Jimmy Fallon books Will Smith, U2 for first episode of ‘The Tonight Show’

Tonight Show -Are you ready for a late-night revolution? While it may be a little bit too much of a stretch to call “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that, the host is going to be trying everything that he can in order to ensure one of the best, most entertaining shows possible come February 24.

Well, we do not know that Fallon is going to be bringing out the big gungs for his show the rest of the way. Will Smith is going to be the lead guest for the first edition of the show, though there will also be a performance by rock legends U2. Do we really think that these will be the only famous people to appear on the show? Hardly. The rest of the guests are probably just going to be under a heavy lock and key so that you’re actually surprised when they come on the show.

Fallon also said at TCA Sunday that there are going to be a few weeks a year where he comes out to Los Angeles, which was the setting of the original “Tonight Show.” What is interesting about his move is that it has seemingly tilted the balance even more for celebrity interviews to the Big Apple. You already have David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Andy Cohen, and newcomer Seth Meyers in the city, leaving Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Arsenio Hall, Conan O’Brien, and Craig Ferguson as the chief Los Angeles talk-show hosts for stars to visit in late-night. Only one of these hosts is in charge of a program on a major network airing before midnight.

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