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Medium Cool: Best Talk Show Guests Week Of January 4th, 2016


Monday, January 4

Jimmy Fallon: Sylvester Stallone, John Stamos, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
Stephen Colbert: Samuel L. Jackson, Olivia Hallisey, Foals
Seth Meyers: Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Zella Day, Matt Sorum
James Corden: Sarah Silverman, Taylor Kinney, Alicia Vikander, Jamie Lee
Carson Daly: Kevin Pereira, Broncho, Emily Beecham (R 11/11/15)
Tavis Smiley: Andrea Bocelli
Daily Show: David Cross
At Midnight: Doug Benson, Jonah Ray, Michaela Watkins
Conan O’Brien: Martin Short, Lauren Ash, 5 Seconds of Summer
Watch What Happens Live: Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz
The View: Susan Sarandon, Rocco DiSpirito
The Talk: Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Rickey Smiley
Kelly & Michael: Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Higgins Visits, Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach
Ellen DeGeneres: Matt Damon, Natasha Lyonne (R 9/29/15)
Wendy Williams: Elizabeth Hurley, the cast of “The Royals” (R 11/12/15)
Meredith Vieira: Rev. Run & Justine Simmons
The Real: Justin Baldoni

Tuesday, January 5

Jimmy Fallon: Kristen Stewart, Michael Shannon, Cage the Elephant
Stephen Colbert: John Krasinski, George Church
Seth Meyers: Samuel L. Jackson, the Kids in the Hall, Sana Amanat, Matt Sorum
James Corden: Sarah Hyland, Jack McBrayer, Rami Malek
Carson Daly: Cary Fukunaga, the Julie Ruin, Christopher Abbott (R 11/12/15)
Tavis Smiley: Ringo Starr
Daily Show: Ryan Coogler
At Midnight: Doug Benson, Matt Besser, Mary Holland
Conan O’Brien: Quentin Tarantino, pilots Yves Rossey & Vince Reffet
Watch What Happens Live: Erika Girardi, Cheyenne Jackson
The View: George Takei, Deborah Roberts, Al Roker
The Talk: Pauley Perrette, Kevin Frazier
Kelly & Michael: Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Lopez
Meredith Vieira: Tia Mowry, Lisa Edelstein
The Real: Renee Lawless, Aaron O’Connell, guest co-host Candis Cayne

Wednesday, January 6

Jimmy Fallon: Billy Joel, J.K. Simmons
Stephen Colbert: Jerry Seinfeld, Sen. Rand Paul, Andra Day
Seth Meyers: Retta, Sam Hunt, Matt Sorum
James Corden: Kurt Russell, Paul Dano
Carson Daly: Judah Friedlander, Heartless Bastards, John Florence (R 11/16/15)
Tavis Smiley: Ringo Starr
Daily Show: David J. Peterson
At Midnight: Doug Benson, Chris Cubas, Jamie Lee
Conan O’Brien: Ray Liotta, Amy Landecker, Grizfolk
Watch What Happens Live: Dave Foley
The View: Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton
The Talk: Taylor Kinney, Yesi Ortiz
Kelly & Michael: Felicity Huffman, Damian Lewis, James Oseland
Ellen DeGeneres: Ricky Gervais, Saoirse Ronan
Meredith Vieira: Sherri Shepherd
The Real: Big Boy, guest co-host Mel B.

Thursday, January 7

Stephen Colbert: Damian Lewis, America Ferrera, the Floyd-Little Double Dutch Team
Seth Meyers: Tim Roth, La La Anthony, Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse, Matt Sorum
James Corden: Gael Garcia Bernal, Meghan Trainor
Carson Daly: Daniel Wu, Cherry Glazerr, Ross Partridge (R 12/16/15)
Tavis Smiley: James Taylor
Daily Show: Dalia Mogahed
At Midnight: Doug Benson, Rory Scovel, Erica Rhodes
Conan O’Brien: Ricky Gervais, Rory Scovel
Watch What Happens Live: Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh
The View: Day of Hot Topics
The Talk: Lily James, Keltie Knight
Kelly & Michael: Emmy Rossum, Shaun T
Ellen DeGeneres: Queen Latifah, Marlon Wayans, Shaping Sound Dance Company
Meredith Vieira: Morgan Spurlock
The Real: iLoveMemphis (R 11/3/15)

Friday, January 8

Stephen Colbert: Matthew Broderick, Sarah Parcak, Kacey Musgraves
Carson Daly: Rachel Bloom, Houndmouth, Lena Waithe (R 11/17/15)
Tavis Smiley: James Taylor
The View: Timothy Omundson, Karen David
The Talk: Tom Cavanagh, Anne Burrell
Kelly & Michael: Tyler Perry, Dr. Ian Smith
Ellen DeGeneres: Eva Longoria, Bob Harper
Meredith Vieira: Hoda Kotb, Grant Kemmerer
The Real: Isaiah Mustafa, guest co-host Bevy Smith

Comment: YESSSSSSSSS…. the long holiday is over and everyone, except for Carson Daly for some obscure reason, is back at work for 2016. I was thinking of making Cage The Elephant m choice of the weak, just to annoy everyone, but my heart wasn’t in it. Various members of “The Hateful Eight” are all over the talk shows, and I’ve had a crush on Jennifer Jason Leigh since she was in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”, so maybe but Billy Joel is spending the rest of his life performing a concert a month at MSG so let’s give it to him.

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