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Talk-show Tango May 7-11: Dark Shadows rises with Michelle Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp

In television on 05/07/2012 at 8:54 am

Let’s give this week’s spotlight to Dark Shadows, which is being represented by Michelle Pfeiffer and oh yes there’s Johnny Depp on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel Live. And before you hit play on the trailer, fans of music on TV should start their toes to tapping right now for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, whose new albums is now days away and who are right there, Thursday, on Letterman.

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Dr. Phil, Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls), Spiritualized (Huh?)

Tuesday: Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Mika Brzezinski (Morning Joe), Macy Gray (Covered)

Wednesday: Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Tom Dreesen, Florence and the Machine (Ceremonials)

Thursday: kid scientists, Elizabeth Banks (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Here)

Friday: Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), comic Tommy Johnagin, M. Ward (A Wasteland Companion)

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

Monday: Poppy Mongtomery (Unforgettable), Steve Guttenberg

Tuesday: Steven Tyler

Wednesday: Jenna Fischer (The Office), Danny Huston

Thursday: CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Anna Kendrick

Friday: Larry King

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

Monday: Michelle Pfeiffer (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Bear Brylls, Snow Patrol

Tuesday: Rick Santorum, Taylor Kitsch, B.o.B and O.A.R.

Wednesday: Garry Shandling, Alison Brie (Community), winner of The Voice

Thursday: Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent), Vinny Guadagnino, Sara Watkins

Friday: Jenna Fischer (The Office), Jay Mohr

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

Monday: Metta World Peace, Matt Walsh, The Lumineers

Tuesday: Piers Morgan, Ben Falcone, Ed Sheeran

Wednesday: Joel McHale (Community), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Reggie Watts

Thursday: Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods), Zosia Mamet, the Wombats

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

Monday: Jennifer Connelly, Brian Wilson, Mike Love

Tuesday: Cameron Diaz (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Michael Phelps

Wednesday: Howard Stern (America’s Got Talent), Brooklyn Decker

Thursday: Will Ferrell, Ellie Kemper

Friday: Stephen Colbert, Nick Cannon

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

Monday: Kristen Stewart (Snow White and the Huntsman), Chloe Moretz (Dark Shadows), B.o.B.

Tuesday: Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Silversun Pickups

Wednesday: Steve Harvey (Think Like a Man), Dev Patel (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Glenn Frey

Thursday: Dr. Phil, Carrie Underwood

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: James Van Der Beek (Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23), Jen Kirkman, Mo Mandel, Brad Wollcak

Tuesday: Morgan Spurlock (Mansome), Ross Mathews, Heather McDonald, Jo Koy

Wednesday: Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), John Caparulo, Josh Wolf, Rachel Feinstein

Thursday: Chris Franjola, Loni Love, Greg Fitzsimmons

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

Monday: Admiral General Aladeen (aka Sacha Baron Cohen, star of The Dictator)

Tuesday: Ivo Daalder

Wednesday: John R. Hall

Thursday: Robert Caro

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

Monday: Andy Cohen (Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

Tuesday: Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness)

Wednesday: Anna Wintour (Vogue)

Thursday: Francis Collins (The Weight of the Nation)

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

Monday: Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), A.J. Jacobs (Drop Dead Healthy)

Tuesday: Kathleen Turner (High), Buddy Guy (When I Left Home)

Wednesday: Yung Chang (China Heavyweight)

Thursday: Charley Pride, Kevin Durand (Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster)

Friday: best of the week and Cadence Weapon

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Michael Strahan co-hosts, Cameron Diaz (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Skylar Laine (American Idol)

Tuesday: Michael Strahan co-hosts, Stephen Colbert, 2012 Miss USA contestants

Wednesday:  Michael Strahan co-hosts, Chace Crawford (What to Expect When You’re Expecting), Karmin

Thursday: Nick Lachey co-hosts, Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time)

Friday: Nick Lachey co-hosts, Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives)

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

Monday: Dr. Phil, Norah Jones

Tuesday: Ricky Martin, cast of Evita, Giada de Laurentiis

Wednesday: Christina Ricci, John Stossel

Thursday: Howard Stern (America’s Got Talent)

Friday: Bob Saget co-hosts, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewife), E.L. James (Fifty of Shades of Grey), Robin Roberts

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Carnie Wilson

Tuesday: Linda Perry

Wednesday: Craig Ferguson

Thursday: Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O)

Friday: Eva Mendes (Girl in Progress)

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Eva Mendes (Girl in Progress), Beth Stern (Mom Caves)

Tuesday: Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows)

Wednesday: Carrie Underwood (Blown Away), Anna Kendrick (What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Thursday: tba

Friday:

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

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Talk-show Tango April 23-27: Emily Blunt and Jason Segel’s Five-Year Engagement, Jack White, Ohbijou and Beirut

In television on 04/23/2012 at 6:14 am

Big week for Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, stumping for their romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement, but it’s music that’s got me all adither. Jack White for Blunderbuss, Canadian cool kids Ohbijou and Beirut. To invoke the late oldest teenager in America, they’ve all got a beat. AND you can dance to ’em.

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Jason Segel (The Five-Year Engagement), Zach Wahls (My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family), Fun. (Some Nights)

Tuesday: Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Wednesday: Rob Lowe (Knife Fight), Montana governor Brian Schweitzer, The War on Drugs (Slave Ambient)

Thursday: Robin Williams, Andrew Luck (NFL draft)

Friday: Chris Hemsworth (Marvel’s The Avengers), comic Darrell Hammond, Miike Snow (Happy to You)

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

Monday: Joel McHale (Community), comic Dan Boulger

Tuesday: Carson Kressley, Ramin Nazir

Wednesday: Carol Burnett, Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)

Thursday: Toni Collette (The United States of Tara), astronaur Mike Massimino

Friday: Patton Oswalt, Phoebe Tonkin

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

Monday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Aubrey O’Day, Train

Tuesday: Jack Black (Bernie), Beirut (The Rip Tide)

Wednesday: Adam Levine (the Voice), Ziggy Marley

Thursday: Diane Keaton, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, Moby

Friday: Mel Gibson, The Wanted

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

Monday: Kathy Griffin, Morgan Spurlock, Erin Foley

Tuesday: Metta World Peace, Jerry Crowley, Hayley Reinhart

Wednesday: Julie Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Brian Posehn, Ben Kweller

