‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Returns Next Week With John Mayer as Musical Guest

After a monthslong hiatus during the Hollywood writers’ strike, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is set to return Monday night to NBC. John Mayer will be Monday’s musical guest and Matthew McConaughey will sit down to chat with Fallon.

“We are baaaaaaaack!!!” Fallon captioned an Instagram video sharing the news. “I missed you guys so much. New show this Monday. McConaughey. Mayer. Me.”


In the video, Fallon is sitting on the floor and strumming a guitar as he chants the news of his show’s return in stream-of-consciousness lyrics.

“We’re back Monday night,” he begins. “11:35. NBC. Tonight Show. Matthew McConaughey is our first guest. He has a new children’s book out called Just Because, it’s great. John Mayer is our musical guest. He’s gonna play guitar as well. And sing. And Matthew McConaughey will sing too. I haven’t asked him yet, but Matthew: Will you? Matthew McConaughey. John Mayer. Me. Tonight Show. This Monday. Check it out! We’re back!”

The late-night show has been dark since the writers’ strike began in early May. Last month, Fallon announced a podcast with fellow late-night hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and John Oliver called Strike Force Five, with all proceeds going toward the out-of-work staffs of the hosts’ respective shows during the strike.

The writers’ strike came to an official end on Wednesday when a finalized deal was signed after 148 days. In addition to The Tonight Show, Colbert, Kimmel and Meyers also announced that their shows would return next week.

Watch Fallon’s announcement video below:

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