Jimmy Fallon is moving into primetime. NBC is getting ready to launch That’s My Jam, the new comedy-variety TV series which will be hosted by Tonight Show host Fallon. The 10-episode series will launch out of the Summer 2020 Olympics. NBC announced the series back in May 2019.
Here are details from NBC:
THAT’S MY JAM
Jimmy Fallon is set to host “That’s My Jam,” a new comedy variety event series inspired by the wildly popular, celebrity-fueled musical segments made famous on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
What is sure to be a high-energy hourlong party, “That’s My Jam” will premiere out of the Tokyo Olympics and mark Fallon’s first venture in primetime.
As host, executive producer and music lover, Fallon brings his one-of-a-kind comedic style and feel-good energy to “That’s My Jam,” where America’s favorite celebrities who love to sing and dance will compete against each other. The show will feature a carousel of classic and brand new musical games ready for primetime.
Fallon is the late night pioneer in viral celebrity games and moments. With over 20 million YouTube subscribers and over 6 billion views on YouTube and Facebook in 2019, his musical games, sketches, and challenges have made an indelible mark on late night TV. From “Wheel of Musical Impressions” and “Musical Genre Challenge” to “History of Rap,” viewers around the globe love watching their favorite celebrities take part in some of these unforgettable music-infused moments.
The format was brought to Universal Television Alternative Studio by Fallon, longtime “Tonight Show” producer Jim Juvonen and writer Josh Knapp. Gavin Purcell will executive produce.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of this show? Do you plan to watch That’s My Jam on NBC?