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Talk-show Tango Aug. 29 to Sept. 2: Christina Ricci, Jason Sudeikis, St. Vincent and more

In television on 08/29/2011 at 7:48 am

You have only a couple of options for non-repeats — Letterman, Ferguson, Leno, Fallon — and those shows offer a nice smattering of options. One of the upsides to the pre-Labour Day week before the entertainment storm of promo begins for fall films and — sound of imperial horn — the fabulous fall TV season. Christina Ricci gets a jump chatting up Pan Am this week on Fallon and Julianna Margulies does likewise for returning Good Wife. Movies? Can’t wait to hear what Jason Sudeikis has to say about A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (sigh). And for  music, I’m looking forward to St. Vincent, set to perform Cruel.

Oh yeah, and sorry about last week. I have very good reasons that involve Air Canada and (unrelated) a bad batch of fruit smoothy, but all you need to know is that I missed you too.


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

Monday: Jason Sudeikis (A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Bettina Luescher (World Food Program), St. Vincent

Tuesday: Alec Baldwin, Joe Namath, Lenny Kravitz (Black & White America)

Wednesday: Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Thurston Moore (Demolished Thoughts)

Thursday: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), comic Joe Wong, Lady Antebellum (Own the Night)

Friday: tba

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

Monday: William Shatner, Eliza Coupe, Ted Alexandro

Tuesday: Chi McBride, Ariel Tweto

Wednesday: Leslie Bibb, Louie Anderson

Thursday: Kathy Griffin, Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly)

Friday: Lindsay Sloane, Peter Krause (Parenthood)

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

Monday: Julie Scardina, David Koechner, Cake

Tuesday: Jeff Bridges, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Wednesday: Allison Janney (The Help), Jay Mohr

Thursday: Heidi Klum, Kevin Smith, Fitz and the Tantrums

Friday: Dick Cheney, Kevin Hart, Andy Grammer

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

Monday: Reese Witherspoon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50), the Head and the Heart (R)

Tuesday: Steve Martin, Atticus Shaffer (R)

Wednesday: John Krasinski, Blake Griffin, comic Ian Edwards (R)

Thursday: Zach Galifianakis, Sig Hansen (Deadliest Catch), Raphael Saadiq (R)

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

Monday: Robert Duvall, Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage)

Tuesday: Will Forte,  Amy Sedaris, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Wednesday: Christina Ricci (Pan Am), Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Musial, Kirk Franklin

Thursday: Ann Curry, Wayde King and Brett Raymer

Friday: Jason Sudeikis, Jon Rineman

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

Monday: Aziz Ansari (30 Minutes or Less), Chris Harrison (The Bachelor Pad), Eric Church (R)

Tuesday: Jesse Eisenberg (30 Minutes or Less), Jerry Springer (Baggage), Incubus (R)

Wednesday: Betty White (Hot in Cleveland), Robert Rodriquez (Spy Kids: All the Time inthe World in 4D), Josh Ritter (R)

Thursday: Jamie Foxx and Affion Crockett (In the Flow with Affion Crockett), The Vaccines (R)

Friday: Joel McHale (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), The Band Perry (R)

Chelsea Lately (11-11:30 p.m. ET on E!)

Monday: tba





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

Monday: Ali Velshi (CNN) (R)

Tuesday: Jason Bateman (The Change-Up) (R)

Wednesday: Senator Dick Durbin (R)

Thursday: Mark Adams (Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time) (R)

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

Monday: The Cars (R)

Tuesday: Gloria Steinem (Gloria: In Her Own Words) (R)

Wednesday: Kevin Mitnick (Ghost in the Wires) (R0

Thursday: crew of the STS-135 from the final mission of the space shuttle Atlantis (R)

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

Monday: Anil Kapoor, Andrew Westoll (Fauna Sanctuary)

Tuesday: Siddharta Mukherjee, Donald Glover (Community, Childish Gambino)

Wednesday: Alice Cooper

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

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)

Returns Sept. 16


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

Monday: Emma Watson, Jennifer Aniston (R)

Tuesday: Scotty McCreery, Kevin James (R)

Wednesday: Patrick Dempsey, Daniel Radcliffe, Lauren Alaina (R)

Thursday: Prince Edward Island recap

Friday: Halloween 2010 recap

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

Monday: James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Alison Krauss (R)

Tuesday: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Wednesday: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman (The Change-Up) (R)

Thursday: Tyra Banks, James Woods, Jessie J (R)

Friday: Vanessa Williams, Weird Al Yankovic (R)

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Tyler Perry (R)

Tuesday: Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory) (R)

Wednesday: Tyra Banks (R)

Thursday: Barry Manilow (R)

Friday: Mark-Paul Gosselaar (R)

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

Monday: Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Sugarland (R)

Tuesday: Jennifer Lopez (American Idol), Matt Bomer (White Collar) (R)

Wednesday: Neil Patrick Harris (R)

Thursday: Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice), Josh Groban (Illuminations) (R)

Friday: Ellen’s Birthday (R)

— Denise Duguay


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