Now that "Conan" is one week into its existence, it's time to re-evaluate the late night landscape. The show did a massive rating on its premiere night and then settled into more realistic (though still impressive) territory for the rest of the week, but it will be impossible to tell how much "Conan" has really affected the other shows out there (especially the Comedy Central double-team of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report"). With the luster of newness wearing off every day, O'Brien will have to rely on his comedy bits and his guest booking power. This week brings an eclectic batch of stars to his couch, including LL Cool J and Sharon Jones (Monday, November 15), Harrison Ford (Tuesday, November 16), Russell Brand and Kid Rock (Wednesday, November 17) and Jesse Eisenberg and Venus Williams (Thursday, November 18th).
That's a pretty good lineup for O'Brien, though admittedly he's missing a key ingredient this week: Any connection at all to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which opens this Friday and will no doubt be taking over all corners of the pop culture universe for the next few weeks. David Letterman begins his week with a little "Potter" action, as he has Emma Watson on Monday's episode of "The Late Show With David Letterman." The rest of the week is no less exciting, with Jay-Z and Rihanna (Tuesday), Jake Gyllenhaal (Wednesday) and Nicki Minaj (Thursday) rounding out his week. Meanwhile, "The Tonight Show" will feature visits from Russell Crowe (Monday), Nelly (Tuesday), Christina Aguilera (Wednesday), George W. Bush (Thursday) and the little-seen Garth Brooks (Friday, November 19).
Over on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," host Kimmel will chat with Miranda Cosgrove (Monday) and introduce performances from Trey Songz (Tuesday), Nelly (Wednesday) and My Chemical Romance (Thursday). Jimmy Fallon will devote the entire Tuesday night episode of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" to Bruce Springsteen, while he'll also spend quality time with "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe (Monday) and Rascal Flatts (Wednesday). On cable, Jay-Z will stop in to chat with Jon Stewart on Wednesday's episode of "The Daily Show," while "The Colbert Report" will feature a visit from John Legend on Tuesday.
But to really get your "Harry Potter" fix, you'll have to tune in to "Live With Regis and Kelly." They'll feature all three of the film's primary stars in Rupert Grint (Monday), Emma Watson (Tuesday) and Daniel Radcliffe (Wednesday). That's a lot of magic for one morning show.