Even though it took place several years ago, we all remember the big late-night showdowns that saw Jay Leno stepping down from the throne of 'The Tonight Show,' only to develop his own series immediately before Conan O'Brien's hosting turn, which ultimately saw the whole thing implode and returned Leno where he started. Now, new rumors suggest that Leno will finally step down in 2014 to be replaced by his 'Late Night' successor Jimmy Fallon, but is there any truth to the new late-night war on the horizon?
Last night on Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey was a guest but her performance didn't even make it to 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.' Before the show, Jimmy, Mariah, The Roots and a bunch of schoolkids got together to sing a stripped down performance of Mariah's holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and that might've won Christmas in the process. Check out the exclusive internet video below.
Still streets behind, folks. While our hopes for 'Community' were lightly raised, and quickly dashed at the cancellation of NBC's Justin Kirk comedy 'Animal Practice,' more news has come out that leaves the fate of 'Community' season 4 ever more uncertain. Where 'Whitney' will take the Wednesday slot vacated by 'Animal Practice,' the Jimmy Fallon-produced three-camera 'Guys With Kids' isn't going anywhere just yet. NBC has put in an additional order for the series, but for how much?
In what will no doubt be the breaking point for many a TV fan to pack it in and retreat to the wilderness never to be seen again, the hipster is finally coming to television. We've just learned that among two other series, late night host and 'SNL' aslum Jimmy Fallon's production company Holiday Road has just inked a deal with NBC to bring the small screen an "untitled multi-camera hipster project," and we don't mean ironically. Say, isn't December 2012 just around the corner?
It looks like Oscar talk has officially started. Mark your calendars: August 2, 2012. The day we began discussing who might host the Oscars. And it appears that Jimmy Fallon will be playing the role of "currently in talks to sing and/or dance and maybe tell some jokes?" at the 2013 Academy Awards.
We have to wait until after summer until 'Downton Abbey' officially returns for Season 3 but if you can't wait that long, Jimmy Fallon brought back his 'Downton Abbey' parody "Downton Sixbey" (named after their 30 Rock studio, 6B). Brooke Shields and Fred Armisen return and bring with them a special guest: Questlove.
Sheesh, don't they want to keep a little money to keep the dishes functioning? Maybe chin-rests for Leno's off-hours? A billboard or two for 'Community?' NBC won't officially unveil their fall lineup until this coming Monday May 17, but have continued adding to the list of shows granted an early pickup. So what's the latest, and whose humor can we expect?
'Late Night' host Jimmy Fallon's late '90s 'SNL' audition has surfaced, featuring eight-plus minutes of the comedian's best celebrity impersonations, including Jerry Seinfeld, Tommy Lee Jones and former 'SNLers' Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Colin Quinn and Gilbert Gottfried. And of course, a few guitar numbers.