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Rock on TV Preview: tUnE-yArDs Make Their Late Night Debut

Also: Pitbull on 'Conan'; Tiffany and Deborah Gibson on 'The View'

August 1, 2011 2:55 PM ET
Rock on TV Preview: tUnE-yArDs Make Their Late Night Debut
Merrill Garbus

tUnE-yArDs will bring their unclassifiable brand of funky, folky, noisy art pop to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. This will be the band's first appearance on a late night talk show, so it should be interesting to see how the commanding, wildly charismatic stage presence of frontwoman Merrill Garbus translates to the small screen. Going on the group's recent concerts, it seems like a fair bet that this end up being one of the more memorable and attention-grabbing late night debuts.

Tonight:
Pitbull
- Conan, TBS 11:00 p.m.

Christina Perri - Late Show with David Letterman, CBS 11:35 p.m.

Colbie Caillat - Lopez Tonight, 12:00 a.m.

tUnE-yArDs - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC 12:35 p.m.

Tuesday Morning:
Deborah Gibson and Tiffany - The View, ABC 11:00 a.m.

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