Sarah Palin To Appear On First Week Of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show

The first batch of guests for Jay Leno‘s re-premiere of The Tonight Show is out – and it’s shaping up to be a star-studded first couple of weeks.

But the biggest surprise may be Sarah Palin, who appears next Tuesday.

Leno is back with all new Tonight Shows starting one week from today, and the guest list is a mix of Olympics stars, celebrities, and yes, a very well-known former VP candidate.

Jamie Foxx and Lindsey Vonn are on night #1, while Palin is a guest Tuesday night. This isn’t Palin’s first Tonight Show appearance – she made a cameo on the Conan O’Brien version (with William Shatner) in a hilarious bit in December. One show she probably won’t be showing up on – the new (old) head-to-head Leno competitor, Late Show with David Letterman.

Joining Palin Tuesday will be Shaun White. Other notable guests include Simon Cowell, Morgan Freeman and Matthew McConaughey.

Here’s the full release:

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, 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 of all time Speed Skater 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, Animal Expert Dave Salmoni and 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

» Follow Steve Krakauer on Twitter

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite: