Saturday Night Live veteran Jimmy Fallon takes the Late Night reins from Conan O'Brien when O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno as new host of The Tonight Show in 2009.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon. The hour-long show, which premiered on March 2, 2009, and ended on February 7, 2014, aired weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The third incarnation of the Late Night franchise originated by David Letterman, the program originated from NBC Studio 6B (and Studio 6A for the final 6 months of its run) in the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. The show typically opened with a brief monologue from Fallon, followed by a comedy “desk piece,” as well as prerecorded segments and audience competitions. The next segment was devoted to a celebrity interview, with guests ranging from actors and musicians to media personalities and political figures. Hip hop/neo soul band The Roots served as the show's house band, and Steve Higgins was the show's announcer. The show then closed with either a musical or comedy performance, or a cooking segment. The show frequently employed digital media into its comedy, which became crucial to its success. In 2013, Fallon was selected by NBC to succeed a retiring Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show. The final episode of Late Night under Fallon aired one night after Leno's final episode of The Tonight Show on February 6, 2014. Most of the cast and crew immediately began working on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which premiered on February 17, 2014. Seth Meyers was named as Fallon's replacement, and Late Night with Seth Meyers debuted after the Sochi Olympics. The show's ratings remained above its rival shows throughout most of the series' run. In 2011, the show garnered two Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
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The incorporation of the Internet was an innovation decided long before the show began. Highlighting interactivity, Fallon dove into the Web prior to the show premiering, creating a Twitter account and beginning a vlog on the show's official website, which ran snippets of comedy bits and background reports on how he was building the show. The show's Web site was staffed by three full-time bloggers, who compile viral videos and post photos. Questlove tweeted during tapings of the show. “I think a lot of shows don't use the Internet as well as they could,” said Fallon in 2009. “The Internet has been awesome,” he added. “They've got my back.” Online interaction and its presence on the show were crucial to its success. Fallon devoted considerable time and resources to incorporating digital ideas into his comedy — “he sits at his desk behind a Mac, not a microphone” — focusing especially on social media, which connects the younger audience. Fallon published a welcome video for the Late Night YouTube Channel in May 2013; the channel featured segments such as “Ask Jimmy,” “Night News Now,” and “Web Exclusives.” Many of the videos received a very high number of views, including the ““#Hashtag” with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake” clip that had garnered over 17 million views by October 21, 2013. During the open letter controversy between musical artists Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor, the channel published an a cappella version of Cyrus' song “We Can't Stop” on October 8, 2013, in which Fallon and The Roots also perform.
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