Sunday, February 8, 2009

Guests of the Week: Feb. 9-13, 2009

Talk Show News is soaking up the sun on vacation this week instead of absorbing the cathode rays of late night television, but if we do decide to hunker down with some TV this week, here's who we'll be watching:

David Letterman's got the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover reveal on Monday and will feature an interview with the newly crowned covergirl on Wednesday. In between, the crew of US Airways "Miracle On The Hudson" Flight 1549 fits Dave into their busy media schedule. A pair of reliably good guests, Martha Stewart and stand-up comic Jake Johannsen, will visit Dave on Friday. Loopy "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul has rebooked her date with Jay Leno for this Wednesday. Lewis Black is "Back in Black" with Craig Ferguson on Thursday. Conan O'Brien starts saying farewell to 12:30 with some heavy hitters, including Norm Macdonald (Tuesday), his time slot successor Jimmy Fallon (Wednesday) and Alec Baldwin (Thursday); tell your tween sister that the Jonas Brothers will be stopping by on Friday. (The boys will also be the musical guests on this weekend's "SNL," with Baldwin as the host.) Jimmy Kimmel welcomes a contestant from "Dancing with the Stars" Season 8 on Tuesday -- we're betting it'll be his old pal DAG (David Alan Grier). Demetri Martin plugs "Important Things" on Thursday's "JKL." The wonderful Neil deGrasse Tyson's talk with Tavis Smiley is now scheduled for Friday. Phil Keoghan of "The Amazing Race," Talk Show News's favorite reality show, globetrots over to Bonnie Hunt's set on Friday.

Don't Bother: We love Jimmy Kimmel, but really wish he would stop booking Andy Dick (Wednesday). After the Ivanka Incident, we notice they're only putting him on with other male guests now (actor Grant Show will follow him).