NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is ready for some football as it plans a week of live shows as well as to air five times after NBC’s high-rated Sunday Night Football games.
The first of these live shows will air Sunday, Sept. 8, following a season-opening match up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and last year’s Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
Guests for the telecast will include Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan, who will share a clip of their new film, Just Mercy. Kelly Clarkson also will be on hand to chat up her new daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, which debuts the next day, and singer Kane Brown will perform.
The other four live Tonight Show Sunday telecasts are Oct. 6, 20, 27 and Dec. 1. The Tonight Show will air all five nights following late local news.
Additionally, the show will broadcast live during the week of Sept. 23-27, which opens the fall TV season. Fallon recently hosted two live shows from its home studio at 30 Rock after the first Democratic presidential primary debates on June 26 and 27. Prior to that, live Tonight Show telecasts aired following Super Bowl LII and Super Bowl XLIX.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon comes from Universal Television and Broadway Video and is executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Jim Bell serves as executive in charge, with Gerard Bradford and Jamie Granet-Bederman producing. The Tonight Show tapes before a live studio audience from Studio 6B in 30 Rockefeller Center.