Friday, August 14, 2015

NBC Extends Jimmy Fallon Contract

NBC has given a six-year contract extension to Jimmy Fallon, keeping him as host of “The Tonight Show” through the fall of 2021.

NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt announced the deal Thursday morning as part of the network’s Television Critics Assn. press tour presentation.

“We have locked him in as host of ‘The Tonight Show’ for six more years,” Greenblatt said. He praised the work that Fallon has done since taking over the show in February 2014. He also had kind words for Seth Meyers and the adjustment he made this week to the opening segment of “Late Night” — shifting from a traditional stand-up monologue delivery to a desk-based segment that looks more like the “Weekend Update” bit that Meyers anchored for years on “Saturday Night Live.”

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