Most likable guy on late night television kicks off the all new ‘Tonight Show’ as he sits on Leno’s big chair and brings all the silly-fun freshness back to the Big Apple for the first time in 40 years.
It was announced late last year that Fallon would be taking over the NBC late night show, as Jay Leno stepped down as host. Consequently, Seth Meyers on the other hand is taking over Jimmy with a whole new ‘Late Night’ which premieres Monday 24th of this month.
It has been an enormous investment for the Universal company to move the franchise back to NYC, and in the words of chief executive of NBC, Stephen B. Burke, their “doing it right”. The investment includes the cost of a new state-of-the-art studio and control room, the addition of 50 new chairs for the audience, a completely redesigned lobby, and last but not least, a brand new Spike Lee-directed opening title sequence. Some things stay the same though, The Roots are staying as house band and co-host Steve Higgins will also stay on Fallon’s team.
It all starts tonight at midnight with special guests Will Smith and U2. Sit back and relax as the new man of Jimmy Fallon makes late night television history, one laugh at a time.