Jimmy Fallon's first week includes DeNiro, Fey, Trump

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.

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Mar 04, 2009
I was disappointed with his first show...but maybe he'll get better. Although, I did enjoy seeing Conan in the brief first few minutes of the show..I wanted to beg him not to leave.
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Feb 22, 2009
Like Peter Griffin from Family Guy says, Who does he think he is laughing throught every sketch he has not earned that right, I think it is going to be the same thing, I think he is going to act like Chris Farley interviewing Mcartney, Jeff Daniels etc.
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Feb 22, 2009
Arsenio? His show was a hit. I agree on Chevy. I'll watch first week, but only Conan is appointment viewing.
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Feb 21, 2009
One can only hope that comedian turned late night host does better than history shows: Chevy Chase, Arensio Hall.
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Feb 21, 2009
I'll be watching the first episode under a magnifying glass because nothing Fallon has done so far tv/film has impressed me. Someone must really have faith in this guy... if his stand up is anything like his Weekend Updates on SNL... I'm sure I won't be the only one flipping away from NBC.
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Feb 20, 2009
CAn't say that I will be watching all that often but when I do I am sure he will be cool.
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Feb 20, 2009
This doesn't interest me in the slightest but I'm sure there will be people out there who will enjoy it.
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Feb 19, 2009
Sorry I will stick with the CBS late night line up
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