Jimmy Fallon’s first week as the host of The Tonight Show will play host to a bevy of impressive guests during his premiere week run hosting the NBC late night series. And with some of his close friends and favorite guests on track to appear, there may just be a few tricks up his sleeve to make the introduction to the Fallon era of the show more memorable. And there might just even be another "History of Rap" in our future.
The Olympics are really popular. Despite the East Coast being nine hours behind Sochi and not getting to watch the events live, plenty of eyeballs will be fixated on NBC over the coming weeks. With those extra viewers in mind, the network smartly decided to let longtime Tonight Show host Jay Leno take his final bow the night before the closing ceremonies. That final bow took place last night, and not surprisingly, it proved really popular.
While Jay Leno was saying goodbye to his viewers (again), last night Conan O'Brien was doing a very special zombie-focused episode in anticipation of AMC's The Walking Dead returning this Sunday. But he did address The Tonight Show vaguely but humorously during his monologue, when talking about the start of the Winter Olympics.
Jay Leno say goodbye to The Tonight Show last night in a final episode that was full of laughs, tears and music. Among the segments was a heartfelt speech given from his desk near the end of the episode, in which he said his time on The Tonight Show was "the greatest 22 years of my life."
Well, folks — that’s a wrap of the Jay Leno era of The Tonight Show. Not that you could tell by the bevy of jokes made at the expense of Leno’s first adieu-bidding to the series. But unlike the last time we were at this juncture, Leno actually seemed ready, or at least, he had come to accept it. Because, as he himself said: it’s time. So with his friends Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks, and a bevy of special guests, he finally said goodbye.
Legacies aren’t written by fans, at least not exclusively. They’re co-authored by fans, detractors, casual observers and members of the media. They’re over-simplified, woofully incomplete averages, but an overwhelming majority of the time, they’re not wrong. Think of them like figure skating scores at the Winter Olympics.
Jimmy Fallon is mere days away from taking over the helm of the good ship The Tonight Show, but he’s not afraid to show a little gratitude to the man who came before him. Fallon took his textbook charm and positivity to the chair before writing up a bunch of his signature “Thank You Notes” in honor of departing host, Jay Leno. Everybody together now: awwwwwwwww.
With Jimmy Fallon’s debut on The Tonight Show mere weeks away, it’s no surprise that NBC has begun unveiling a series of promos in anticipation of the big switch from late late night to regular late night. And true to the jovial funny man’s form, they're all pretty charming — heck, one of them is even downright adorable. Not that we'd expect anything less.
Seth Meyers has an inquiry about a desk in the new promo for his move from Saturday Night Live to his new nightly home on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Turns out that with a little over a month to go, there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done — including finding a place for Meyers to sit at night in and night out. At least, that’s what the 36-second video purports.
The torch will be passed this February on NBC, not only as the Winter Games get started in Sochi, Russia, but as Jay Leno prepares to depart The Tonight Show (again) and Jimmy Fallon takes over as host. NBC’s new promo for this anticipated event acknowledges the history of the late night talk show, which has been on the air for more than half a century, and has seen a handful of different hosts over the course of its 60-year run.
If the reports are true, Jay Leno's last night as host of The Tonight Show will be February 6, 2014. That's a Thursday and it's also the night before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. For months, we've known that Leno was on his way out and that Jimmy Fallon would take over the late night talk show, shifting up a time slot, as Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers takes over Fallon's show, Late Night.
Back in April, NBC made it official, announcing that Jimmy Fallon would succeed Jay Leno as The Tonight Show host, beginning next year. Today comes word that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon producer Amy Ozols has been named producer of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which NBC confirms will premiere in February and move from Los Angeles to 30 Rock in New York City.
"We’re going to try and entertain you the best we can. Which, given our track record, gives you people a 20% chance of having a good time tonight." That's the closest thing Conan O'Brien came to a joke when addressing the attack during the Boston Marathon at the start of his opening monologue during last night's Conan. O'Brien, who is originally from Boston, sent his thoughts and prayers out to the people of Boston and anyone else affected by the senseless act.
It’s been a long and newsworthy couple of weeks for Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno. We’ve heard plenty about how Jimmy Fallon may leave his Late Night with Jimmy Fallon slot to take over for Leno in 2014 and, this morning, NBC has announced that all of the rumors are true—or at least some of them.
Of course, they don't actually manage to confirm anything within the duet, because it would be a little too cutting-edge for a viral video to actually break news. But in case anyone thought that the rumors about The Tonight Show's future were just press nonsense, Fallon and Leno's participation in this means it really is happening, and that it's highly likely Leno has accepted the transition this time. Leno was reportedly bruised by how badly he came across