Thursday: Jack Black (Bernie), Simon Doonan, Ingrid Michaelson

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

Monday: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rachael Harris, Marcus Foster (R)

Tuesday: U.S. President Barack Obama, Dave Matthews Band

Wednesday: cast of 30 Rock

Thursday: Jason Segel (The Five-Year Engagement), Leelee Sobieski

Friday: Matthew Broderick, Serena Williams

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

Monday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), national school Scrabble champions Andy Hoang and Erik Saigado, The Hives

Tuesday: John Cusack (The Raven), ex of Dancing with the Stars, Vintage Trouble

Wednesday: Mindy Kaling (The Five-Year Engagement), LP

Thursday: Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement), animal trainer Dave Salmoni, Adam Lambert

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: Lauren Conrad (The Fame Game), John Caparulo, Arden Myrin, TJ Miller

Tuesday: Jason Mraz (Love Is a Four Letter Word), Dan Levy, Heather McDonald, Chris Franjola

Wednesday: Ricki Lake (Never Save Never: Finding a Life That Fits), Brad Wollack, Loni Love, Lavell Crawford

Thursday: Alison Brie (The Five-Year Engagement), Josh Wolf, Jen Kirkman, Matt Braunger

Friday: tba

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

Monday: Ben Rattray

Tuesday: Madeleine Albright

Wednesday: Jason Segel (The Five-Year Engagement)

Thursday: Robert Draper

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

Monday: Don Leroy (The Revisionaries)

Tuesday: chess master Magnus Carlsen

Wednesday: Michael Sandel (Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?)

Thursday: Jack White (Blunderbuss)

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

Monday: Ron McLean, Kim Cattrall (Private Lives), Sebsastian Bach, Ohbijou (Metal Meets)

Tuesday: Cory Monteith (Glee), Mira Sorvino, Gary Bettman, Arkells

Wednesday: Linden MacIntyre (Why Men Lie), Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Harlan Coben (Stay Close), Joel Plaskett Emergency (Scrappy Happiness)

Thursday: Anne Rice (The Wolf Gift), Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill, Wendy Crewson (The Vow), The Young Empires

Friday: Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Taylor Kitsch (John Carter), Eight and a Half

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Jesse Palmer co-hosts, Kate Walsh (Private Practice), American Idol contestant

Tuesday: Jesse Palmer co-hosts, Hugh Grant (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Blair Underwood (A Streetcar Named Desire)

Wednesday: Mario Lopez co-hosts, Kathleen Turner (The Perfect Family), James Van Der Beek (Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23), Ashanti

Thursday: Matthew Broderick co-hosts, Jenna Fischer (The Giant Mechanical Man), Garry Marshall (My Happy Days in Hollywood)

Friday: Mark Consuelos co-hosts, Maggie Q (Nikita), Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas (Dancing with the Stars), Daughtry

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

Monday: Jeremy Irons (The Borgias), Guiliana and Bill Rancic (Dancing with the Stars), Chris Botti and Vince Gill

Tuesday: George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer (Good Morning America)

Wednesday: Joel McHale (Community), Marilu Henner, the Wanted

Thursday: online shopper special

Friday: Jason Segel and Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement), comic Jessica Kirson

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Randy Jackson (American Idol)

Tuesday: Julie Andrews

Wednesday: Kevin Nealon

Thursday: Mary McCormack

Friday: Tori Spelling

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

Monday: Debra Messing (Smash)

Tuesday: Topher Grace (The Giant Mechancial Man)

Wednesday: John Cusack (The Raven)

Thursday: Marilu Henner

Friday: ex of Dancing with the Stars and a mystery guest

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

Monday: Sharon Obsourne (Jake and the Neverland Pirates), Mario Menounos and Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars), chef Roberto Martin

Tuesday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Rita Wilson (AM/FM)

Wednesday: Jack Black (Bernie), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers)

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

Talk-show Tango April 16-20: John Cusack, Sean Hayes, Zac Efron

In television on 04/16/2012 at 8:01 am

Well, there you are John Cusack, making the rounds this week to promote The Raven, a scary thriller in which our man plays none other than Edgar Allen Poe. And if Cusack is a little long in the tooth for you, soldier on for the usual listings (now that I’m back from vacation) for talk-show visits by Zac Efron, promoting his Lucky One, and ditto for Sean Hayes and the other cast members promoting their Three Stooges. But let’s take a look at The Raven, shall we?

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids), comic Ted Alexandro, White Rabbits (Milk Famous) (R)

Tuesday: Michelle Obama, Esperanza Spalding (Radio Music Society) (R)

Wednesday: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Gail Collins (William Henry Harrison), The Shins (Port of Morrow) (R)

Thursday: Will Ferrell (Casa de mi Padre), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) (R)

Friday: Jason Sudeikis (SNL), Lionel Richie with Jason Aldean (Tuskegee) (R)

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

Monday: Kathy Griffin

Tuesday: Kevin Kline (Darling Companion), Alice Eve

Wednesday: Michael Sheen, Michael Black

Thursday: Kelly Preston, Joel Stein

Friday: Emily Deschanel (Bones), Jerry Ferrara

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

Monday: Drew Barrymore, Blake Shelton (Red River Blue)

Tuesday: Christina Aguilera, Kevin Smith, Melanie Fiona with J. Cole

Wednesday: Jimmy Fallon, H.L. McCullough, Toby Keith

Thursday: Taylor Swift, Michael Clarke Duncan

Friday: Channing Tatum, Drew Brees, Meat Loaf

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

Monday: Kevin Hart (The Five-Year Engagement), Brittan Snow (96 Minutes), First Aid Kit

Tuesday: Patton Oswalt, Gabrielle Union (Think Like a Man), Bo Burnham

Wednesday: Sean Hayes (The Three Stooges), Paul F. Tompkins, Girls

Thursday: Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Regina Hall (Think Like a Man), Emeli Sande

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

Monday: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Seann William Scott

Tuesday: Shaquille O’Neal, Lily Collins

Wednesday: Joel McHale (Community), James Cameron

Thursday: Tina Fey (30 Rock), John Slattery (Mad Men)

Friday: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

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

Monday: Zac Efron (The Lucky One), Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23), Noel Gallagher

Tuesday: ex of Dancing with the Stars, Ashanti

Wednesday: Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List), chef Georgia Pellegrini, Jason Mraz

Thursday: Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C), Kasabian

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: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Jane Goodall

