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NBC Renews Fallon and ‘Tonight Show’ for 5 More Years

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has been renewed for 5 years — a long run dedication from NBC to the host than the community had beforehand disclosed.

Susan Rovner, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming chairman, confirmed the renewal throughout NBCUniversal’s upfront presentation Monday. Rovner famous it matter-of-factly her opening dialog with “Today” anchor Hoda Kotb.

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Rovner didn’t elaborate on the Fallon renewal. She emphasised that NBCUniversal is working quick to generate content material for its linear and streaming platforms. The corporate went via an enormous restructuring of its TV operations final fall when Rovner signed on to guide content material operations after greater than 20 years as a high inventive govt at Warner Bros. TV.

Rovner famous that NBCU’s new centralized TV content material group has ordered 80 new sequence and particular occasions.

It’s understood that the “Tonight Show” renewal was accomplished a while in the past. Though “Tonight Show” has fallen behind CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in complete viewership, the late-night mainstay is has been such part of the material of NBC that it’s renewal was not doubtful neither is Fallon’s maintain on the host chair seen in as in jeopardy.

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The long-term renewal was struck across the time that “Tonight Show” noticed a shuffle of showrunners final Novmeber, when longtime staffer Jamie Granet-Bederman took the baton from Gavin Purcell. Granet-Bederman’s choice was an indication that Fallon and “Tonight” have been opting to remain the course after assembly with challenges when exterior producers have been introduced in to guide efforts. NBC beforehand assigned information and sports activities veteran Jim Bell to assist steer the present in 2018 the wake of “Tonight” slipping behind CBS’ “Late Show.”

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