Hurricane Sandy hit the US this week causing serious damage to many areas including New York, New Jersey and Washington DC.
It was unclear whether talk shows based in New York would be able to tape throughout the week but they battled on nonetheless.
Late Show With David Letterman
David Letterman still put out shows all week but Monday’s and Tuesday’s happened without an audience and Monday’s show started with a cold opening of Dave and Paul outside the Ed Sullivan Theater talking about whether to go ahead or not followed by a special title sequence.
There was a lack of technicians during Hurricane Sandy as well so some elements of the Late Show such as the Top Ten list were a little more basic than usual:
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon also went ahead without an audience at the start of the week. The first show on the Monday started with a cold open followed by Fallon’s usual monologue.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report were both pre-empted on Monday and Tuesday but returned with new shows for the rest of the week.
Jimmy Kimmel Live was taping a special week of shows from Brookyln, New York this week. Monday’s show was cancelled for news coverage of Hurricane Sandy but the rest of the week’s shows went ahead as planned. Letterman, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert all appeared on the programmes.