Tuesday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Wednesday: Robert Reich

Thursday: tba

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

Monday: Bonnie Raitt (Slipstream)

Tuesday: Jonah Lehrer (Imagine: How Creativity Works)

Wednesday: John Cusack (The Raven)

Thursday: Tavis Smiley and Cornel West (The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto)

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

Monday: Gerry Dee, Samantha Bee, Coeur de Pirate

Tuesday: Eugene Levy, Martin Short, F—ed Up

Wednesday: Alan Thicke, Ron James, The Sheepdogs

Thursday: Jason Segel, Jeff Ross, Trombone Shorty

Friday: Russell Peters, Angelo Tsarouchas, k-os

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: D.L. Hughley co-hosts, Ice T, Paul Wesley

Tuesday: D.L. Hughley co-hosts, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Jane Goodall, Ronnie Wood

Wednesday: Mike Greenberg co-hosts, Olivia Wilde, Kevin Hart, Science Bob

Thursday: Seth Meyers co-hosts, Zac Efron (The Lucky One), Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory)

Friday:

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

Monday: Meredith Vieira, Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation)

Tuesday: Regis Philbin co-hosts, Ricki Lake, Gavin Rossdale and Bush

Wednesday: Jaleel White

Thursday: John Cusack (The Raven), Rashida Jones

Friday: Kevin Kline (Darling Companion), Girls, Toby Mac, Steven Lamm (No Guts, No Glory)

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Tori Spelling

Tuesday: Lynda Carter

Wednesday: cast of The Sound of Music

Thursday: Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos (The Three Stooges)

Friday: Steven Weber

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Michelle Obama, Katharine McPhee (Smash), Neon Trees (Picture Show)

Tuesday: Emily Blunt (The Five-Year Engagement), Jason Mraz (Love Is a Four-Letter Word)

Wednesday: Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU),

Thursday: Squeeze (Live at the Fillmore)

Friday: tba

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

Talk-show Tango March 26-30

In television on 03/25/2012 at 9:19 am

Some would say that the arrival of spring is a reason to not only spend more time outside but also begin the difficult spring task of disconnecting from the nightly winter habit of uninterrupted supper-till-late-news shifts on the sofa. That sounds a bit drastic. Baby steps people. Baby steps. Here is this week’s guest listing.

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Rachel Maddow (Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Train (California 37)

Tuesday: Jason Sudeikis (SNL), Lionel Richie with Jason Aldean (Tuskegee)

Wednesday: Chris Elliott (Eagleheart), Mohammed Nasheed (The Island President), Justin Townes Earle (Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now)

Thursday: Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Jim Rome (The Jim Rome Show), Broadway’s Once

Friday: Megan Mullally (Breaking In), Band of Skulls (Sweet Sour)

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

Monday: Robin Williams (R)

Tuesday: Justin Long, Noomi Rapace (R)

Wednesday: Pierce Brosnan, Laura Lippman (R)

Thursday: Lisa Kudrow, Weird Al Yankovic (R)

Friday: Sean Hayes, John Hodgman (R)

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

Monday: Elizabeth Banks, Carson Daly, Jake Owen

Tuesday: Mitt Romney, Megan Hilty, The Pierces

Wednesday: Rainn Wilson, Debbie Gibson, Gavin DeGraw

Thursday: Piers Morgan, Liam Hemsworth, Mat Kearney

Friday: Nicole Richie, Alan Jackson

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

Monday: Kristen Chenoweth (GCB), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), comic Moshe Kasher

Tuesday: Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Simon Pegg (MI2: Ghost Protocol), Macy Gray

Wednesday: Dana Carvey, Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory), Donovan

Thursday: Galactic

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

Monday: Sam Worthington, Casey Wilson, Swervedriver

Tuesday: Shaquille O’Neal, Lily Collins, Andrew Bird

Wednesday: Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), Ana Gasteyer, Wolfgang Puck

Thursday: Susan Sarandon, Adriana Lima, Patrizio

Friday:  Artie Lange, Greta Gerwig, Ed Sheeran

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

Monday: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Steven Seagal (True Justice), Shinedown

Tuesday: latest exes from Dancing With the Stars, Ashton Kutcher and Justic Bieber (Punk’d), All-American Rejects

Wednesday: Adam Carolla, NBA’s Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), White Rabbits

Thursday: Carson Daly (The Voice), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers), Esperanza Spalding

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: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Shaquille O’Neal

Tuesday: Sam Worthington

Wednesday: Ahmed Rashid

Thursday: Rachel Maddow

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

Monday: David Page (Whitehead Institute)

Tuesday: Charles Murray (Coming Apart)

Wednesday: Mark Ruffalo (Water Defense)

Thursday: Peter Beinart (The Crisis of Zionism)

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

Monday: Linden MacIntyre (Why Men Lie), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth’s Thirteen)

Tuesday: Arianna Huffington, Larry Miller (Little League, Adultery and Other Bad Ideas)

Wednesday: Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Michael E. Mann

Thursday: Chantal Kreviazuk (In This Life), Harlan Coben (Stay Close)

Friday: best of the week and the Joel Plaskett Emergency

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Jerry O’Connell co-hosts, Kate Winslet (The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror)

Tuesday: Jerry O’Connell co-hosts, Ryan Reynolds, Jane Lynch (Glee), Sammi Giancola (Jersey Shore), Deena Cortese

Wednesday: Josh Groban co-hosts, Charlize Theron, Nicolas Cage, Jessica Biel, Abigail Breslin

Thursday: Dan Abrams co-hosts, Channing Tatum, Anjelica Huston (Smash)

Friday: Mark Consuelos co-hosts, Tyra Banks

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

Monday: Woody Harrelson (Rampart), Carmen Wong (Love & Money) (R)

Tuesday: Eric McCormack (The Best Man), Annie Potts (GCB) (R)

Wednesday: 50 Cent, Steve Schirripa (Nothing Personal: Murder) (R)

Thursday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) co-hosts, Tyler Perry, cast of Dance Moms (R)

Friday: Ricky Gervais (Life’s Too Short) (R)

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Billy Campbell, Sabrina Soto

Tuesday: Fran Drescher, Jackie Warner

Wednesday: Gary Sinise (CSI: NY), Lesley Jane Seymore

Thursday: Miranda Lambert co-hosts, Niecy Nash, Chris Young

Friday: Reba McEntire (American Country Music Awards)

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Jennifer Aniston (Wanderlust) (R)

Tuesday: Michelle Obama, Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman in Black) (R)

Wednesday: Sophia Grace and Rosie, Channing Tatum (The Vow) (R)

Thursday: Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Big Time Rush (R)

Friday: Steven Tyler, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Young (R)

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

Talk-show Tango March 19-23: Counting down to The Hunger Games

In television on 03/19/2012 at 8:20 am

There’s a whole lot of Hunger Games going on this week, counting down to the Friday premiere (Thursday just past midnight, if you’re a night owl), plus a goodly amount of repeats. Settle in. But first, watch this trailer for The Hunger Games. Though, of course, you’ve read all the novels so you barely need this.

