Latenight Remembers Norm Macdonald

Seth Meyers, James Corden and Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to the stand-up comic and former Saturday Night Live cast member on Tuesday.

NBC Extends Jimmy Fallon’s Contract Past 2021

Jimmy Fallon is sticking with The Tonight Show. The comedian has signed a contract extension with NBC to continue hosting the latenight show. His current contract runs through 2021 after the network extended the deal in August 2015 for an additional three and a half years.

Latenight Hosts Get Serious Over Racism

It has become a ritual — a somewhat inexplicable one, as TBS’s Conan O’Brien noted — for these comics to come on the air after acts of terrorism, school shootings or other national traumas to try to make sense of them for their audiences. “Today feels very different,” O’Brien said Monday night. “It doesn’t feel right to talk about my feelings of sadness and anger. That truly feels inadequate and somehow wrong.”

Fallon Apologizes For Old Blackface ‘SNL’ Sketch

Jimmy Fallon apologized on Tuesday after drawing criticism for a Saturday Night Live sketch from 2000, featuring him in blackface, that resurfaced online. In the skit, Fallon was portraying comedian Chris Rock while talking to Darrell Hammond as TV host Regis Philbin. NBC had previously removed the video from the internet, but clips have been circulating on Twitter and YouTube.

Can NBC Halt Jimmy Fallon’s Ratings Tumble?

A politics pivot for The Tonight Show doesn’t pay off as the network swaps showrunners and observers say “let Jimmy be Jimmy.”

Fallon Will Go Live After Democratic Debates

Jimmy Fallon and his Tonight Show staff embark on the high-wire act of two live shows following the first Democratic presidential primary debates Wednesday and Thursday.

Fallon’s Mother Dies, ‘Tonight Show’ Tapings Canceled

NEW YORK (AP) — Tapings for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have been cancelled all this week following the death of the talk show host’s mother. NBC said Sunday that repeat episodes will be shown from Monday to Friday. A spokeswoman for Fallon said his mother, Gloria Fallon, died Saturday at a New York […]

Latenight Hosts Denounce Gun Violence

Latenight hosts dedicated a portion of their Monday night shows to speak out about gun violence in the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Jimmy Kimmel choked up in an emotional response to the deadly attack, while Seth Meyers had a pointed message for Congress.

COMMENTARY BY JIM RUTENBERG

The Politicization of Latenight TV

Unlike Carson and Leno, Steve Colbert and and Jimmy Kimmel, the reigning latenight hosts at CBS and ABC, respectively, are not hesitating to take on the sitting president and his policies. And in the case of Colbert, his fans have now have an expectation that he will lead the anti-Trump resistance.

Fey, Fallon, Meyers Crash ‘Weekend Update’

Fallon To Launch Monologue Recap On Amazon Echo

Jimmy Fallon Was On Top, Then Came Trump

Latenight got partisan. The competition found its groove. And now The Tonight Show host is looking for all the luck he can get.

Fallon To Host 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Jimmy Fallon will host the three-hour ceremony that’s scheduled to air Jan. 8 on NBC.

NBC: Fallon In Best Shape Ever Despite Falls

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Fallon’s series of falls have raised some concern among NBC executives, but the network entertainment chief said Wednesday that the late-night comic is “in better shape than he’s ever been.” The “Tonight” show host hurt himself in falls three times within five months last year, the most serious in June […]

Insiders Worry About Jimmy Fallon’s Partying

He’s one of NBC’s biggest success stories — keeping The Tonight Show at the top of the latenight ratings with bouncy show tunes and campy games. Now Jimmy Fallon is also one of NBC’s biggest worries. Sources say NBC is worried that Fallon’s drinking has turned excessive. And while they’re not doing anything about it — yet — “It’s gone from being a whisper to a chatter,” says one industry insider of Fallon’s over-the-top behavior.

Jimmy Fallon Honored By Harvard Lampoon

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jimmy Fallon got the royal treatment at Harvard. The “Tonight Show” host and “Saturday Night Live” alum was honored Saturday by the Harvard Lampoon, the country’s oldest continuously published humor magazine. The magazine awarded Fallon its Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor. The comedian was crowned “Emperor of Comedy” and paraded […]

Fallon Falls Again, Hurts Fingers On Other Hand

BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Fallon should probably be more careful. Four months after the “Tonight Show” host needed emergency surgery to save one of his fingers after a fall, Fallon hurt his other hand in a spill at a party in his honor on Saturday. Fallon tweeted a picture Sunday of his hand with a […]

NBC Signs Fallon On For Six More Years

Calling him “the best there is,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt says Jimmy Fallon will stay on as The Tonight Show host at least through 2021. Fallon has held the job for slightly more than a year.

NBC Extends Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Deal Through ’21

Jimmy Fallon Hospitalized For Hand Injury

Red-Faced NBC Passed On Fallon’s ‘Lip Sync’

After his network said no to his pitch, Jimmy Fallon and his production partners brought Lip Sync Battle to corporate competitors at the Viacom-owned Spike TV, where it instantly became a hit. A clip from the show of actress Anne Hathaway swinging on a giant wrecking ball to emulate Miley Cyrus performing Wrecking Ball has been watched online more than 10 million times.

NBC And Its Networks Missed Fallon Hit

After being turned down by NBC, Jimmy Fallon and his production partners instead brought Lip Sync Battle to corporate competitors at the Viacom-owned Spike TV, where it instantly became a hit. A clip of actress Anne Hathaway swinging on a giant wrecking ball to emulate Miley Cyrus has been watched online more than 10 million times since it first aired last week.

