Jimmy Fallon's first 'Tonight Show' guests to include Will Smith, U2
Jimmy Fallon is set to have an A-list welcome for his first week as host of "The Tonight Show."
NBC announced that actor Will Smith and rock band U2 will be the first guests of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," when the host takes over Jay Leno's post beginning on Feb. 17.
NBC also confirmed that Fallon would be among Leno's final guests as host of "The Tonight Show," in addition to Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley, Sandra Bulluck and Betty White. Leno's final week begins on Feb. 3, bringing an end to a 22-year run as "The Tonight Show" host.
It was announced in April 2013 that Fallon would take over for Leno following the completion of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Fallon's "Tonight Show" will also no longer be filmed in Los Angeles, California and will move back to its original New York City home. "Saturday Night Live" and Fallon's current "Late Night" showrunner, Lorne Michaels, will serve as the show's new executive producer.
Fallon's former "Saturday Night Live" co-star, Seth Meyers, was announced as his replacement on "Late Night," following "The Tonight Show." Meyers will begin his hosting duties on Feb. 24.