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: First Lady Michelle Obama, Esperanza Spalding (Radio Music Society)

Tuesday: Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games), Gail Collins (William Henry Harrison), The Shins (Port of Morrow)

Wednesday: Debra Messing (Smash), Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games), Oberhofer (Tim Capsules II)

Thursday: Paul Rudd (Wanderlust), John Witherspoon, Heartless Bastards (Arrow) (R)

Friday: Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Ringer), Die Antwoord (Tension) (R)

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

Monday: Anne Rice, comic Geoff Tate

Tuesday: Kathy Bates, Brad Goreski

Wednesday: Elizabeth Banks, comic Bryan Miller

Thursday: Ewan McGregor, Paula Poundstone as the voice of Geoff (R)

Friday: David Sedaris, NeedToBreathe, comic Jeff Cesario, Tom Lennon as the voice of Geoff (R)

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

Monday: Jamie Lee Curtis, Armie Hammer, Ro bert Glasper Experiment with Ledisi

Tuesday: Ron Paul, Frank Caliendo, The Wanted

Wednesday: Kim Kardashian, Sheri Shepherd, Tennis

Thursday: Arsenio Hall, Lily Collins, The Secret Sisters

Friday: Christina Aguilera, Melanie Fiona with J. Cole

Conan (midnight ET on Comedy Network1 a.m. on CTV)

Monday: Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), David Mizejewski, Dana Gould

Tuesday: Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Schirripa (Nothign Personal, The Secret Life of hte American Teenager), Sharon Van Etten

Wednesday: Joel McHale (Community), Sanjay Gupta, Birdy

Thursday: Will Ferrell (Casa de mi  Padre)

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

Monday: January Jones (Mad Men), Jeffrey Tambor

Tuesday: Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids, Mad Men), Rachael Harris

Wednesday: Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games), Chris Jericho

Thursday: Candice Bergen, Fergie, Jeff Musial

Friday: Christian Slater (Breaking In), Bethenny Frankel

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

Monday: Jessica Simpson (Fashion Star), Gael Garcia Bernal (Casa de mi Padre), The Naked and Famous

Tuesday: Kristen Bell (House of Lies), Ice Cube (21 Jump Street), KISS

Wednesday: Don Rickles, Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem with Travis Barker)

Thursday: Kristin Chenoweth (GCB), Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR), Neon Trees

Friday: Will Ferrell (Casa de mi Padre), Ellie Kemper (21 Jump Street), Allen Stone

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

Monday: Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street), Josh Wolf, Jen Kirkman, TJ Miller

Tuesday: Adrien Brody, Lavell, Crawford, April Richardson, Ross Mathews

Wednesday: Nicole Richie, Dan Levy, Arden Myrin, Bill Bellamy

Thursday: Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games), Moshe Kasher, Heather McDonald, Bobby Lee

Friday: Shirley Manson, Chris Franjola, Natasha Leggero, Ross Mathews (R)

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

Monday: Julianne Moore (Game Change) (R)

Tuesday: Rachel Weisz (R)

Wednesday: Grover Norquist (R)

Thursday: Will Ferrell (Casa de mi Padre) (R)

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

Monday: Jonathan Safran Foer (New American Haggadah) (R)

Tuesday: Audra McDonald (Porgy and Bess) (R)

Wednesday: Katherine Boo (Behind the Beautiful Forevers) (R)

Thursday: Mark McKinnon (No Labels) (R)

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

Monday: Lionel Richie (Tuskegee), Joe Cornish

Tuesday: Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Adam van Koeverden (Right to Play)

Wednesday: Richard Branson and Bo Derek, Gabrielle Miler (Sisters and Brothers)

Thursday: Little Mosque on the Prairie cast, Saul Williams (Volcanic Sunlight)

Friday: best of the week and Matt Haimovitz and Chris O’Riley

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Nick Lachey cohosts, Ice Cube (21 Jump Street), Joan Collins, Jennifer Goldstein (Prevention magazine)

Tuesday: Dana Carvey cohosts, Elizabeth Hurley, Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the the Yemen), Christina Ricci, Carla Gugino

Wednesday: Martin Short cohosts, Josh Duhamel

Thursday: Michael Strahan cohosts, Denzel Washington, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Weatherly, Vanessa Hudgens

Friday: Jerry O’Connell cohosts, Taylor Swift, Dwayne JOhnson, Rebecca Romijn

The View 11 a.m. ET, ABC and CTV)

Monday: tribute to mentors

Tuesday: Katharine McPhee (Smash), Drew Pinsky, Michael Corbett (What’s It Worth?)

Wednesday: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Andie MacDowell (Jane by Design)

Thursday: Cuba Gooding Jr. (Red Tails)

Friday: David Arquette, Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), The Cranberries

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: cast of B&B

Tuesday: Cote de Pablo

Wednesday: Miss Piggy

Thursday: Maya Rudolph

Friday: Wayne Brady

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

Monday: Bethenny Frankel, Million-Dollar Female Inventors, Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)

Tuesday: TLC’s Little Couple, American Idol ex-contestants

Wednesday: Caught on Tape, Ashley Judd (Missing)

Thursday: The Boy Who Cannot Eat, Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law)

Friday: Renegade Moms Take Matters into Their Own Hands, Jon Hamm and John Slattery (Mad Men)

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

Monday: Ed Helms (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), Kathy Freston

Tuesday: Armie Hammer (Mirror Mirror), Kevin Nealon, Birdy

Wednesday: Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games), Casey James

Thursday: tba

Friday:

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

Talk-show Tango March 12-16: Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill and Tatum Channing, Jason Segel, Plants and Animals with Basia Bulat

