Hot Late Night Promo: ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Jimmy Fallon takes over the Tonight Show chair on February 17. Watch NBC‘s first promo teasing Fallon’s debut and 60 years of The Tonight Show under hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and as commemorated for blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in … Read More »

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Seth Meyers Talks ‘Late Night’ With Jimmy Fallon: Video

By | Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 11:26am PDT

Seth Meyers paid a visit to the Late Night stage last night for an early passing of the torch from Jimmy Fallon, who Meyers will be replacing when Fallon graduates to The Tonight Show next year. The ex-SNLers will be floors apart … Read More »

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Seth Meyers Named Host Of NBC’s ‘Late Night’, Lorne Michaels To Exec Produce

By | Sunday May 12, 2013 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The real winner here is Lorne Michaels, who now controls all three NBC late night shows. NBC completed its late-night revamp by naming Seth Meyers host of Late Night. He will … Read More »

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Open Without Audience

By | Monday October 29, 2012 @ 7:36pm PDT

In the hours before Hurricane Sandy, Jimmy Fallon opens the show from the deserted NYC streets, then performs his monologue for an empty audience:

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Leno Slaps Comcast For ‘Tonight’ Cutbacks; Dave And Jay Ignore Jimmy’s Move News; Kimmel Tells Audience About “Our Big Day”

UPDATED: His lord and master Comcast EVP and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke happened to be in town early this week. So Jay Leno made the most of it. For two nights in a row the late night host opened his Burbank monologue by slapping Comcast for ordering layoffs and pay cuts on The Tonight Show. “Or, as we call it, Survivor Comcast,” Leno said on Tuesday’s broadcast, adding ”NBC now stands for Nothing But Cutbacks.” Leno also came out swinging on Monday’s show saying, “Comcast calls us The Expendables… We’ve consistently been #1 in the ratings and, if you know anything about our network, that kind of thing is frowned upon.” Ouch! - because those are the same jokes Leno used to tell about his GE bosses. Then again, Jay is prone to whining on air.

Related: Tonight Show Cuts Latest NBC Layoffs & Trims By Comcast
Tonight Show Lays Off 20 Staffers; Leno Takes Pay Cut To Save Jobs

Neither Leno nor David Letterman during their monologues took any notice of Tuesday’s big announcement that ABC’s midnight host Jimmy Kimmel will move his show to 11:35 PM on January 8th. No jokes, no mentions, no nuthin’. Hey, why give Jimmy any advance publicity before they all go head-to-head-to-head in late night?

Related: Jimmy Kimmel On Move: “Maybe Cut Back On Penis Jokes”
ABC Shuffles Late Night: ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ To 11:35 PM

As for Kimmel, he joked during his monologue that the news about his move was “almost as exciting as Miley Cyrus’ new haircut”. He also said:

“It was a big day for us here today. You may have heard about this – or maybe not. ABC our network announced today that, starting in January – right around our 10-year anniversary – our show is moving from midnight to 11:35. I hope this doesn’t throw off my feeding schedule

Moving from midnight to 11:35 might not sound like a big deal – it’s only 25 minutes – but it’s probably the most important 25 minutes of my life since the first 14 times I had sex.

So to all those people who’ve been telling me “your show is on too late for me” – you’re going to need a new excuse. Like “your show sucks”.

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Jimmy Kimmel On Move To 11:35 PM: “Maybe Cut Back On Penis Jokes”

By | Tuesday August 21, 2012 @ 11:27am PDT

Jimmy KimmelEXCLUSIVE: “You can’t do a late night show until you’re 80 years old,” Jimmy Kimmel just joked to me about his Jimmy Kimmel Live moving from midnight to 11:35 PM weekdays starting January 8th. The ABCRead More »

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NOVEMBER SWEEP: CBS’ ‘Late Show’ Tops ‘Tonight’ For 1st Time In 17 Years, ‘Late Late Show’ Posts First Victory Over ‘Late Night’

Nellie Andreeva

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 »

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Conan O’Brien Makes First Live Visit To NBC

By | Thursday October 6, 2011 @ 5:24pm PDT

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 »

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New ’2.5 Men’ Cast Presents Top 10 List

Nellie Andreeva

As part of the promotional campaign for the relaunch of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones presented the “Top Ten Reasons to Watch the New Season of Two And a Half Men” on the Late Show last night. Frankly, they … Read More »

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart On Glenn Beck’s Exit

Nellie Andreeva

Jon Stewart channeled Glenn Beck in his send-off of the departing Fox News anchor (and favorite punching bag) on The Daily Show last night.

