One thing’s for certain, the quality of guests on the talk show circuit isn’t slacking just because the week’s winding down.

Take your pick from music legends (Dionne Warwick), comedy greats (Chris Rock, Drew Carey), Swedish imports (The Hives), former “American Idol” contestants (Jennifer Hudson), talented relatives (Jakob Dylan, Solange Knowles) and a bluegrass hootenanny (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival).

Thursday, September 25

Kid Rock – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Dionne Warwick – “The Tavis Smiley Show”

Alex Reymundo, Ben Gleib – “Chelsea Lately”

Damon Albarn – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos”

Morningwood – “Late Show with David Letterman”

The Hives – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Jakob Dylan – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Friday, September 26

Finesse Mitchell, Gary Valentine – “Chelsea Lately”

Russell Peters – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos”

Chris Rock, Darius Rucker – “Late Show with David Letterman”

Jennifer Hudson – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Amos Lee – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Solange Knowles – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – rerun

Drew Carey, Lady Antebellum – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Seether – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Saturday, September 27

– “Austin City Limits” – rerun

Duffy – “Saturday Night Live”