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NBC unveils Jay Leno's first guests on 'The Tonight Show' 2.0

February 22, 2010 | 10:53 am

Since Late-Night-Gate erupted last month, celebrities have been threatening to boycott "The Tonight Show." NBC released Monday the roster of guests willing to sit again on the couch with Jay Leno when the show returns March. 1. In conclusion, the world has not ended and Leno will indeed have people to talk to, including former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Simon Cowell and the cast of "Jersey Shore."

Here's the schedule:

Monday, March 1 – Guests include Jamie Foxx, Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn and a musical performance by Brad Paisley

Tuesday, March 2 – Guests include Sarah Palin and Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White

Wednesday, March 3 – “Jaywalk All-Stars” with the cast of “Jersey Shore”; Chelsea Handler; the most decorated American winter Olympian, speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno; and a musical performance by Avril Lavigne

Thursday, March 4 – Guests include Matthew McConaughey and Jason Reitman

Friday, March 5 – Guests include Morgan Freeman and Meredith Vieira

Monday, March 8 – Guests include Simon Cowell

Tuesday, March 9 – Guests include Christoph Waltz and animal expert Dave Salmoni, with a musical performance by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Wednesday, March 10 – Guests include Kristen Stewart and Guy Fieri
Thursday, March 11 – Guests include Dana Carvey and Kim Kardashian, with a musical performance by Colbie Caillat

Friday, March 12 – Guests include Dakota Fanning and Judd Apatow

— Maria Elena Fernandez (follow me on Twitter @writerchica)

Photo: Sarah Palin. Credit: Joe Burbank/MCT


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