In television on 03/12/2012 at 7:46 am

Will Ferrell is everywhere this week for his new movie Casa De Mi Padre, as are Jonah Hill and Tatum Channing for 21 Jump Street and Jason Segel for Jeff, Who Lives at Home. I want to say something catty about what I call fratboy cinema but I just heard birds singing outside. It’s nearly spring. I should lighten up, for pity sake. So let’s have a look at the trailer for Ferrell’s effort, but first please also note that Montreal’s Plants and Animals are performing on Strombo Friday night with Basia Bulat. You’ll want to record that. And now, Will Ferrell…

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Will Ferrell (Casa De Mi Padre), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead)

Tuesday: Nick Offerman (Casa De Mi Padre), Amanda Peet (Bent), The Chieftains with the Low Anthem (Voice of Ages)

Wednesday: Martin Short, The Ting Tings (Sounds from Nowheresville)

Thursday: tba

Friday:

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

Monday: Leslie Bibb (CGB), David Milch (Luck)

Tuesday: Jason Segel (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), Jennette McCurdy

Wednesday: Regis Philbin

Thursday: Molly Shannon, Michael K. Williams

Friday: Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable), Charlie Higson

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

Monday: Jessica Simpson, Adam Carolla, Soja

Tuesday: Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street), Bethenny Frankel, Shooter Jennings

Wednesday: Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street), Drew Brees, Meat Loaf

Thursday: Kiefer Sutherland (Touch), Kathryn Hahn, Andy Grammer

Friday: Jimmy Fallon, H.L. McCullough, Toby Keith

Conan (midnight ET on Comedy Network1 a.m. on CTV)

Monday: Jonah Hill (Moneyball), John Noble (Fringe) (R)

Tuesday: James Franco, Nick Swardson (30 Minutes or Less) (R)

Wednesday: Anne Hathaway (One Day), Jason Momoa, Sean O’Connor (R)

Thursday: Louis C.K. (Louie), Jim Sturgess (One Day), Hugh Moore (R)

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

Monday: Joan Rivers, Stacy Keibler (R)

Tuesday: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Chris Hardwick (R)

Wednesday: Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Tim Tebow (R)

Thursday: Taylor Lautner, Adam Levine (R)

Friday: Snoop Dogg, Fitz and the Tantrums (R)

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

Monday: Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil), Keane

Tuesday: Will Ferrell (Casa De Mi Padre), Ellie Kemper (21 Jump Street), Allen Stone

Wednesday: Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street), The Crystal Method with Martha Reeves

Thursday: tba

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: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Grover Norquist

Tuesday: Will Ferrell (Casa De Mi Padre)

Wednesday: Rachel Weisz

Thursday: tba

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

Monday: Katherine Boo (Behind the Beautiful Forevers)

Tuesday: Andrew Bird (Break It Yourself)

Wednesday: Mark McKinnon (No Labels)

Thursday: Dexter Filkins (The New Yorker)

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

Monday: Arlene Dickinson (Dragon’s Den), Danny Bhoy

Tuesday: George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones), Rossif Sutherland

Wednesday: Ashley Judd (Missing), Bill Blaikie

Thursday: Lisa Ray, Dave Chilton

Friday: best of the week and Plants and Animals with Basia Bulat

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Kyle MacLachlan cohosts, Cee Lo Green (The Voice), Nicole Richie (Fashion Star),

Tuesday: Mark Consuelos cohosts, Will Ferrell (Casa De Mi Padre), Elle MacPherson (Fashion Star)

Wednesday: Michael Strahan cohosts, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory)

Thursday: Michael Strahan cohosts, Ashley Judd (Missing), Whitney Cummings (Whitney, 2 Broke Girls)

Friday: Michael Strahan cohosts, John Larroquette (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man), Mary McCormack

The View 11 a.m. ET, ABC and CTV)

Monday: tba

Tuesday: Adrien Brody (Detachment), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies)

Wednesday: Miss Piggy and Kermit

Thursday: cast of Pretty Little Liars, Donald Sutherland (Hunger Games)

Friday: Eric McCormack (The Best Man), Annie Potts (GCB), designer Isabel Toledo

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory) (R)

Tuesday: Emmy Rossum (Shameless) (R)

Wednesday: Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman in Black)

Thursday: pre-empted

Friday: pre-empted

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

Monday: “New STD Website Outs People Without Proof or Consent”

Tuesday: “Families of Serial Killers and Olympic Boxing Hopeful Beats the Odds”

Wednesday: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), “Polygamy Dating Sites”

Thursday: “Medical Mysteries with Sanjay Gupta and The Muppets”

Friday: “Wehre Are They Now? John Ramsey 15 Years After His Daughter JonBenet’s Death”

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

Monday: Jason Segel (Jeff, Who Lives at Home)

Tuesday: Jessica Simpson, Ellie Kemper (21 Jump Street)

Wednesday: Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street), Chris Rene (The X-Factor, Young Home)

Thursday: tba

Friday:

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

Talk-show Tango March 5-9: Taylor Kitsch and Willem Dafoe for John Carter, plus Emmylou Harris

In television on 03/05/2012 at 2:09 am

Lots of reruns, I’m afraid, but there are beacons. Like Taylor Kitsch with Strombo (and Willem Dafoe elsewhere) to talk about the next big thing in film, John Carter, and Don Fleming and Emmylou Harris on the Colbert Report for the Alan Lomax Collection. Here’s the trailer to John Carter, which opens Friday (sorry about the ad).

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Woody Harrelson (Rampart), Stephen Merchant (Life’s Too Short), Lana Del Ray (Born to Die) (R)

Tuesday: Jon Stewart (The Daily Show), grocery bag champ Stephanie Teteak, Yelawolf with Kid Rock (Radioactive) (R)

Wednesday: Kathy Griffin, Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory), Joseph Arthur (The Graduation Ceremony) (R)

Thursday: Howard Stern (America’s Got Talent), The Airborne Toxic Event (All I Ever Wanted) (R)

Friday: “Jungle” Jack Hanna, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) (R)

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

Monday: Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), comic Louie Anderson

Tuesday: Joel McHale (Community)

Wednesday: Susan Sarandon (30 Rock), comic Dan Boulger

Thursday: Raquel Welch, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards

Friday: Kristin Davis (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), Chris O’Dowd

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

Monday: Michelle Obama, Mark Harmon (NCIS), Imelda May (R)

Tuesday: Madonna, Chris Colfer (Glee), Joe Perry (R)

