Jimmy Fallon Secures His Spot in Late-Night TV with an Extended Deal Until 2028

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Late night host Jimmy Fallon has extended his deal with NBCUniversal, ensuring his presence on “The Tonight Show” for years to come. The renewal cements Fallon’s legacy as a mainstay in the late-night TV landscape.

Fallon first joined the NBC family in 1998 as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” He then went on to host “Late Night” in 2009, replacing Conan O’Brien, before taking over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno in 2014. Fallon’s quick wit and endearing personality have been a driving force in his success, amusing audiences for nearly three decades.

The extension of his contract through 2028 coincides with a similar deal made by fellow late-night host Seth Meyers, ensuring a consistent weeknight lineup for NBC with these two powerhouse comedians at the helm. Fallon’s influence extends beyond “The Tonight Show,” as he also hosts the musical game show “That’s My Jam,” which has been renewed for a third season. Additionally, he will co-host the network’s closing ceremony coverage of the Paris Olympics this summer.

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Mark Lazarus, Chairman of NBCUniversal Media Group, praised Fallon’s contribution to the network: “For nearly 30 years, Jimmy Fallon has brought laughter into the homes of millions and charmed audiences from the stages of 30 Rock. It’s been a privilege to witness Jimmy at the helm of ‘The Tonight Show,’ and we’re thrilled to see what innovations he and the incredible staff will deliver in the years to come at the network.”

Fallon’s signature humor was on full display in his response to the renewal: “For nearly 30 years, I’ve brought laughter into the homes of millions and charmed audiences from the stages of 30 Rock. It’s been a privilege to be at the helm of the ‘The Tonight Show,’ and I’m thrilled to see what innovations me and the incredible staff will deliver in the years to come at the network. No, I’m not changing my quote. Tell Mark to change his.”

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With this extended deal, Jimmy Fallon solidifies his enduring impact on late-night television.

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35pm on NBC.

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