First, a bit of business: After not getting very much information for a while, we now know a whole lot more about Conan O'Brien's upcoming return to late night. A few weeks ago we learned the title of his new show ("Conan" or "Conaw," depending on your sense of humor) and over the weekend it was confirmed that Max Weinberg will not in fact be coming back as the band leader (that job will fall to guitarist Jimmy Vivino, who regularly filled in for Weinberg whenever he was on vacation or touring with the E Street Band).
Of course, we still have to wait until its November premiere before we know what "Conan" will be like, which is why we must make do with the hosts we have now until then. Luckily, this week is a fine stretch to lose sleep over late night laughs. It all begins on "The Late Show With David Letterman," which will welcome Jon Stewart in a rare guest appearance on Tuesday (September 28th). Music-wise, Letterman will throw to performances from Runner Runner (Monday, September 27), N.E.R.D. (Tuesday) and Drake (Friday, October 1). There will also be an appearance by "The Social Network" star Jesse Eisenberg on Wednesday (September 29), marking one of the many, many interviews the cast of that movie will give in a push for its release this week.
If you're really hungry for information on "The Social Network," you should stay glued to "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' this week. He'll have stars Andrew Garfield (Monday), Justin Timberlake (Wednesday) and Jesse Eisenberg (Thursday, September 30) as well as writer Aaron Sorkin (Friday). Fallon will also welcome performances by the Temper Trap (Monday), Teenage Fanclub (Tuesday), Belle and Sebastian (Wednesday) and the Vaselines (Thursday).
Jay Leno doesn't have any "The Social Network" cast members on "The Tonight Show," though he will have performances by Train (Tuesday), Seal (Wednesday) and Kenny Chesney (Friday). Jimmy Kimmel's slate of shows this week includes Maroon 5 (Tuesday), Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (Wednesday) and the Avett Brothers (Thursday).
"The Daily Show" will have a killer week, beginning with Bill O'Reilly (Monday) and ending with Timberlake (Thursday). And if you have any energy in the morning, you can catch the entire cast of "The Social Network" on "The View" on Friday (with Sorkin as a teaser on Wednesday).
Who are you most looking forward to seeing on talk shows this week? Let us know in the comments!