Ashanti has stepped center stage with her new album and is making the talk show rounds, as are those ubiquitous folks from “American Idol,” with appearances scheduled for newly crowned winner David Cook and season five champ Taylor Hicks.

And one of our faves from the hip-hop scene, Coolio, will sit down with Craig Ferguson this week. Wonder if they’ll discuss cooking? (Click here to see what we’re talking about.)

Thursday, June 12

Chris Brown – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – rerun

Alanis Morissette – “The Tavis Smiley Show”

Ashanti, Owen Benjamin – “Chelsea Lately”

Emmylou Harris – “Late Show with David Letterman”

David Cook – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Forever the Sickest Kids – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Carolina Liar – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

P.O.D. – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Friday, June 13

Kenny Chesney – NBC’s “Today” show

Trisha Yearwood, Taylor Hicks – “Live with Regis and Kelly”

Plain White T’s – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – rerun

Kevin Nealon, Greg Proops – “Chelsea Lately”

Nick Griffin – “Late Show with David Letterman”

Larry the Cable Guy, Ashanti – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Brian Scolaro – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Secondhand Serenade – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Coolio – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Saturday, June 14

Jack Johnson, Rilo Kiley – “Austin City Limits” – rerun

Usher – “Saturday Night Live”