‘Miley Week’ a First for ‘Tonight Show’

Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon busking in NYC.

Miley Cyrus’s The Tonight Show highlights include NYC subway busking with Jimmy Fallon, with whom she teams for “Miley Week” , Oct. 2-6. (Photo: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

Miley Cyrus goes where no pop star has gone before, with a weeklong gig on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which has designated Oct. 2-6 t “Miley Week” to tie-in to her new album, Younger Now, set for release Sept. 29.

NBC describes the stint as an “unprecedented weeklong celebration” of the music of “friend of the show Miley Cyrus,” who kicks off the gig with a sit-down interview as well as sketches and a performance on Oct. 2 and continues with performances each night throughout the week. Special guests and “surprises” are also promised.

Cyrus has a colorful history with The Tonight Show, telling Fallon in June “I’ve always been very stoned on this show” and crediting the host with the reason she “stopped smoking” weed, and how prior to relocating to Malibu from the San Fernando Valley in January 2016. In August the 33-year-old singer reportedly purchased a 33-acre farmhouse in her hometown of Franklin, Tennessee.

She has appeared with Fallon seven times over the past two years, and was the only guest who completed two episode takeovers. Cyrus and Fallon together have produced many fan-favorite moments, from her crashing as Hashtag the Panda, to the most recent of which saw them busking incognito at the Rockefeller Center subway station.

Fallon hosted music weeks as host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, including one with Justin Timberlake who performed nightly to celebrate launch of The 20/20 Experience in March 2013.

Younger Now is is an exploration of the passage of time and the artist’s drive to continual reinvention. In addition to writing the lyrics, Cyrus co-wrote the music and co-produced the album. Cyrus will return as a coach of NBC’s Emmy award-winning music competition series The Voice,  which bows its on the 13th season tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is produced by Universal Television and Broadway Video, and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. The show’s producers are Gerard Bradford, Mike DiCenzo, Katie Hockmeyer and Jamie Granet-Bederman. The show tapes before a live studio audience from Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York.

The schedule for the week of Oct. 2-6 includes:
Monday, Oct. 2:
Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman
Miley Cyrus
Performance by Miley Cyrus

Tuesday, Oct. 3:
Sarah Silverman
The Cast of “Riverdale” including K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse and Madelaine Petsch
Performance by Miley Cyrus

Wednesday, Oct. 4:
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Performance by Miley Cyrus

Thursday, Oct. 5:
Gal Gadot
Performance by Miley Cyrus

Friday, Oct. 6:
Taraji P. Henson
Performance by Miley Cyrus

 

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