Jimmy Fallon debuts Monday as Late Night host

NEW YORK – Almost a year after Jimmy Fallon was named new host of NBC’s “Late Night,” and 10 days after predecessor Conan O’Brien departed, Fallon makes his debut Monday.

Fallon’s scheduled opening-night guests include Robert De Niro and Justin Timberlake, with Van Morrison his musical guest. It airs at 12:35 a.m. EST.

An hour earlier on CBS, “Late Show with David Letterman” was kicking off some musical excitement of its own: the first of a full week of performances by the superstar band U2. In an unprecedented weeklong booking by “Late Show” (airing at 11:35 p.m. EST), U2 is promoting its new album, “No Line on the Horizon.”

“It will be interesting to see if they can make it past Wednesday night,” Letterman said on Monday’s show.
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