In the past few months, the relationship between Donald Trump and NBC has been strained, to say the least, but it’s not a rift that will remain rocky forever. (At least theoretically.) Trump will return to the network later this month as a guest on The Tonight Show to help Jimmy Fallon kick off the fall season. I’m guessing there are going to be some fireworks, but probably not ones made outside the United States.
Currently making multiple headlines a day as his Presidential campaign moves forward, Trump will take to the Tonight Show couch on Friday, September 11, to talk about his campaign, and will likely throw some shade at his competitors from both political parties. He’ll also be discussing other issues, and you can bet that immigration will come up, and possibly some of the flak he’s taken in recent weeks about Megyn Kelly and his other targets. We also have to wonder if Fallon’s recent impersonations of Trump will get referenced. Like this one.
Trump was fired by NBC a few months back after he came under fire for comments made when he announced he was running for President. He had some not-so-nice things to say about Mexican immigrants, as well as immigrants in general, which caused both Univision and NBC to opt out of airing the Miss America pageant, and NBC will be finding someone else to host Celebrity Apprentice by the time its next season airs.
On the same night as Trump, Fallon will host Empire star Terrence Howard, who has been making some headlines of his own thanks to a lawsuit from his second ex-wife. Serving as a musical guest that night will be Pharrell Williams, who was also in some trouble earlier this year over a lawsuit for the song “Blurred Lines.” Quite a night for The Tonight Show.
Before all that, though, The Tonight Show is bringing several more awesome guests and musical appearances. On Tuesday, September 8, Fallon will talk to Richard Gere and Jessica Simpson, with Keith Urban performing later on. On Wednesday, Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres will stop by, along with Ryan Lewis and Macklemore, for an episode that will be displayed on a giant digital billboard in Times Square. Then on Thursday, the upcoming Emmy Awards host Andy Samberg will be there, with Carrie Underwood serving as both an interview guest and a musical guest.
Set your DVRs, people, because you’re not going to want to miss Donald Trump on The Tonight Show, even if you think you do.