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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 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


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





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


Denise Duguay



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