If we had to choose just one word to describe the plethora of musical talent on display on the tube this week, that word would be “interesting.”

May we offer for your amusement Purple Reign, a Prince tribute show from Las Vegas?

Or how about an appearance by the first lady of France, Carla Bruni Sarkozy? She models, she throws a mean soiree for foreign dignitaries and she sings. (We always thought Hillary Clinton was impressive, but she doesn’t have a record contract.)

You loved him in movies like “Footloose,” “A Few Good Men” and “Wild Things.” But you’ll appreciate Kevin Bacon even more when you hear him belt out a tune with brother Michael.

And if troubled or temperamental musicians is your thing, you’re really in luck this week, with appearances scheduled by Kanye West, Brian Wilson and Scott Weiland.

Monday, November 17
Donnell Rawlings, Dan Levy – “Chelsea Lately”
George Canyon – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos”
Purple Reign – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Lisa Lampanelli, Barry Manilow – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Snoop Dogg, Brian Regan, Blitzen Trapper – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Kanye West – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – rerun
Wayne Brady, P.O.D. – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Tuesday, November 18
Enrique Iglesias – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Scott Henry – “Chelsea Lately”
Kathy Griffin, David Archuleta – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Cold Hard Cash – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Larry the Cable Guy, Adele – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Paul Simon – “The Colbert Report”
Paramore – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The Bacon Brothers – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Saving Abel – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Wednesday, November 19
Denis Leary, Katherine McPhee – “The View”
David Cook – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Jessica Simpson – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Sarah Colonna, Sandra Bernhard, Jo Koy – “Chelsea Lately”
Mr. Brownstone – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Kristen Chenoweth, Nickelback – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Leona Lewis – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Sarah McLachlan – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Matt Iseman, Elon Gold – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Thursday, November 20
Miley Cyrus – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Yusuf Islam – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Jim Norton – “Chelsea Lately”
David Foster – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos”
Super Diamond – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Tenacious D – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Brian Wilson – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Richard Belzer – “The Daily Show”
The Hives – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Larry the Cable Guy, Third Day – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Panic at the Disco – “Last Call with Carson Daly – rerun

Friday, November 21
Il Divo – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Natalie Cole – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
David Alan Grier, Iliza Shlesinger, Jim Florentine, George Wallace – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Russell Peters, Kings of Leon – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos”
Scott Foley – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
The All-Starz – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Scott Weiland – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Vampire Weekend – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Panic at the Disco – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Saturday, November 22
Gnarls Barkley, Thievery Corporation – “Austin City Limits”
Ludacris and T-Pain – “Saturday Night Live”