Wednesday: Rachel McAdams (The Vow), Cee Lo Green (The Voice), Cee Lo Green with Vicci Martinez (R)

Thursday: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Levine (The Vow), Chiddy Bang (R)

Friday: Denzel Washington (Safe House), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Estelle (R)

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

Monday: Zac Efron (The Lorax), Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X), Joe Louis Walker (Hellfire)

Tuesday: Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings), WZRD (WZRD)

Wednesday: Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids), Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Kumail Nanjiani

Thursday: Rob Riggle (The Lorax, 21 Jump Street), Mike Lawrence

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

Monday: Donald Trump, Idris Elba , Jake Owen (R)

Tuesday: Bill Cosby, Anthony Mackie, Wale (R)

Wednesday: William Shatner, Padma Lakshmi, Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad

Thursday: Maya Rudolph, Dylan Ratigan, Young Jeezy with Ne-Yo

Friday: Paul Rudd, Gabrielle Union

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

Monday: Sean Combs (Undefeated), Science Bob Pflugfelder, Miley Cyrus (R)

Tuesday: Jessica Alba (The Honest Company), Barney Frank, cooking with Nathan Myrhrvold, Tower of Power (R)

Wednesday: Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton, Jake Owen (R)

Thursday: Joan Rivers (Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best), Maria Menounos (Dancing with the Stars), Mat Kearney (R)

Friday: Steven Tyler (American Idol), Harvey Weinstein (The Artist), Melanie Fiona (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

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Shaun Donovan

Tuesday: Julianne Moore (Game Change)

Wednesday: Cecile Richards

Thursday: Trita Parsi

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

Monday: Audra McDonald (Porgy and Bess)

Tuesday: Jonathan Safran Foer (New American Haggadah)

Wednesday: Willem Dafoe (John Carter)

Thursday: Don Fleming and Emmylou Harris (Alan Lomax Collection)

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

Monday: Andrea Martin, Tom Perrotta

Tuesday: Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Jim Prentice

Wednesday: Taylor Kitsch (John Carter), Mary Simon

Thursday: Olivia Wilde (Butter), Vandana Shiva, Lea Pool (Pink Ribbons, Inc.)

Friday: best of the week and Eight and a Half

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: Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Friends with Kids), Israeli ambassador Michael Oren, ex RNC chair Michael Steele, ex SEIU head Andrew Stern, journalist and judge Catherine Crier

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Nick Lachey cohosts, Kristin Davis, Alison Sweeney

Tuesday: Nick Lachey cohosts, Fran Drescher, Chris Paul

Wednesday: Pat Kieman, Willem Dafoe (John Carter). Leslie Bibb (GCB)

Thursday: Martin Short cohosts, Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)

Friday: Martin Short cohosts, Kathy Bates

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

Monday: 50 Cent, Steve Schirripa (Nothing Personal: Murder for Hire)

Tuesday: Nathan Lane (Mirror, Mirror), Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory)

Wednesday: Raven-Symone cohosts, Pastor Mark and Grace Driscoll, Karina Smirnoff (Dancing with the Stars)

Thursday: Bill O’Reilly, Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation)

Friday: Vera Wang, comic Bone Hampton

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Megan Mullally (Breaking In)

Tuesday: Idina Menzel

Wednesday: Don Cheadle (House of Lies)

Thursday: Amy Brenneman (Private Practice)

Friday: Rick Springfield

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

Monday: Easy Money Hour

Tuesday: Could You Be Fired Over Your Facebooik Page? and A Mom’s Double Life

Wednesday: One a a Kind Primordial Twins

Thursday: Are ADHD Drugs Helping or Hurting you Kids, plus Kristin Davis

Friday: Julianne Moore (Game Change), Jack Hanna

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

Monday: Julianne Moore (Game Change), Idina Menzel (Barefoot at the Symphony)

Tuesday: Christian Slater (Breaking In), Lenny Kravitz (The Hunger Games)

Wednesday: tba

Thursday:

Friday:

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

Talk-show Tango Feb. 27 to March 2: Jay Baruchel, Lyle Lovett

In television on 02/27/2012 at 11:04 am

The last time Jay Baruchel was on Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show, some tittering resulted. I’ll be staying late Thursday for that visit by the Montreal star of Goon to the Thursday Late Late Show. Also on my calendar for the week are a couple of appearances by Lyle Lovett, promoting his album Release Me, available this week. I couldn’t find a music video from Lyle, so here’s a link to the last Baruchel visit chez Ferguson.

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Ed Helms (The Lorax), Dan Patrick (The Dan Patrick Show), Lyle Lovett (Release Me)

Tuesday: Nathan Lane (Mirror, Mirror), Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Estelle (All of Me)

Wednesday: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Taylor Kitsch (John Carter), Robert Glasper Experiment with Lupe Fiasco and Bilal

Thursday: Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids), White Rabbits (Milk Famous)

Friday: Denzel Washington (Safe House), The Fray (Scars & Stories) (R)

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

Monday: Eric Idle, Sarah Paulson

Tuesday: Mehmet Oz, Carrie Keagan

Wednesday: Tom Lennon, Phil Plait

Thursday: Henry Winkler, Jay Baruchel (Goon)

Friday: Dennis Miller, The Light Brigade

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

Monday: Megan Fox, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Mariachi El Bronx

Tuesday: Khloe Kardashian Odom (Khloe & Lamar), Rob Schneider (Rob)

Wednesday: John McCain, Elizabeth Olsen, Romeo Santos

Thursday: Julianne Moore, Brady Barr

Friday: Chickenfoot

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

Monday: Artie Lange and Nick DiPaulo (The Nick and Artie Show), Chiddy Bang

Tuesday: Betty White (The Lorax), Young Jeezy with Ne-Yo

Wednesday: Khloe Kardashian Odom (Khloe & Lamar), Jeb Corliss, comic Matt Knudson

Thursday: Megan Mullally (Breaking In), Steven Ho

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

Monday: Julianne Margulies (The Good Wife), Seann William Scott (Goon)

Tuesday: Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jennifer Westfeldt

Wednesday: Danny De Vito, Larry the Cable Guy

Thursday: Lindsay Lohan, Rob Riggle

Friday: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

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

Monday: Melanie Fiona

Tuesday: Mat Kearney

Wednesday: Ed Helms (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), Leslie Bibb (GCB), Wallpaper