Jimmy Fallon To Take Third Day Of Paternity Leave

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon plans to take a third day of paternity leave from his “Tonight Show” duties. NBC says it will air a repeat “Tonight Show” episode Friday so Fallon can spend another day with his new daughter, Frances Cole Fallon. The scheduled Wednesday and Thursday “Tonight” tapings had already been canceled […]

Jimmy Fallon And Wife Welcome Second Child

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon has a re-run on his hands — he and his wife, Nancy, have welcomed their second child. A representative for the host of “The Tonight Show” said Frances Cole Fallon was born at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces. People magazine first reported the birth. Little Frances […]

Jimmy Fallon Writes Children’s Book

NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Jimmy Fallon if his new book is a story of wishful thinking. The host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” has a deal with Feiwel and Friends for the picture book “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.” Fallon says he was inspired by his daughter, Winnie Rose, whose first word, […]

Jimmy Fallon: The New King Of Latenight

Six months into Conan O’Brien’s run as host of The Tonight Show, it was becoming clear it wouldn’t work out. Ratings had plummeted since Jay Leno’s departure and NBC was suddenly lagging its late night rivals for the first time in years. But this time around, the transition is going much more smoothly. In fact, six months in, Leno’s replacement this time around, Jimmy Fallon, is doing better than Leno and has increased his lead over Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman.

Latenight Helps NBC, ABC Improve Image

YouGov’s BrandIndex survey found that the two networks had big gains, most likely a reflection of the broad appeal of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

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First Night A Hit For ‘Tonight’ Host Fallon

As promised during the much-promoted run-up to his Tonight Show debut, Jimmy  Fallon made no drastic changes to the Late Night formula that had served him for five years. He remained funny, gracious, bubbly and, above all, comfortable presiding over a show that was different mostly for its earlier time slot, its classier production values and legendary brand name. A key part of the celebratory spirit for Fallon was the fact that, after more than 40 years in Los Angeles, he and NBC have brought Tonight back to New York and Rockefeller Plaza.

Fallon’s First ‘Tonight’ Guests: Will Smith, U2

Jay Leno closes his two-decade run on Tonight Feb. 6 with Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks as guests. On Feb. 17, Jimmy Fallon debuts a week’s worth of shows at midnight following NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics. He moves into his regular time slot a week later, followed by Seth Meyers, who has Saturday Night Live chum Amy Poehler booked as his first guest.

NBC Unveils Fallon ‘Tonight Show’ Logo

As the network prepares to move Jimmy Fallon to its choice time slot, there’s now new art and a primetime clip show to raise awareness. Details were slim on what to expect from the special, but viewers can likely anticipate a strong showing from the many musical numbers and comedy sketches that have gone viral over the years.

Jimmy Fallon Stars In ‘Joking Bad’

Jimmy Fallon’s ambitious Breaking Bad parody features cameos by Bryan Cranston, Bob Odenkirk and Aaron Paul.

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NBC’s Greenblatt: We Hope Jay Leno Stays

Discussions about the Leno-to-Fallon Tonight Show transition started more than two years ago, says Bob Greenblatt, but the Olympics were an irresistible catalyst to launch Fallon.

NBC Drops $25M Fallon ‘Tonight’ Studio

Despite months of planning, Jimmy Fallon won’t be getting a big, new $25 million studio at 30 Rock after all when he takes over The Tonight Show and moves it to New York in 2014. Instead, he’ll have to settle for a mere $5 million renovation of Studio 6B, where he currently hosts Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Latenight Hosts Revel In Leno-Fallon Change

David Letterman poked fun at Leno and NBC. Leno poked fun at Letterman and NBC. Jimmy Kimmel mocked himself. Fallon played it cool. And Conan O’Brien took the high road after NBC said Wednesday that Fallon will inherit Tonight from Leno in 2014 — as O’Brien did in 2009, before Leno took it back.

NBC: Fallon Taking Over From Leno In 2014

Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels will take over as producer of the new Tonight Show, which will move back to New York with new host Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon Closes ‘Tonight Show’ Deal

Jimmy Fallon’s march to inherit The Tonight Show is nearly complete. The Late Night host has closed a new deal with NBC that will pave the way for him to replace Jay Leno in the 11:35 p.m. slot, a well-placed source says. The timing and nature of the Fallon announcement is said to be in flux, with some at NBC said to believe that the network should wait to confirm the Tonight transition until it can close a deal with Fallon’s replacement. The strong frontrunner for that 12:35 a.m. job is said to be Saturday Night Live stalwart Seth Meyers.

Leno, Fallon Poke Fun At Uncertain Fates

NBC’s two late-night stars, Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, who have said nothing publicly about the rumors of a potential changing of the hosting guard at the Tonight show, got together Monday night to perform a rather romantic music video commentary on their much-publicized situation.

NBC’s Greenblatt, Leno Talk ‘Tonight’ Show

The dinner meeting comes amid a flurry of news related to the network’s timetable for replacing the latenight host with Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon Reportedly Replacing Jay Leno

NBC confirmed Wednesday it’s creating a new studio for Fallon in New York, where he hosts Late Night. But the network did not comment on a report that the digs at its Rockefeller Plaza headquarters may become home to a transplanted, Fallon-hosted Tonight. Leno’s contract is up next year.

Sources: NBC Discussing Jay Leno Exit Plan

With Jimmy Kimmel attracting younger viewers, Jimmy Fallon seems a logical choice to move into the coveted 11:35 time slot in 2014.