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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 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





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


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)


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





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



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