Jay Leno Welcomes Kristen Stewart, Simon Cowell Back To 'Tonight Show'

Jamie Foxx, cast of 'Jersey Shore' and more stars will chat with Leno during his first few weeks back hosting 'The Tonight Show.'

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" is set to make its return on March 1 and some of the biggest stars in Hollywood will be stopping by as Leno begins his second tenure as the host of the late-night program.

'Tonight Show' Guest List

Jamie Foxx, Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn and Brad Paisley will be the show's first guests on Monday. Sarah Palin, Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White, the cast of "Jersey Shore," Chelsea Handler, Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, Avril Lavigne, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Reitman, Morgan Freeman and Meredith Vieira round out the guest list for Leno's first week back.

Week two sees everyone from Simon Cowell to Kristen Stewart stopping by to chat, with other second-week guests including "Inglourious Basterds" star Christoph Waltz, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kim Kardashian, Colbie Caillat, Dakota Fanning and Judd Apatow.

After the cancelation of his 10 p.m. show, Leno took the "Tonight Show" seat back from Conan O'Brien in a move that had many fans and celebrities speaking out against NBC, including Sarah Silverman and "Southland" star Ben McKenzie.

"I had a show; my show got canceled," Leno told Oprah Winfrey on her show last month. "They weren't happy with the other guy's show. They said, 'We want you to go back.' I said, 'OK.' And this seemed to make a lot of people really upset. And I go, 'Well, who wouldn't take that job, though? Who wouldn't do that?' And it was really agonizing. And I would spend a lot of time just thinking about it, going, 'I think I'm a good guy. Am I not a good guy?' Maybe I'm just one of those guys who thinks I see everything with the rose-color glasses and the world is falling around you."