Jun 5, 2009

The War on Late Night

Live from New York, It's... 'The Tonight Show'!

Lorne Michaels is now longer producing Conan O'Brien's late night antics-- but "The Tonight Show" is planning to showcase a number of "Saturday Night Live" alums in coming weeks.

No less than three ex-"SNL" cast members are scheduled to visit with O'Brien over the next two weeks, according to a guest lineup for "Tonight" released by NBC. The wave begins Monday when Eddie Murphy is set to be O'Brien's lead guest.

Later next week, former "Weekend Update" anchor Norm MacDonald has been booked for the June 11 edition of "Tonight." And the next night, June 12, longtime "SNL"-er Kevin Nealon is scheduled to stop by.

O'Brien, of course, did a stint as an "SNL" writer before he took over "Late Night."

"SNL" isn't the only sketch show supplying guests for O'Brien. Jamie Foxx, who first came to fame on "In Living Color," has been booked as both a guest and a musical performer on June 12.

Here's the full list of guests who've been announced to appear on "Tonight" over the next two weeks:

Monday, June 8: David Duchovny and Anna Friel

Tuesday, June 9: Eddie Murphy and musical guest Bonnie Raitt & Taj Majal

Wednesday, June 10: Dane Cook, Steven Ho and musical guest Rancid

hursday, June 11: Norm MacDonald ,Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Neko Case

Friday, June 12: Jamie Foxx, Kevin Nealon and music by Jamie Foxx

Monday, June 15: Joe Torre and musical guest Spinal Tap

Tuesday, June 16: Larry David, Lauren Conrad and musical guest Gavin Rossdale

Wednesday, June 17: William Shatner, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and musical guest Incubus

Thursday, June 18: Features musical guest The Dead Weather

Friday, June 19: Features musical guest Holly Williams


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