Late-Night Shows Have New Episodes Oct. 2

NBC's 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
Jimmy Fallon will return to ‘The Tonight Show’ stage on Oct. 2. (Image credit: NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show,’ ‘Late Night’ Will Have New Episodes Oct. 2)

Late-night programs The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) return with original programs Monday, October 2. The shows’ staffs are back to work with the writers’ strike ending

Matthew McConaughey is on The Tonight Show October 2. Neil deGrasse Tyson is on The Late Show that night and Arnold Schwarzenegger is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The late-night shows paused production when the Writers Guild of America strike began May 2. 

The Tonight Show is executive-produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Chris Miller and Gerard Bradford. Miller is the showrunner. 

Fallon took over the show in February 2014. Universal Television and Broadway Video produce The Tonight Show.

Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart executive-produce The Late Show. The Late Show, Inc. produces the program. 

Colbert began hosting in September 2015. 

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is produced by Kimmelot in association with ABC Signature. The show launched in 2003. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.