Sam Hunt, Taraji P. Henson Scheduled for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

An Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress, a veteran actor-director and a rising country music superstar are scheduled for an upcoming edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Per NBC’s tentative listings, “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson, “Public Morals” creator and star Edward Burns and “House Party” singer-songwriter Sam Hunt will appear on the August 18 edition of its flagship late night talk show.

Of the three, only Henson has previously appeared on the Fallon-hosted “Tonight Show.”

Other upcoming “Fallon” guests:

8/10 – Christopher Meloni and Luke Bryan
8/11 – Kristen Stewart, Jim Belushi and Yolanda Adams
8/12 – Ben Kingsley, Henry Cavill and Reba McEntire
8/13 – Paul Giamatti, Alicia Vikander and Robin Thicke
8/14 – Kevin Spacey, Keegan-Michael Key and Monroe Martin
8/17 (tentative; not yet advertised) – Zac Efron, Fran Lebowitz and “Amazing Grace” cast
8/19 (tentative; not yet advertised) – Heidi Klum, David Oyelowo and Carly Rae Jepsen

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.

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