“The Tonight Show” is adding Sundays this fall.
NBC said during the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday that it will air five broadcasts of the Jimmy Fallon-hosted late-night series on Sunday nights following “Sunday Night Football.”
The first Sunday “Tonight Show” will be on Sept. 8, after the defending champion New England Patriots open their season against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season debut of “SNF.” Fallon will air after the local news that follows the game. Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan will be the guests that night, along with Kelly Clarkson, who will promote her upcoming NBCUniversal daytime talk show. Kane Brown will perform.
The other four “Tonight Show” Sunday telecasts will air Oct. 6, 20, 27 and Dec. 1. You can watch a promo for the special Sunday “Tonight Show” broadcasts in the video above.
Additionally, “Tonight Show” will kick off the fall TV season with a week full of live shows on Sept. 23-27.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and Jim Bell serves as Executive in Charge. The show is produced by Gerard Bradford and Jamie Granet-Bederman.
NBC kicks off its 2019 NFL season — the league’s 100th — a few days prior on Thursday, Sept. 5 with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers.