The week starts off with two repeats of note tonight (Monday). Amy Adams, who plays a linguist in the recent film Arrival, is on tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live repeat (it originally aired last week). If you missed the MythBusters build team (Kari Byron, Tori Belleci, and Grant Imahara) on Last Call last month, it’s on again late tonight. The first season of their new program, White Rabbit Project, is available on Netflix.
As happens occasionally, cast members who play scientists on The Big Bang Theory make the rounds. This week Johnny Galecki can be seen Thursday night on The Late Show, and his co-star Jim Parsons will be on Late Night. Parsons can also be seen in Hidden Figures, the film about NASA mathematicians in the early space race.
On Tuesday, Lyft co-founder John Zimmer will be a guest on The Daily Show (which is airing a rare Friday episode in connection with the Inauguration). Michael Lewis will sit down with Conan O’Brien that same night, likely to discuss his latest book, The Undoing Project, which chronicles a scientific collaboration on decision-making research.