Sunday, February 22, 2009

Guests of the Week: Feb. 22-27, 2009

Lots of reruns this week: David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jay Leno and Carson Daly all take the week off, and it's your last chance to catch "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on the tube, as a week of repeats will precede Jimmy Fallon's debut on March 2.

"The Daily Show" returns from a vacation week with a quartet of good guests, mostly old favorites: on Monday, honcho Jeff Bezos, who we guess will be discussing the new Kindle, which will be released tomorrow; Tuesday, Ricky Gervais; Wednesday, Tom Selleck; and Thursday, Brian Williams. Jimmy Kimmel welcomes one of his comedy idols, Don Rickles, who is always a lot of fun on the show. "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick will discuss his choice on Friday's "The View." One of Talk Show News's favorite novelists, T.C. Boyle, chats with Tavis Smiley on Monday.

Tonight after the Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel will be doing a special show with guests Mel Gibson and Robin Thicke. (It airs at 11:30 PM on the West Coast.) If you miss it, it'll be repeated on Friday.