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Talk-show Tango Dec. 12-16: Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr. Scarlett Johansson, Josh Holloway and Gary Clark Jr., too

In television on 12/12/2011 at 9:51 am

Holiday movie promotion is in top form: Tom Hanks for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson for We Bought a Zoo, Jamie Bell for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and former Lost star Josh Holloway for Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol. But also worth note is a musical guest on Letterman this Friday, Gary Clark Jr., who played Le Divan Orange earlier this year here in Montreal and was fantastic. Check him out here and on Friday.


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

Monday: Heisman winner Robert Griffin III, Scarlett Johansson (We Bought a Zoo), Julie Chen (The Talk)

Tuesday: Barbara Walters (10 Most Fascinating People in 2011), Wild Flag (Wild Flag)

Wednesday: Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Lisa Lampanelli

Thursday: Tom Hanks (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), My Morning Jacket (Circuital)

Friday: Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Bob Scarlatte, Gary Clark Jr.  (The Bright Lights)

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

Monday: chef Cat Cora

Tuesday: Ben Kingsley (Hugo)

Wednesday: Patton Oswalt (Young Adult)

Thursday: Sean Hayes, John Hodgman

Friday: Mindy Kaling (The Office)

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

Monday: Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Kevin Hart, Foster the People

Tuesday: Dana Carvey, Jason Reitman, Lenny Kravitz

Wednesday: Louis CK, Levi Lavalle, Common

Thursday: Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth, Elle Fanning, Robin Thicke

Friday: Ron Paul, Chris Cornell

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

Monday: Rob Lowe, Adam Pally, Noel Gallagher

Tuesday: comic Nick Vatterott

Wednesday: Bob Costas, Mike Zohn, Evan Michelson

Thursday: Dawes

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

Monday: Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), Mike White, Hunter Hayes (R)

Tuesday: Tracy Morgan, Mario Batali, Pablo Francisco (R)

Wednesday: Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill), Chris Martin, Beyonce (R)

Thursday: Martin Short, Kermit the Frog & Miss Piggy (The Muppets), Michael Stipe (R)

Friday: Maya Rudolph (Up All Night), Damian Lewis (Homeland), Chef Richard Blais (R)

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

Monday: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid (The X-Factor), Anna Faris (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked), The Kooks

Tuesday: Josh Holloway (Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Molly Sims (Project Accessory), Death Cab for Cutie

Wednesday: Kathy Griffin, Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn)

Thursday: Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock  Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Lenny Kravitz

Friday: Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), Jamie Oliver (Jamie Oliver’s Meals in Minutes: A Revoutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast), Vince Gill (R)

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

Monday: tba





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

Monday: Anne Burrell

Tuesday: Lawrence Lessig

Wednesday: White House director of Domestic Council Melody Barnes

Thursday: Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo)

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

Monday: Samuel L. Jackson

Tuesday:  Mark Whitaker

Wednesday: Chief of Staff U.S. Army General Raymond Odierno

Thursday: Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

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

Monday: Don Ferguson (Air Farce New Year’s Special, Air Farce: 40 Years of Flying by the Seat of Our Pants), Niall Ferguson (Civilizatiion: The West and the Rest)

Tuesday: Paul Anka (Songs of December), Jeffrey Eugenides (The Marriage Plot)

Wednesday: Samantha Bee (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Wade Davis (Into the Silence, The Sacred Headwaters)

Thursday: Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn), Hockey Canada chief Bob Nicholson (Thirty Years of the Game at Its Best)

Friday: best of the week and Laura Marling

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)

Returns with new episodes Jan. 13, 2012


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

Monday: Taye Diggs (Private Practice), David Hyde Pierce (Close Up Space), winners of The Amazing Race

Tuesday: Kevin Jonas, Michelle Pfeiffer (New Year’s Eve), Anthony Hamilton

Wednesday: Bryant Gumbel cohosts, Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), The Biggest Loser winner

Thursday: Michael Buble cohosts, Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock  Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Lady Antebellum

Friday: Michael Buble cohosts, Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

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

Monday: Donald Trump

Tuesday: Jon Huntsman Jr., Marlo Thomas, Dylan Lauren

Wednesday: Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri

Thursday: Harry Connick Jr. (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), Tracey Gold

Friday: Claire Danes (Homeland), Lisa Lillien (Hungry Girl)

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Kim Cattrall

Tuesday: Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson

Wednesday: Donnie Wahlberg

Thursday: Brooke Shields

Friday: Donald Trump

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

Monday: psychic John Edward

Tuesday: Melissa McCarthy

Wednesday: Inside the World of FLDS and Polygamy

Thursday: Caught in the Wrong Bodies

Friday: Anderson’s Costco Adventure

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

Monday: Allison Janney (The Help), Maggie Elizabeth Jones (We Bought a Zoo)

Tuesday: Diane Keaton (Then Again)

Wednesday: Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Kevin Nealon, Christina Perri (soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Denise Duguay



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