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Talk-show Tango Dec. 5-9: Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Robert Downey Jr. and Jackie Evancho (updated)

In television on 12/05/2011 at 10:13 am

Yes, as a matter of fact, every actor in Hollywood IS in the upcoming holiday you’lllaughyou’llcry movie New Year’s Eve (in Montreal cinemas Dec. 9). Among the stars stumping for it this week are: Katherine Heigl, Abigail Breslin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron … Oh it goes on. Amid that promotional fury, Robert Downey Jr. and Guy Ritchie are trying to get a bit of love for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Dec. 16). As for musical guests, you got your Coldplay and Black Eyed Peas this week but how about a little spooky big voice in a tiny girl? Here’s Jackie Evancho, who’s here and there this week.


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

Monday: Jonah Hill (The Sitter), Kristen Johnston, Ryan Adams (Ashes and Fire)

Tuesday: Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo), Shelby Lynne

Wednesday: Jessica Biel (New Year’s Eve), Tom Dreeson, The Black Eyed Peas (El Camino)

Thursday: Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Kevin Nealon, Blitzen Trapper (American Goldwing)

Friday: comic Hugh Find, Young Jeezy (TM 103 Hustlerz Ambition)

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

Monday: Justin Long (New Girl), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Tuesday: Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland), Black Dub

Wednesday: Trace Adkins

Thursday: Pierce Brosnan, Laura Lippman

Friday: tba

The Jay Leno Show (10 p.m. ET on NBC, A Channel)
Monday: Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Abigail Breslin (New Year’s Eve), Alison Krauss and Union Station

Tuesday: Katherine Heigl (New Year’s Eve), J.B. Smoove, Taio Cruz

Wednesday: Lea Michele (Glee), Adam Carolla, Neil Diamond

Thursday: Katie Couric, Chris D’Elia (Whitney), Matisyahu

Friday: Bill O’Reilly, Jackie Evancho

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

Monday: Alec Baldwin, Damon Wayans Jr., Yelawolf

Tuesday: Sofia Vergara, Paul F. Tompkins, comic Tig Notaro

Wednesday: Michael Moore, comic Sean Patton

Thursday: Jeremy Piven, WWE Superstar The Miz, Blink 182

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

Monday: Steve Martin, Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa

Tuesday: Sarah Jessica Parker (New Year’s Eve), Patton Oswalt, Willow Smith

Wednesday: Zac Efron (New Year’s Eve), Method Man, Coldplay

Thursday: Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), Shailene Woodley, Gym Class Heroes

Friday: Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Aretha Franklin

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

Monday: Christina Applegate (Up All Night), Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Jack’s Mannequin

Tuesday: Armie Hammer (J. Edgar), Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof), T-Pain

Wednesday: Jane Fonda (Prime Time), Russell Brand, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Thursday: Jeremy Renner (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Judy Greer (The Descendants), Chevelle

Friday: tba

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

Monday: Ben Lowy

Tuesday: Jonah Hill (The Sitter)

Wednesday: Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus)

Thursday: Ed Gillespie

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

Monday: Jimmie Johnson (Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine)

Tuesday: Black Eyed Peas (El Camino)

Wednesday: David Hallberg

Thursday: Jack Abramoff (Capital Punishment)

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

Monday: Jeffrey Rush (The Eye of the Storm), Dr. Peter Singer

Tuesday: Regis Philbin (How I Got This Way), Philippa Gregory

Wednesday: John Turner (Elusive Destiny), Abigail Breslin (New Year’s Eve)

Thursday: Dana White, Chuck Hughes (Chuckmas)

Friday: best of the week and Trombone Shorty

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 guest announcements.

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

Friday: returns Jan. 13, 2012


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

Monday: Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)

Tuesday: Jonah Hill (The Sitter), Sarah Jessica Parker (New Year’s Eve), Emily VanCamp (Revenge)

Wednesday: Josh Groban, Zac Efron (New Year’s Eve)

Thursday: Josh Groban, Jessica Biel (New Year’s Eve)

Friday: Josh Groban, Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Abigail Breslin (New Year’s Eve), Cody Simpson

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

Monday: Jane Fonda (Prime Time), Paul Anka

Tuesday: Condoleezza Rice, Patricia Cornwell, Jackie Evancho

Wednesday: Bill Clinton, Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory)

Thursday: Martha Stewart

Friday: Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), Ivanka Trump

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday:  Nancy Grace

Tuesday: Melissa Gilbert

Wednesday: NeNe Leakes

Thursday: Vicki Lawrence

Friday: Jeremy Piven

Anderson (weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on CTV Two and NBC, 5 p.m. ET on CTV)

Monday: exteme beauty procedures, sperm donors reconnect, Dugan Smith update

Tuesday: Meredith Vieira and Richard Cohen, Betty White (Hot in Cleveland), Octavia Spencer

Wednesday: teacher abuse, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland)

Thursday: Steve Harvey

Friday: Heidi Klum

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

Monday: Josh Duhamel (New Year’s Eve), Laura Dern (Enlightened)

Tuesday: Hilary Swank (New Year’s Eve), Steve Jones (X-Factor)

Wednesday: Katherine Heigl (New Year’s Eve), Lenny Kravitz (Black and White America)



Denise Duguay



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