David Letterman Books First Round of Final Guests As He Exits CBS' Late Show

Michael Schneider
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There are just 28 episodes left of Late Show with David Letterman, and for the final run of shows, big stars are lining up to say farewell to the broadcasting legend.

Guests booked to appear in these final six weeks include George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Mumford and Sons, Ralph Stanley and Amos Lee.

More names will be announced in the coming weeks. Will there be a long-expected reunion with Jay Leno on his show? That remains to be seen. As TV Insider previously reported, Leno has been invited--but so far there's no movement, as the clock ticks.

Guests confirmed for this week include Sarah Jessica Parker, 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth and music guests Asleep at the Wheel (April 13); Billy Crystal, The Talk co-host Julie Chen, and country music artist nominee Chris Stapleton (April 14); Michael J. Fox, Amy Sedaris and musical guests Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell (April 15); Kevin James, comedian Tom Dreesen and musical guest Tracy Chapman (April 16); and Alec Baldwin and musical guest John Mayer (April 17).

Letterman's final Late Show airs Wednesday, May 20 at 11:35/10:35c.

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