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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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Pat July 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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

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Ratko June 16, 2011 at 2:39 am

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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