Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: NBC TV Series Renewed for Season Three

Late Night with Jimmy FallonNBC has quietly renewed Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a third season, EW reports. The new deal will take Fallon through early 2012. The late night program’s seasons don’t follow the typical schedule since Fallon began hosting the show mid-season, in early March 2009.

The renewal keeps NBC’s top-rated late-night schedule intact. Last Call with Carson Daly was renewed for its 11th season a month ago and Jay Leno signed a multiple year contract when he returned to the Tonight Show last year.

EW also reports that Late Night’s ratings have grown by 16% this year to an average 1.8 million viewers. The 18-49 demographic has remained steady at a 0.6 rating. Fallon’s show has widened the lead over The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in both areas.

What do you think? Are you a fan of Fallon’s Late Night?

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  1. Pat says

    I dare you to do your “Tebow” routine, only do it with a Muslim prayer to Mohammed.
    It either won’t show or you will “cop” out. The Christians won’t lynch you, but the Muslims just might take off your head

  2. Ratko says

    nahhh… Fallon’s show relies too much on unfunny frat-boy fun’n’games schtick, and they need to lose that annoying (usually unfunny and awkward) Higgins guy too. Jimmy’s still weak on the monologue/stand-up stuff, but he can be very funny in musical skits and impressions ala SNL. The band is always rock-steady solid and the musical guests tend to be interesting and diverse. Fallon & co. definitely score some points for musical smarts.

    So Fallon and Ferguson are opposites in many ways; Craig is absolutely virtuoso brilliant at standup, monologue, ad-libs and bawdy banter, but has no band or production values(which he always milks for laughs at CBS expense of course.) Basically we have a wrasslin’ storyline of Heel/antihero vs. ‘good guy/golden boy': the showbiz jaded, shamelessly smutty and censor-baiting persona of Ferguson vs. the aw-shucks boyish charm and seemingly limitless entertainment optimism of Fallon.

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