Thursday: Joan Rivers (Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best), Nicki Minaj

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: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday: Stephen Merchant (Life’s Too Short)

Wednesday: tba

Thursday:

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

Monday: King Peggy of Otuam, Ghana

Tuesday: Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute

Wednesday: William Shatner (Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It)

Thursday: Claire Danes (Homeland)

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

Monday: Steven Van Zandt (Lillyhammer), Jay Martin (Giving Thanks Gospel Comedy Show)

Tuesday: Ali Velshi (How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now), Trish Stratus

Wednesday: Jordan Knight, Robert Harris

Thursday: Don Cherry, David Chilton

Friday: best of the week and The Kills

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Uggie (The Artist)

Tuesday: Lucy Liu (Southland), Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable)

Wednesday: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Larry the Cable Guy, Taylor Kitsch (John Carter)

Thursday: Dan Abrams, Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Kristin Chenoweth (GCB)

Friday: Dan Abrams, Anjelica Huston (Smash), Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods)

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

Monday: Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Ed Helms (The Lorax), Kathy Gingrich Lubbers and Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Tuesday: Mary J. Blige, Dana Delaney, Alan Rickman

Wednesday: Gayle King, Kathy Ireland, Lyle Lovett (Release Me)

Thursday: Zac Efron (the Lorax), Olympic boxing hopeful Quanitta Underwood and Hazzauna Underwood

Friday: Katharine McPhee (Smash), Dr. Drew Pinsky

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Patrick Heaton

Tuesday: Penny Marshall

Wednesday: Emmy Rossum (Shameless)

Thursday: Jane Leeves

Friday: David James Elliot

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Meredith Vieira (Rock Center with Brian Williams), Emily VanCamp (Revenge)

Tuesday: Sophia Grace and Rosie, Kate Walsh (Private Practice)

Wednesday: Kacie B. (The Bachelor), Lauren Gray (American Idol)

Thursday: tba

Friday:

Denise Duguay

@tweetinthebox

Talk-show Tango Feb. 20-24: Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Paul Rudd and Wanderlust

In television on 02/20/2012 at 10:16 am

Who doesn’t love Jennifer Aniston. Well, except for … Nevermind.

Jennifer Aniston and equally gotta-love Paul Rudd are in this new movie (along with Jen’s new beau, Justin Theroux, comic knockout Malin Akerman and Energizer bunny Alan Alda) called Wanderlust. You gotta see it. Or at least that’s the message I’m getting from this week’s talk-show guest list. It’s everywhere. Here’s the trailer. Have a good week.

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Jungle Jack Hanna, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)

Tuesday: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Eric Hutchinson (Moving Up Living Down)

Wednesday: Paul Rudd (Wanderlust), John Witherspoon, Heartless Bastards (Arrow)

Thursday: K’naan and Nelly Furtado (More Beautiful than Silence)

Friday: Matthew Broderick (Nice Work If You Can Get It), comic Nick Griffin, We Are Augustines (Rise Ye Sunken Ships)

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

Monday: Jayma Mays (Glee), Jean Michel Cousteau

Tuesday: Bill Maher (Real Time), Eloise Mumford

Wednesday: Carson Kressley, Anne Rice

Thursday: Malin Akerman (Wanderlust), Jon Ronson

Friday: John Waters, Jennifer Carpenter (Gone, Dexter)

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

Monday: Taylor Swift, Michael Clarke Duncan (The Finder), Los Lobos’ Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo with Robert Randolph and Chris Layton

Tuesday: Bill O’Reilly, Rob Riggle, Rumer

Wednesday: Tim Allen (Last Man Standing), Rocket City Rednecks, Jessie Baylin

Thursday: Meredith Vieira (Rock Center with Brian Williams), Jackson Murphy, Redlight King

Friday: Jennifer Aniston (Wanderlust), Adam Levine, Chiddy Bang

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

Monday: Adam Sandler, Christina Tosi, Joe Jonas (R)

Tuesday: Amanda Seyfried (Gone), Andy Lewis, Fun (Some Nights)

Wednesday: Jennifer Aniston (Wanderlust), Ron and Amy Shirley (Lizard Lick Towing Company), Jay Larson (Self-Diagnosed)

Thursday: comic Mike Epps, Dhani Harrison (George Harrison Guitar App)

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

Monday: Anjelica Huston (Smash), Hugh Dancy, Todd Glass, Nick Jonas (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)

Tuesday: Tyler Perry (Good Deeds), David Wain, David Alan Grier (Porgy and Bess)

Wednesday: Alan Alda (Wanderlust), performance from Broadway show Ghost

Thursday: William Shatner (Shatner’s World: We All Just Live in It), Padma Lakshmi (Alcatraz), performance from Broadway’s Anything Goes

Friday: Paul Rudd (Wanderlust), Gabrielle Union, performance from Broadway’s Sister Act

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

Monday: Nathan Fillion (Castle), Josh Hutcherson (Jorney 2: The Mysterious Island), Far East Movement

Tuesday: Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Kate Upton (2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition)

Wednesday: Jessica Alba (The Honest Company), Barney Frank, Nathan Myhrvold, Tower of Power

Thursday: Justin Theroux (Wanderlust), Die Antwoord

Note special Sunday (Oscar) night special, live starting at (approximately) midnight: Billy Crystal, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Coldplay and more

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian (We’re with Nobody)

Tuesday: Russ Feingold (While America Sleeps: A Walke-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era)

Wednesday: tba

Thursday: Paul Rudd (Wanderlust)

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

Monday: Ann Patchett (Parnassus Books)

Tuesday: Robert Kagan (The World America Made)

Wednesday: Nancy Pelosi

Thursday: Placido Domingo (Los Angeles Opera)

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

Monday: Gerry Dee (Mr. R), Samantha Bee (Daily Show), Coeur de Pirate

Tuesday: Eugene Levy, Martin Short, F–ked Up

Wednesday: Alan Thicke, Ron James, The Sheepdogs

Thursday: Jason Segel, Jeff Ross, Trombone Shorty

Friday: Russell Peters, Angelo Tsarouchas, k-os

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars)

Tuesday: Matthew Morrison (Glee) cohosts, Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family)

Wednesday: Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars) cohosts, Patricia Heaton (The Middle)

Thursday: Mark Consuel0s cohosts, Jorge Garcia (Alcatraz), Cobra Starship

Friday: Mark Consuelos cohosts

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

Monday: William Shatner (Shatner’s World: We All Just Live in It), M. William Phelps (Dark Minds)

