Late night TV: Five guests to watch this week – February 24, 2020

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 31: BTS performs during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 on December 31, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 31: BTS performs during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 on December 31, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images) /

Late night television shows are back from a week off with some must-see guests.

Did it feel like something was missing last week? Could it be that you didn’t get your normal dose of late night television? Don’t worry, fans because your favorite shows are back this week and they’re bringing out some pretty big name guests.

Last week, we saw no new episodes from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonConanReal Time with Bill Maher and just about every other show. The only one delivering new episodes was The Late Late Show with James Corden, who gave fans three consecutive nights of Justin Bieber.

Things get back to normal this week and it comes at a perfect time. Popular television shows are returning to the air, some major movies are set to hit theaters, and the political climate remains ripe for humor.

Here are Last Night On’s picks for the five guests late night television fans should be excited to see. Be sure to let us know your picks in the comment section below!


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The biggest act in music comes to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, Feb. 24. Even if you’re not a fan of BTS, you may want to check out the show.

It is a very special episode of The Tonight Show and one unlike anything else done in the Jimmy Fallon era. BTS will be the main attraction from start to finish. You can read Last Night On’s preview of the episode right here.

Fans will be treated to an interview with the band featuring questions they submitted on social media, a New York City tour guided by Fallon, and of course a performance by BTS. The Tonight Show is saying that the episode has the highest production of anything they’ve done so even non-BTS Army members may want to watch if only to see the spectacle and appreciate the show that the band and Fallon have put together.

Chris Christie

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert returns this week to fill all your political humor needs. The highlight of the week should be when Stephen Colbert sits down with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Since leaving politics, Christie has appeared on a number of news shows as well as late night shows like The Late Show. He was recently in the headlines himself after President Donald Trump pardoned Ariel Friedler, a former CEO convicted of conspiracy to hack into computer systems of competitors, who was sponsored by Christie and others.

Expect Colbert to question Christie about the state of the Republican Party, his thoughts on the Democratic field of candidates, and what strategies both sides may use in the upcoming election.

Bob Odenkirk

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Better Call Saul returned to AMC on Sunday. And on Wednesday, Feb. 26, star Bob Odenkirk will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Season five kicked off last night and it will be the penultimate season of the Breaking Bad prequel. It means that our time with one of the best show’s on television is limited. But as El Camino proved, the Breaking Bad universe usually doesn’t stay quiet for long.

In the meantime, fans will definitely want to watch Odenkirk’s interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Last time he was on the show, Odenkirk reflected on his entire career in comedy and also shared a moment with his son who works at the ABC late night show. Expect more of the same along with teases on what may be coming this season on Better Call Saul.

John Mulaney

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Saturday Night Live will also return this week with host John Mulaney. Before that, you can catch the comedian on The Tonight Show on Thursday, Feb. 27.

It will be the third time hosting for Mulaney, a former SNL writer who is among the best stand up comedians today. He recently released another Netflix special, the variety show John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch.

Fans should anticipate Mulaney discussing that project with Jimmy Fallon as well as what his return to Saturday Night Live means to him. We already know that Mulaney has an idea for a third New York City-inspired musical sketch that SNL fans are no doubt eager to see.

Alison Brie

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Close out your late night week with The Late Late Show with James Corden. The show welcomes Alison Brie on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Brie is out promoting her Netflix film Horse Girl. It’s looking like another beneficial collaboration  between the actress and the streaming service following the success of the series GLOW.

Brie has made a number of appearance on The Late Late Show and has never failed to entertain both James Corden and the audience. Helping to ensure that happens again will be Will Forte who is also scheduled to be on the Late Late Show couch with Brie.

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You check out the entire late night television schedule for this week right here. Who are you most excited to see? Which show are you most happy is back this week? Let us know in the comment section below and be sure to check back with Last Night On for all the highlights.