Huckabee Booked as Leno’s First Late-Night Guest

As the media ponders the improv talents of late-night talk show hosts returning on Jan. 3 without writers, the Jay Leno show booked their first guest since the Writers Guild of America started their strike on Nov. 5. Republican candidate Mike Huckabee has signed on to sit opposite Mr. Leno, according to the Hollywood Reporter. CBS’ The Late Show With David Letterman has already announced that it will feature Donald Trump and musical guest Shooter Jennings on Wednesday.

The networks’ late-night shows have remained mostly mum about the guests that will be featured when they return from reruns Wednesday as they have been struggling with A-list guests worried about whether appearing on the shows would break solidarity with the WGA.