Garth Brooks, Sophia Bush Set for NBC’s “TODAY” Show

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After cancelling his November appearance in observance of the Ferguson protests, country legend Garth Brooks is due to visit NBC’s “TODAY” Show this January.

The network confirms that Brooks will appear during all three segments of the January 8 episode.

Brooks, who recently returned to the music scene courtesy album “Man Against Machine,” is booked for performances in the 7-9AM and 10-11AM portions. He will take part in an interview during the hour in between.

Other guests for that episode include Matt LeBlanc, Allison Williams, Terrance Howard and Patton Oswalt.

Currently light on performers (Brooks is the only musical guest confirmed thus far), NBC’s lineup for the first full week of 2015 does feature a healthy dose of interview guests. Kathy Griffin will promote “Fashion Police” during two segments of the January 5 episode, while Sophia Bush is set to do the same for her “Chicago PD” on January 6. Other upcoming guests include John Cena, Lena Dunham and Maggie Grace.

NBC’s “TODAY” Show listings follow:

Monday, December 29

(7-9 a.m.) ShopSmart magazine’s Best Products of 2014. Frazzle to Dazzle: Holiday hair. Bob Dotson on Today.

(9-10 a.m.) 2015 By the Numbers: Money. Parents magazine’s best apps. Five ingredient appetizers. 2014 entertainment trivia games.

(10-11 a.m.) Today: The Musical. Today’s Buzz: Best and worst of 2015.

Tuesday, December 30

(7-9 a.m.) Jake Gyllenhaal on Nightcrawler. Frazzle to Dazzle: Holiday makeup. Top pop hits of 2014.

(9-10 a.m.) 2015 By the Numbers: Health. New Year’s at home style. Tips to get out of holiday debt.

(10-11 a.m.) Eric Metaxas on his book, Miracles. Twin makeovers with Louis Licari. Gadgets to help with your resolutions.

Wednesday, December 31

(7-9 a.m.) Frazzle to Dazzle: Holiday style. The year in funny. The year in pictures. Is this menu making me fat?

(9-10 a.m.) The year in entertainment and news. Last-minute party dishes. Today’s Yearender.

(10-11 a.m.) New Year’s Eve party games. Today’s Yearender. New Year’s Eve cocktails.

Thursday, January 1

(7-9 a.m.) TBD.

(9-10 a.m.) How to make resolutions stick. 2015 tech. Elbow Room’s Chip Wade on Today. 2015 Trends: Fashion faceoff.

(10-11 a.m.) Marie Osmond on Today. Joshua Jay on his book, Big Magic for Little Hands. Ambush Makeovers. Valorie Burton on her book, Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable. Cousins Undercover’s Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri on Today.

Friday, January 2

(7-9 a.m.) Winter getaway deals. Purge the clutter. Parade Magazine: Today takeover.

(9-10 a.m.) Ticket to Hollywood. Healthy weeknight recipes for 2015. Best Time, Day, Month to… How to finish 2015 with $2,015 in your pocket.

(10-11 a.m.) Best apps of the new year. The Cleanup: Take back your house. Dressing slimmer. Cleaning up Christmas. Man candy and cupcakes.

Monday, January 5

(7-9 a.m.) Kirstie Alley on Today. Dr. Mehmet Oz on Today. Kathy Griffin on Fashion Police. Celebrity Apprentice: who got fired?

(9-10 a.m.) Healthy Latin eating. Pop Fix. Must mark your calendar.

(10-11 a.m.) Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag on Marriage Boot Camp. Kathy Griffin on Fashion Police. Ultimate Survival Alaska.

Tuesday, January 6

(7-9 a.m.) Nicole Kidman on Paddington. Steals and Deals. Sophia Bush on Chicago P.D..

(9-10 a.m.) #StartToday. Tame the toys. Tamron’s Tuesday Trend.

(10-11 a.m.) Donny Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy on Donny Loves Jenny. Sophia Bush on Chicago P.D.. Josh Altman on Today.

Wednesday, January 7

(7-9 a.m.) Lena Dunham on Girls. Michael Keaton on Birdman . Food Trends 2015.

(9-10 a.m.) Maggie Grace on Taken 3. Kym Whitley on Raising Whitley. Pop Fix. Kitchen gadgets for 2015.

(10-11 a.m.) Jill Martin on Today. Shedding toxic people and situations. Wedding trends. John Cena on Today.

Thursday, January 8

(7-9 a.m.) Matt LeBlanc on Episodes. Allison Williams on Girls. Garth Brooks performs live on Today.

(9-10 a.m.) Garth Brooks on Today. Terrance Howard on Empire. Patton Oswalt on Today.

(10-11 a.m.) Garth Brooks performs live on Today. Ambush makeovers. TBD.

Friday, January 9

(7-9 a.m.) Golden Globes preview. Visit to the set of Insurgent. Tom Colicchio on Best New Restaurant.

(9-10 a.m.) The week in pictures. Pop Fix. Wellness and fitness trends.

(10-11 a.m.) Bobbie’s Buzz. Assess your marriage. Judith Light on Today. Wearable gym wear.

Saturday, December 27

Year-end financial tips. 2014: The year in news. Best time to buy a car.

Sunday, December 28

The year in sports. Smart dating academy.

Saturday, January 3


Sunday, January 4


Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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