“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” announces first week of guests

Jimmy Fallon ended his stint as host of Late Night last Friday (joined by The Muppets in a fun sendoff), and will start as host of The Tonight Show beginning Feb. 17, bringing the program back to New York City. It had already been announced that Fallon’s guests on the first show would be Will Smith and U2, but today NBC fleshed out the full guest list for the first week of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:


Monday, Feb. 17: Guest Will Smith and musical guest U2.

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Guests Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig and musical guest Lady Gaga.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Guest Bradley Cooper and musical guest Tim McGraw.

Thursday, Feb. 20: Guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and musical guest Arcade Fire.

Friday, Feb. 21: Guest Justin Timberlake.

Since NBC is still broadcasting the Winter Olympics during this week, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will air following Olympic coverage at midnight ET Feb. 17-20. The show will air in its regular 11:35pm ET time slot Feb. 21.

UPDATE 2/17/14: NBC has also announced the guests for Week Two of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

Monday, Feb. 24: Guests include Reese Witherspoon, Fred Armisen and musical guest Rick Ross with The Roots.

Tuesday, Feb. 25: Guests include Paul Rudd, Shaquille O’Neal and Hannibal Buress.

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Guests include Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler (appearing together) and musical guest Dierks Bentley.

Thursday, Feb. 27: Guests include Denzel Washington, Shaun White and musical guest Sara Bareilles with The Roots.

Friday, Feb. 28: Guests include Cameron Diaz, Ralph Fiennes and Martio Batali.



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