Music on TV this week: Matt Berninger of the National; Lizzo; Taylor Goldsmith; John Prine encore

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The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019
Matt Berninger of The National performs at Rock the Garden 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. We'll also post videos of performances as the week progresses.

This week's schedule


With programming coming from hosts' and guests' homes, some programs are limited in their ability to host musical guests. Other programs, notably NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, are welcoming musicians remotely. Those performances are noted below.

Significantly, the PBS music mainstay Austin City Limits will air an encore of John Prine's final appearance on that program, which aired on Oct. 13, 2018. Look for that starting Saturday, April 18.

Here's the rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times (schedule subject to change).

Monday, April 13


Sam Hunt, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Tuesday, April 14


Rita Ora, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Wednesday, April 15


Matt Berninger of the National, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Watch The National perform at Rock the Garden 2019, June 29, 2019

Pharrell Williams, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Thursday, April 16


Christine and the Queens, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Listen to Christine and the Queens' single, "People I've Been Sad", Feb. 5

Michael McDonald, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | >Rock and Roll Book Club: The Yacht Rock Book, 2018

Friday, April 17


- none to report -

Saturday, April 18


Taylor Goldsmith, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Dawes in studio at The Current, 2018

Lizzo, One World Together at Home | Lizzo in studio at The Current, 2019

Hozier and Maren Morris, One World Together at Home | Hozier in studio at The Current, 2019

The Weeknd, Saturday Night Live (NBC); note: rerun from March 7

John Prine, Austin City Limits; note: encore from Oct. 13, 2018 (PBS)
• Listen: Radio Heartland's tribute to John Prine, April 8
• Listen: United States of Americana tribute to John Prine, April 12


Watch again: See Craig Finn plays three from All These Perfect Crosses.

External Links

Today - NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
A Little Late with Lilly Singh - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC
Good Morning America - ABC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The Talk - CBS
CBS This Morning - CBS
CBS Sunday Morning - CBS

Independent Lens - PBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
Busy Tonight - E!
Conan - TBS
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - TBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
The Real - network varies; check your local listings
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The Wendy Williams Show - network varies; check your local listings

5 Photos

  • Pharrell Williams
    Pharrell Williams (Mimi Valdes/Courtesy of the artist, via NPR)
  • Christine and the Queens
    Christine and the Queens (Camille Vivier)
  • Michael McDonald
    Michael McDonald (Courtesy of the artist)
  • The Weeknd, Daniel Craig and Cecily Strong on SNL
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Daniel Craig" Episode 1782 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest The Weeknd, host Daniel Craig, and Cecily Strong during Promos in Studio 8H on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Rosalind O'Connor/NBC)
  • John Prine on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    John Prine on season 44, episode 2, of 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)