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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 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





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


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





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



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