One way we fill the long, dreary space between the holidays and spring is parking ourselves in front of the tube to see who’s first out of the entertainment gate for the New Year.

Just think, Glasvegas, Rocco DeLuca, Bang Camaro, Little Joy, Okkervil River, Lady GaGa, Lenka, Zac Brown Band or Yelle could be the name on everyone’s lips for the next 12 months. And you can say you were there at the beginning.

Monday, January 05
Heather McDonald, Brad Wollack, Sarah Colonna – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Ricky Gervais, Glasvegas – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Iron & Wine – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Doyle & Debbie – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Artie Lange, T-Pain – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – rerun
Richard Lewis – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Tuesday, January 06
Foreigner – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
– “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
Kevin James, Erin McCarley – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Queen Latifah, The Pussycat Dolls – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Bang Camaro – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Mike Birbiglia – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Quincy Jones, Little Joy – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Wednesday, January 07
Greg Behrendt – “The View”
Akon – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Okkervil River – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Jeff Dunham – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
The Gabe Dixon Band – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Thursday, January 8
Kevin James – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Lady GaGa – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Howie Mandel, Lady Antebellum – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Lenka – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Amy Sedaris – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Friday, January 9
Wendy Liebman – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Eagles of Death Metal – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Zac Brown Band – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Paula Poundstone – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Kevin Nealon, Yelle – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Saturday, January 10
Paolo Nutini, Grupo Fantasma – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Taylor Swift – “Saturday Night Live”