Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of November 17

This will be the last full week of new episodes before American Thanksgiving.  Buoyed by this month’s science-themed films, there are plenty of opportunities this week.

The Imitation Game is premiering at the end of next week, and lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch is making the rounds to promote.  He plays computer scientist Alan Turing in the film.  This morning (Monday) he was on with Kelly and Michael, and tonight he visits The Tonight Show.  Tuesday he sits down with Jon Stewart.  Keira Knightly plays a colleague of Turing’s in the movie.  She will be on with Kelly and Michael Tuesday morning, and with Seth Meyers on Wednesday evening.

The other science movies this month continue with promotion.  Earlier today Interstellar star Matthew McConaughey was on The Talk.  He will make his last visit with Craig Ferguson on Thursday.  His co-star Jessica Chastain will be on The Daily Show Wednesday night.  Eddie Redmayne, who plays Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, will visit Seth on Tuesday and The Daily Show Thursday.

There are other science-related guests this week.  Mayim Bialik, a neuroscientist who plays one on The Big Bang Theory, double dips on Thursday, starting on The View and ending on Late Night with Seth Meyers.  Her co-star Kunal Nayyar was on Ellen earlier today (Monday).  The show will bring on its science person, Steve Spangler, on Tuesday.  Finally, The Talk will have on its technology correspondent, Chi-Lan Lieu, on Friday.

On a related note, the new host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, will sit down with David Letterman on Friday.  Aside from a couple of Doctor Who episodes, this is probably the first time most people will have seen him.  I doubt it will be enough time to get a sense of how much science and technology stuff, but it should give some indication of whether you’ll like his show.


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