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In The Hot Seat: What to watch (or not) on TV talk shows this week

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Brian Austin Green with Tori Spelling, back in the day

Monday, November 5
Watch: Rick Springfield performs "Jessie's Girl" on Rachael Ray. …It's still a great song, come on. Speaking of '80s sex symbols, David Hasselhoff is on "The Talk." "Access Hollywood Live" helps you prep for your election party, and Oliver Stone comes on "Tavis Smiley" to talk about his new book, which is apparently rather unkind to Obama.

Skip: "Live with Kelly & Michael" has their Halloween show, which Hurricane Sandy delayed, but it's going to seem forced now.

Tuesday, November 6
Watch: Cross-talk alert! Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan visit Katie Couric for their first sit-down interview together. Jeff Probst is interviewing J.Lo's former, now estranged, personal makeup artist, Scott Barnes, which could get train-wrecky in a fun way.

Skip: Election coverage blacks out most of the night-time chat shows, but "The Late Late Show" is a rerun featuring Carrot Top — a must-not-see for many people.

Wednesday, November 7

Watch: Michael J. Fox is on Katie Couric; he may talk about his new TV series, set to hit the airwaves next fall, but we hope he talks about his recurring role on "The Good Wife," because we love him in that. Rachael Ray hosts organizational pro Peter Walsh to remake your fridge for diet success — although we'd settle for just being able to remember things are in the crisper before they turn to sludge. Tom Bergeron is hilarious and has great stories; watch him on "Access Hollywood Live."

Y!TV interviewed Tom Bergeron recently; check out the Q&A here

Skip: Still got Russell Brand fatigue? Might want to pass on "Conan."

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Hayden Panettiere is super-psyched at the CMAs

Thursday, November 8
Watch: Katie Couric interviews former NBA player Keyon Dooling about his decision to leave the league and deal with his troubled past. This could be what they call a "tough sit" — the subject is sexual abuse — but could also be enlightening and helpful for some. And the Random Guest Combo-Tron 3000 has spat out a beaut on "The View": Jessica Chastain ("The Help"), Brian Austin Green (famous original "90210"), and Debi Mazar ("Goodfellas"). And Hayden Panettiere is on "Chelsea Lately," which could get interesting.

Skip: Miley Cyrus squeezing the last drop out of that new hairdo/"Two and a Half Men" guest shot combo on "Ellen."

Friday, November 9
Watch: Bond meets "Twilight" on Kimmel, who has both Stephenie Meyer and Daniel Craig. And the Combo-Tron scores another victory on "The Talk" with a "Top Blue Magnum Dead Chef" mash-up: Tom Selleck of "Blue Bloods," Sarah Wayne Callies of "Walking Dead," and Rick Bayless of "Top Chef Masters" all come by.

Watch clips from "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" on Yahoo! Movies

Skip: This might actually turn into a total watch, but the Brooklyn Nets' Brooklynettes (say that five times fast) dancers on "Live with Kelly & Michael" seems more likely to be a snoozer.

Enjoy Daniel Craig's visit to "SNL" right here:

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