Jimmy Fallon said goodbye to “Late Night” on Friday. When he says hello to “The Tonight Show” next week, he will do so with a tremendous five-day guest lineup.
As previously announced, Will Smith and U2 will be the guests on Monday, Feb. 17’s inaugural “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The following evening, Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig and musical guest Lady Gaga will stop by the New York City studio.
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, Bradley Cooper and musical guest Tim McGraw will join Fallon on the Manhattan stage, where the show relocated following decades in Burbank, Calif. Thursday night, First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and musical guest Arcade Fire will welcome Fallon to his new show. Obama was previously announced as a first-week guest.
And of course, what Fallon takeover would be complete without buddy Justin Timberlake? The duo, who have shared so much camera time on “Late Night” and “Saturday Night Live,” will link up once more on Friday’s show.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” launches following The Olympics at midnight on Feb. 17-20, with the Feb. 21 telecast to air in its regular 11:35 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Josh Lieb. Gavin Purcell also produces. “The Tonight Show” tapes before a live studio audience from the newly renovated Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center.
Jay Leno’s final “Tonight Show” aired last Thursday. Seth Meyers takes over “Late Night” beginning on Monday, Feb. 24, when his first guest will be Amy Poehler.