The presidential campaign battleground is in full swing on late night TV. GOP candidate Mitt Romney has done the Top Ten list on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman and more recently visited NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in March. Now President Obama is making his first visit on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on location from the campus of the University of North Carolina:
Fallon reads a fan’s Twitter question: …if Mitt Romney was in the room with you right now what would you say to him?
OBAMA: I would say, hey Mitt. How you doing?
FALLON: That’s pretty good. Do you know Mitt.
OBAMA: I have met him, but he, but we’re not friends. He seems like somebody who cares deeply about his family, and his wife is lovely.
President Obama will make his first appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show when he appears Tuesday in a taped segment from the University of North Carolina. He is expected to discuss student-loan costs, which certainly … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Anderson has been tapped as one of the leads in NBC’s Jimmy Fallon comedy project aka DILFs. The multicamera comedy, written by Charlie Grandy, centers on three 30-something guys enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact they … Read More »
Jeez, here’s yet another Obama White House-NBC collaboration. (It’s as nauseating as Mitt Romney-Fox.) In the latest, Jimmy Fallon takes on Michelle Obama in a fitness competition as part of the First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative:
2nd UPDATE: NBC brought the total number of pilots picked up today to 10 with two more comedy orders: to Greg Daniels’ adaptation of the British comedy Friday Night Dinner and an untitled half-hour produced by Jimmy Fallon. Both are from Universal TV.
Friday Night Dinner is a single-camera about a quirky family that has dinner together every Friday night. Daniels is executive producing with Howard Klein and the original series’ producer Big Talk TV. The project has already been doing preliminary casting, with David Koechner eyed for a role.
The Jimmy Fallon multi-camera project, written by Charlie Grandy, revolves around three thirtysomething guys who enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact they haven’t grown up themselves. Fallon, Grandy and Amy Ozols are executive producing. This marks the first pilot for Fallon’s company Holiday Road. Read More »
NBC’s primetime woes are beginning to spill into late-night. Both The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon suffered double-digit year-to-year declines last month, giving CBS’ late-night lineup historic wins. Late Show With David … Read More »
UPDATE 10 PM: Michele Bachmann has received an apology from NBC over the song choice flap during her appearance on the network’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday when the show’s house band performed the 1985 Fishbone song Lyin’ Ass Bitch while she was walking out on stage. … Read More »
With Regis Philbin set to depart Live! With Regis and Kelly on November 18, the show has booked “some of Philbin’s favorite guests and friends” for his final week. They include Philbin’s former co-host Kathie Lee Gifford (November 17), fellow … Read More »
Conan O’Brien dropped in on Late Night‘s Jimmy Fallon last night, making his first live return to NBC since he was Zucker-ed in February 2010. He came by to pick up something he said he “left in the couch” — Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, which he’s contractually forbidden from … Read More »
Loretta Devine, Paul McCrane, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon, Hugh Laurie, Drew Barrymore, Maria Bello, David Boreanaz, Katie Holmes, Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel, William H. Macy, Anna Paquin, David Spade, Rachael Taylor and Anna Torv were announced today as … Read More »
Jimmy Fallon, hot off receiving three Primetime Emmy nominations for his late-night NBC talk show, will return to his roots Dec. 17 when he hosts the network’s Saturday Night Live for the first time. “I’ve never forgotten where I came from,” … Read More »
Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s Emmy coverage.
After a slow start (who can forget that dreadful premiere-night interview with Robert De Niro), Jimmy Fallon’s late-night NBC show has grown by leaps and bounds in its 28 months on the air. Once just a sideshow in the big Conan-Leno controversy, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has emerged as one the hottest late-night programs, a status validated today by Emmy nominations for best variety, music or comedy series and for writing for VMC series, the show’s first major Emmy recognition. But for a while, Fallon this morning feared another snub when he woke up at the crack of dawn to no congratulatory phone calls or emails. Turned out he was just too early as he got up at 7:40 AM ET, an hour before the Emmy nominations announcement. “I screwed up the time really badly,” Fallon admitted happily this morning in an exclusive interview with Deadline, having later discovered that he’d earned three noms, for best VMC series and writing as well as for Interactive Media. “I’d had this whole thing worked out in my head about how to keep up morale among the staff. Then I get a call from my wife. And she’s screaming and crying with joy. That’s when I knew I’d have my work cut out trying to make the writing staff depressed again.” Read More »
Another great late-night moment courtesy of NBC’s Jimmy Fallon. A few days ago, Fallon and “best friend for six months” Stephen Colbert pledged that Colbert would sing the much-savaged YouTube sensation Friday on Fallon’s late-night show if the duo’s charity project raised $26,000 by this Friday. Despite skepticism that this … Read More »
More proof that Jimmy Fallon is one of the best impersonators out there and a very funny guy. Here is the NBC late-night host as the troubled Two and a Half Men star hawking his new fragrance, Winning.
I’m hearing that How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders has emerged as the front runner for the role of SHIELD Agent Maria Hill in the Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers and that a deal could be done before the … Read More »
Samuel L. Jackson gave an interview to Jimmy Fallon last night that has the geek crowd salivating and speculating. Jackson said his Nick Fury character will be getting a new female sidekick for The Avengers movie that will pool all … Read More »
NBC this morning announced that Gwyneth Paltrow will host Saturday Night Live on January 15 with musical guest Cee Lo Green. After Paltrow’s rendition of Green’s breakout hit, F**k You on Fox’s Glee, the two are bound to collaborate on SNL. As a warm-up, here is another comedic duet Paltrow … Read More »