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David Hudson Promoted To SVP Late Night & Specials At TBS And TNT

By | Friday March 25, 2011 @ 10:06am PDT

Turner has upped David Hudson, previously VP of alternative programming for the networks, to SVP late night and specials, where he will oversee a late-night slate that includes Conan and Lopez Tonight as well as continue to develop specials like … Read More »

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Jimmy Fallon’s Charlie Sheen Parody

By | Thursday March 3, 2011 @ 5:16pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

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.

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UPDATE: Letterman Show Gets Punked; So No Lindsay Lohan Appearance After All

WEDNESDAY AM UPDATE: Statement from Tom Keaney for David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Inc which produces the Late Show:

“Lindsay Lohan will not be delivering a Top Ten list on Thursday’s LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, as had been previously announced. We made a mistake. Someone purporting to be

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Hot Clip: Howard Stern And Dave Letterman On Late Night Battle With Leno

Mike Fleming

There’s only so much that David Letterman can say about his late night rivalry with Jay Leno, so why not have Howard Stern fill in the blanks? Here’s a clip from Stern’s Late Show appearance:

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‘Daily Show’ Claims First Weekly Ratings Victory Over ‘Conan’ In Young Demos

Nellie Andreeva

Possibly boosted by State of the Union coverage, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart posted its first weekly win over TBS’ Conan in adults 18-34, according to the network. Conan had a huge premiere in November, dominating the cable and broadcast late-night field for its first couple of weeks on the air, but The Daily Show has been steadily chipping away at Conan‘s ratings lead for the past two months. It has beaten Conan in total viewers every week since the beginning of December and in 18-49 every week since the beginning of January. For the month of January, The Daily Show is tops in viewers and 18-49, while Conan still has the edge in the 18-34 demo. However, Conan is hourlong and The Daily Show is a half-hour. If compared to the Daily Show/Colbert Report combo that airs in the same 11 PM-12AM slot, Conan is ahead in 18-34 and 18-49 while behind to the Comedy Central shows in total viewers. An interesting footnote – Versus January 2010, The Daily Show is up 9% in total viewers, while Conan is down 3% vs. the January 2010 performance of Lopez Tonight. Here are the standings of the cable late-night talk shows for January as released by Comedy Central (only original telecasts are included as Conan returned from the holiday a week later than most of the other shows, including The Daily Show): Read More »

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Leno Came Back To Late Night To Do This?

By | Saturday January 29, 2011 @ 12:03am PST

I haven’t watched Leno in ages but tonight I was tipped that he did a segment on the Oscar nominations so I tuned in to see if it was worth posting on Deadline. Jeez, when did Jay stop giving a damn about generating laughs? (No wonder I keep hearing rumors he … Read More »

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Jon Stewart Gives James Franco Oscar Hosting Advice

Nellie Andreeva

Newly minted Academy Award nominee James Franco was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night and sought advice from the former Oscar host for his upcoming debut as Oscar co-host alongside Anne Hathaway. Here is what Stewart told him: “Go at it with the attitude that you’re above … Read More »

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ABC Moves ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ To Midnight, Shortens ‘Nightline’

Nellie Andreeva

ABC has confirmed long-running speculation that as part of Jimmy Kimmel’s new two-year deal with ABC, the comedian had asked for his latenight talk show on the network to be moved up from 12:05 AM to midnight. The change … Read More »

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Sneak: Dave Phones Regis About Retiring

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