David Letterman announces guest line-up
CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman will return to air tonight (Jan. 2) with guests Robin Williams and music act Shooter Jennings. Letterman, along with all other late-night shows, has been in reruns since the writers’ strike began almost two months ago. NBC’s Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel also return tonight, and Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart-hosted The Daily Show will return on Jan. 7, but all will air without their writers on board. Since the Letterman-owned Worldwide Pants owns Late Show and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (which also returns tonight), it was able to secure a unique interim agreement with the WGA that allows writers to work on the shows during the strike.
Letterman’s guests on Thursday (Jan. 3) will be Bill Maher, Juno star Ellen Page, and performers from the Broadway musical Young Frankenstein. Friday’s guests will be Donald Trump and hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco. Leno, O’Brien, and Kimmel have not revealed their guests for this week, though Leno has reportedly lined up Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.