NBC is taking no risks with the launch of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
In addition to assuring its first four episodes receive lead-in support from the Winter Olympics, NBC has also confirmed a star-studded list of guests for the inaugural week of episodes.
Names like Jerry Seinfeld, Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell and Michelle Obama will joined the previously confirmed Will Smith as first week interview guests. High-profile acts like U2, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire will provide music.
Frequent Fallon collaborator Justin Timberlake is also due for major involvement on the Friday, February 21 show. He is presently the only act listed for the final night of premiere week.
NBC’s full “Tonight Show” lineup follows:
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.