FILE - This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows Will Smith at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. NBC announced Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, that Will Smith will appear on the Feb. 17 debut of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. U2 will perform. Justin Timberlake will close out the week, which will also include appearances from Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig and Jerry Seinfeld. Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Tim McGraw will also perform during the week. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
U2, Timberlake, Obama to appear on new Fallon show
The Associated Press
First Published Feb 10 2014 02:45 pm • Last Updated Feb 10 2014 02:45 pm
New York • Jimmy Fallon is premiering his new show with a bang.
NBC announced Monday that Will Smith will appear on the Feb. 17 debut of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." U2 will perform.
Justin Timberlake will close out the week, which will also include appearances by first lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig and Jerry Seinfeld.
Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Tim McGraw will perform during the week.
The first four episodes of Fallon’s new show will air at midnight following the Sochi Winter Olympics. Its regular time slot is 11:35 p.m. Eastern.
Fallon replaces Jay Leno, who hosted "The Tonight Show" for 22 years. "Saturday Night Live" alum Seth Meyers is Fallon’s successor; his "Late Night" show debuts Feb. 24.
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