Tuesday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Tyler Perry (Good Deeds), cast of Dance Moms

Wednesday: Star Jones

Thursday: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Paul Adelstein (Private Practice)

Friday: Lori Greiner (Shark Tank)

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Jamie Lee Curtis

Tuesday: Regis Philbin

Wednesday: Joan and Melissa Rivers

Thursday: Tom Arnold

Friday: Tyler Perry (Good Deeds)

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

Monday: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Amanda Seyfried (Gone)

Tuesday: Zac Efron and Taylor Swift

Wednesday: Randy Jackson (American Idol), Justin Theroux  (Wanderlust), Natasha Bedingfield (Chimes of Freedom)

Thursday: Jennifer Aniston (Wanderlust), performance from the Cirque du soleil show OVO

Friday: Seth Rogen, Bethenny Frankel

Denise Duguay

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Talk-show Tango Feb. 13-17: Reese Witherspoon, Courteney Cox, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

In television on 02/13/2012 at 10:08 am

The thing I am most looking forward to this week is Valentine’s Day. Not because it’s all chocolate and flowers. Blech! But because it marks the return of Courteney Cox and Co. on Cougar Town, the great show with the stupid name, Tuesday at 8:30 on ABC and Citytv. Also, because it’s the debut of the very slick, fun-looking spy action romance This Means War, starring Reese Witherspoon and in theatres Tuesday.

Others of you might be more interested in more manly things, like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Or Montreal star Jay Baruchel’s new movie, Goon. Nobody’s judging. You go ahead.

LATE NIGHT

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

Monday: Reese Witherspoon (This Means War), Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Top 10, Michael Weatherly (NCIS), Kasabian (Velociraptor!)

Tuesday: Viola Davis (The Help), Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model, Mark Ronson, Erykah Badu, Zigaboo Modeliste and Dap Kings (RE: GENERATION)

Wednesday: Jon Stewart (The Daily Show), Yelawolf with Kid Rock (Radioactive)

Thursday: Joan Rivers, Andrew Lincoln (Walking Dead)

Friday: Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Mike Birbiglia

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

Monday: Carol Burnett, Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)

Tuesday: Joss Stone with Dave Stewart

Wednesday: Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Morena Baccarin (The Mentalist)

Thursday: Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Smart

Friday: Margaret Cho

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

Monday: Jennifer Lopez (American Idol, Q’Viva), Jeff Dunham, The Civil Wars (Barton Hollow)

Tuesday: Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds), Dorothy Custer, The Cranberries

Wednesday: Bill Maher (Real Time), Alexandra Wentworth, Punch Brothers

Thursday: Amanda Seyfried, Billy Gardell, Monica and Brandy

Friday: Dave Salmoni, The Fray

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

Monday: Ice-T and Coco (Ice Loves Coco), Adam Prally (Happy Endings), Wale

Tuesday: Reese Witherspoon (This Means War), RZA (Californication), The Intergalactic Nemesis

Wednesday: Curt Schilling

Thursday: Steve Martin, Rebecca Romijn (Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds), Cake

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

Monday: Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Curt Schilling, John Besh

Tuesday: Donald Trump, Idris Elba (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Jake Owen

Wednesday: Greg Kinnear, Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable), The Drums

Thursday: Maya Rudolph (Up All Night), Dylan Ratigan, Young Jeezy featuring Ne-Yo

Friday: Ricky Gervais (Life’s Too Short), Thandie Newton, Sinead O’Connor

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

Monday: Jeff Goldblum (Glee), David Alan Grier (Porgy & Bess), Lana Del Rey

Tuesday: John Goodman (The Artist), Kevin Nealon, Robin Thicke

Wednesday: Science Bob Pflugfelder, Miley Cyrus

Thursday: Chris Pine (This Means War), Khloe Kardashian Odom (Khloe and Lamar), Puscifer

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: tba

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

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

Monday: Fawzia Koofi

Tuesday: Ricky Gervais (Life’s Too Short)

Wednesday: tba

Thursday: Arne Duncan

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

Monday: Bill McKibben (350.org)

Tuesday: William J. Broad (The Science of Yoga)

Wednesday: Claire Danes (Homeland)

Thursday: Susan Cain (Quiet)

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

Monday: Anne Rice (The Wolf Gift), Craig Oliver

Tuesday: Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill (Goon), Spencer Wells

Wednesday: Adrienne Arsenault, Bill Duke (Dark Girls)

Thursday: Wendy Crewson (The Vow, Winnie), John Giorno

Friday: best of the week and Young Empires

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: tba

DAYTIME

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

Monday: Randy Jackson cohosts, Reese Witherspoon (This Means War), Katharine McPhee (Smash)

Tuesday: Randy Jackson cohosts, Christina Perri (A Thousand Years)

Wednesday: Tony Potts cohosts, Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj (Viva Glam), Khloe Kardashian

Thursday: Josh Groban cohosts, Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Jersey Shore’s male cast

Friday: Josh Groban cohosts, Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Chris Byrne (American International Toy Fair)

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

Monday: Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy)

Tuesday: Courteney Cox and Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town), Roma Downey, Deborah Feldman (Unorthodox)

Wednesday: Ricky Gervais (Life’s Too Short), Westminster Dog Show winner

Thursday: Ricardo Chavira, James Denton, Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives)

Friday: fourth annual Mutt Show

The Talk (2 p.m., CBS)

Monday: Ice T and Coco (Ice Loves Coco), Khloe Kardashian

Tuesday: Daniel Goddard and Christen Khalil

Wednesday: Thandie Newton

Thursday: Lisa Kudrow

Friday: tba

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

Monday: MTV’s Teen Mom and The Real Face of Teen Pregnancy, plus What Would You Do? with John Quinones

Tuesday: Could You Protect Yourself? and Animal Planet’s Pit Boss Shorty Rossi

Wednesday: Blended Family Boot Camp

Thursday: Making Money Off of Murder and Public Shaming

Friday: New Toddlers and Tiaras Controversy

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

Monday: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony (Q’Viva),

Tuesday: Kris and Bruce Jenner (Kris Jenner … and All Things Kardashian), Sophia Grace and Rosie

Wednesday: Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), skier Josh Dueck, Sierks Bentley (Home)

Thursday: tba

Friday: tba

Denise Duguay

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