The host returns with a new series for the new year, and is joined by actor Steve Carell, who talks about the release of The Big Short, a biographical comedy-drama about the financial crash of the late 2000s, which also stars Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. Jonathan also welcomes chef Gordon Ramsay to discuss his latest projects, and chart-topping artist Ellie Goulding performs in the studio and talks about her incredibly successful 2015 on both sides of the Atlantic.
Veteran actor Michael Caine visits the studio for his first British chat show appearance in nearly 10 years. Also joining Jonathan are Rambo and Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone, and Michael B Jordan, who is starring alongside Stallone in Rocky spin-off film Creed, which sees Sly's retired boxer serving as trainer and mentor to Jordan's character Adonis Johnson - the son of Rocky's late friend and rival Apollo Creed.
John Krasinski, the star of The American Office, joins Jonathan to talk about his role in Michael Bay's new action thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The host also welcomes actress and comedienne Catherine Tate, and Scottish stand-up star Kevin Bridges. Plus, drum-and-bass act Rudimental perform live in the studio.
The host is joined in the studio by actress Brenda Blethyn, who discusses the return of Northumberland-set detective drama Vera. Also appearing is Craig David, and while the former poster-boy of UK garage and R&B is currently enjoying something of a career renaissance following the release of new single When the Bassline Drops, Jonathan will undoubtedly ask Craig to discuss the impact Leigh Francis's merciless Bo Selecta parody had on his reputation.
Jonathan welcomes comedian Jo Brand, fresh from her mammoth Sport Relief challenge, as well as cricketer Freddie Flintoff and the stars of The Last Leg, Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo sits down for a chat before performing in the studio.
Notorious comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen joins Jonathan in the studio for a chat, in-character as Nobby, the ne'er-do-well, football hooligan brother of a international secret agent, and the protagonist of Baron Cohen's latest comedy outing Grimsby. Also featuring are Stephen Fry, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler, and singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, who performs his UK number one single Stitches.
Jonathan is joined on the show by Taylor Lautner, Rob Brydon and Johanna Konta.
Jonathan is joined on his famous sofa by Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, Rev and In the Loop star Tom Hollander, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and The Hateful Eight star Tim Roth, and comedian Seann Walsh while Stereophonics perform live in the studio.
The host is joined by Hollywood actor Richard Gere, following the UK release of his new drama The Benefactor. Also appearing are comedienne Roisin Conaty, Kung Fu Panda star Jack Black, and Motown founder Berry Gordy, who speaks with Jonathan, and introduces the cast of Motown the Musical, who perform in the studio.
Jonathan is joined on the show by Glenn Close, Marlon Wayans, Gillian Anderson and Carrie Underwood.
Hugh Jackman and his Eddie the Eagle co-star Taron Egerton join Jonathan in the studio for a chat, along with British comedienne Shazia Mirza, and The Hobbit star Luke Evans, who swaps the fantasy conflicts of Middle Earth for class warfare in High-Rise, an adaptation of JG Ballard's 1975s dystopian novel of the same name. Plus, Scottish alternative rockers Primal Scream perform.
The host is joined in the studio by Hollywood actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who returned to her most famous role last December when she appeared as General Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Also appearing are comedian Russell Howard, and soprano Katherine Jenkins, who also performs.
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington joins Jonathan in the studio for the last show of the series. While Kit will undoubtedly be keen to discuss his forthcoming turn as Christopher Marlowe's tragic anti-hero Dr Faustus at London's Duke of York theatre this month, questions are likely to turn to the fate of his character Jon Snow following his bloody betrayal at the end of the last series of the hit fantasy show - a topic on which Kit has remained stubbornly coy so far. Also appearing tonight are Anna Friel, star of ITV's upcoming crime drama Marcella, controversy-courting comedian Frankie Boyle, and Tinie Tempah, who provides the evening's musical entertainment.