Rudolph, Nick Offerman and musical guest Ms. Lauryn Hill (R)

Friday: Kristen Wiig, Chris Colfer and musical guest Lenny Kravitz (R)

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

Monday: Albert Brooks (2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America), Chaz Bono (Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man), Musical guest Rammstein

Tuesday: Carson Daly (The Voice), Flavor Flav (Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir), Musical guest I See Stars

Wednesday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Sarah Vowell (Unfamiliar Fishes), Musical guest Maybach Music Group feat. Rick Ross

Thursday: Jason Sudeikis (MTV Movie Awards), Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent), Musical guest Lykke Li

Friday: Christina Aguilera (The Voice), Mike Tyson (The Hangover Part II), Musical guest Big Sean

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

Monday: Randy Jackson (American Idol), Chris Hardwick, Sarah Colonna, Bobby Lee

Tuesday: Justin Bartha (The Hangover Part II), Ben Bleib, Jo Koy, Gary Valentine

Wednesday: Matthew Morrison (Glee, new album), Josh Wolf, Dov Davidoff, Natasha Leggero

Thursday: Eva Mendes (Last Night), Chris Franjola, Jen Kirkman, Ross Mathews

Friday: Lucy Liu (Kung Fu Panda 2), Brad Wollack, Arden Myrin, Michael Yo

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday: Jimmy Fallon (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Thank You Notes)

Wednesday: Bill Moyers (Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues)

Thursday: Tim Tebow (NFL, Through My Eyes)

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday: James Stewart (Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff)

Wednesday: Robert Kennedy Jr. (The Last Mountain, A Fight For Our Future)

Thursday: Salman Khan (Khan Academy)

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

Monday: Governor General David Johnston

Tuesday: Alice Cooper

Wednesday: Larry Flynt

Thursday: Paul Martin

Friday: Brian Wilson, Sloan

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 via Montreal’s Videotron cable/digital TV service)

Monday: Actor and publicist Kelly Cutrone (Normal Gets You Nowhere)

Tuesday: Russell Peters (The Green Card Tour)

Wednesday: Lisa Tant (Flare)

Thursday: Chef Jason Rosso

Friday: Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson (Hiccups)

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

Monday: Christina Aguilera (The Voice), James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class)

Tuesday: Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class)

Wednesday: Lauren Alaina (American Idol), Barbara Sinatra, David Kirsch

Thursday: Ellen Barkin (A Norman Heart), Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss), runner up for American Idol

Friday: Ewan McGregor (Beginners), Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs), Francis Anthony (Love Chef)

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

Monday: Ray Romano (Men of a Certain Age), Guy Fieri, Tinie Tempah, Kaziah Hancock

Tuesday: Wayne Brady (Daytime Emmys)

Wednesday: Paris and Kathy Hilton (The World According to Paris), Jacques D’Amboise

Thursday: Chris Rock and Bobby Canavale (The Mother—ker with the Hat), Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis (Ladies Who Lunch)

Friday: Niecy Nash

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Jean Smart

Tuesday: Drew Carey

Wednesday: Angie Harmon

Thursday: Betty White

Friday: Joan and Melissa Rivers

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

Monday: Meredith Vieira, Taylor Swift, SYTYCD performance

Tuesday: Rob Lowe, Jack Whitehall, Ashlyne Huff

Wednesday: Howie Mandel, Melissa McCarthy, The Strokes, Teresa Fuidice (Real Housewives of New Jersey)

Thursday: Anne Hathaway, Gary Busey (Celebrity Apprentice), Jerry Weintraub, Robyn

Friday: tba

Oprah 4 p.m. (NBC and CTV)

Monday: Losing Weight with Star Jones, Valerie Bertinelli and Marie Osmond (R)

Tuesday: Celine Dion and the TV Debut of Her Miracle Twins (R)

Wednesday: David Arquette: First Interview Since the Breakup (R)

Thursday: Hollywood Legend Michael Douglas Plus Nike’s Phil Knight (R)

Friday: Love Story Reunion – Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal (R)

— Denise Duguay


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