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WGA STRIKE UPDATE: Returning Late-Night Shows Name Guests

Robin Williams to Appear on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman ; NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Welcome Mike Huckabee 1/01/2008 06:56:00 AM Eastern

With late-night shows from CBS and NBC set to return Wednesday, the networks are starting to fill out their guest lists.

Robin Williams

Actor/comedian Robin Williams will be the first guest on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, AP reported. Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, announced an agreement with the striking Writers Guild of America to have its writers return. The deal also covered the production company’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which follows Letterman on CBS.

And NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno will welcome former Arkansas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, according to AP. The Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien are returning without writers.

There was no word at press time on guests for Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson or ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the latter of which is also returning without writers Wednesday.

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