Someone is cashing in some serious favors over at NBC. Jimmy Fallon, former Saturday Night Live rubber-faced comic, begins his career as a late-night talk show host in early March, and if he wasn't nervous before he will be now. His first guest is one of Hollywood's greatest: Robert DeNiro.
NBC today announced the guests for the premiere week of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and it's a doozy. Bobby D is scheduled as Fallon's first guest on March 2 when the lights go on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for the first time, meaning Fallon isn't wasting any time warming up.
But his schedule only gets slightly easier from that point on. Tuesday night will see his former SNL castmate Tina Fey on the couch, Wednesday and Friday spotlight two out of three Charlie's Angels in Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, respectively, and Thursday puts Fallon face-to-hairpiece with Donald Trump. Musical guests for the first week include Van Morrison and Ludacris.
Fallon is taking over for Conan O'Brien, who tapes his final Late Night with Conan O'Brien tomorrow night before moving to Jay Leno's old 11:30 p.m. later this year. Leno will get his own show at 10 p.m. this fall.