In an effort to reclaim its No. 1 most-watched ranking in late night, NBC announced on Thursday (Aug. 8) that “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will air on Sunday in late night for five times this fall, starting September 8. Those telecasts will follow “Sunday Night Football” and its subsequent late local news.
The first post-“Sunday Night Football” show on Sept. 8 follows a prime AFC match-up when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots. Guests for the “The Tonight Show” telecast will include Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan, who will promote their new film, “Just Mercy.” In addition, Kelly Clarkson will appear to discuss her latest project, the daytime series “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” and country singer Kane Brown will perform.
The other four “Tonight Show” Sunday telecasts are Oct. 6, 20, 27 and Dec. 1. Guests still to be determined for those dates.
Additionally, the show will broadcast an entire week live on Sept. 23-27, which is the opening week of the new fall season.
“The Tonight Show” tapes before a live studio audience from Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City.