Tonight Show Announces Celebrity-Packed Lineup
Posted on Tue Feb 23, 2010 02:17 PM PDT

lenopic200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - With Jay Leno's late-night reputation on the line, NBC is making sure that the Tonight Show returns with a celebrity-packed lineup.

The guests for the first two weeks have been announced.

Leno will welcome former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore and American Idol judge Simon Cowell.

Since NBC is currently hosting the Winter Games, Olympians Apolo Anton Ohno, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn will also be guests.

The Tonight Show will relaunch on Monday with Jay Leno as host. Conan O'Brien took over the show for seven months, but NBC made the switch back to Leno because of poor ratings. This is Leno's first return to late-night television since NBC canceled The Jay Leno Show at 10 p.m.

During its first two weeks, the Tonight Show will also welcome Dakota Fanning, Jamie Foxx and Kim Kardashian.