Late Night Shows Return After Five Months Off the Air

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They’re Baaack

Late night shows returned on Monday night for their first broadcasts since May, after a five-month writers’ strike ended last week. In their monologues, hosts expressed gratitude to be working again and caught up on some of the news that happened while they were sidelined.

“We’ve been gone so long, ‘The Bachelor’ is now a grandfather,” Jimmy Kimmel joked.

While off the air, Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and John Oliver collaborated on a podcast called “Strike Force Five,” with proceeds donated to their out-of-work staff members.

“We still, by the way, have two episodes and thousands of T-shirts left to sell,” Kimmel said on Monday. “The strike ended exactly on the day we ordered the shirts and hats, so if you want one, go to, or I’ll be giving them out until Christmas 2045, OK?”

Neither on the podcast nor on “The Tonight Show” did Jimmy Fallon mention an apology he issued in September after current and former employees reported experiencing a “toxic workplace” under his leadership. Instead, he focused on gratitude for viewers who choose “to have me in your bedrooms at nighttime.”

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The actor Matthew McConaughey turned rhymes from his new children’s book “Just Because” into a spirited duet with Jimmy Fallon on Monday’s “Tonight Show.”

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Fresh off a sold-out date at Madison Square Garden, the musical supergroup boygenius will perform on Tuesday’s “Late Show.”

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Beyoncé on tour last summer. Her “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” will be released on Dec. 1.Credit…The New York Times

The highly anticipated film version of Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour will debut in movie theaters on Dec. 1.

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