In the wake of the Conan / Leno debacle, the Comedy Channel has amended its late night line-up as of this week.
The final Jay Leno Show will air on February 10 before he returns to The Tonight Show.
Here is the new line-up:
Late Show With David Letterman
Monday to Friday at 10.30pm. New timeslot
David Letterman marks his 28th year in late night comedy this year, and his 15th year as the host of the Late Show With David Letterman. After more than 4,500 late night broadcasts, he remains one of the most influential personalities in the history of television. Other than the late Johnny Carson, who hosted “The Tonight Show” for 30 years, no late night host comes near Letterman in longevity, critical praise and award recognition. Often imitated but never matched, Letterman presents, night after night, an unpredictable hour of innovative comedy.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Exclusive Monday to Friday at 11.15pm. New timeslot
Jimmy Fallon is only the third person to host Late Night since it began nearly three decades ago – the other two being David Letterman & Conan O’Brien. After first garnering attention in 1998 when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live Fallon quickly became an audience favourite for his memorable recurring characters and spot-on impressions; and in 2000 Fallon became the co-anchor of the SNL’s signature segment “Weekend Update” alongside Tina Fey. A recognized comic talent and film and television star, Fallon has demonstrated an ability to deliver versatile standout performances while always staying grounded in his stand-up roots.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Monday to Friday at Midnight. New timeslot.
Emmy-award winning comedian immy Kimmel (The Man Show, Win Ben Stein’s Money) Jimmy Kimmel took the world by storm when two hilarious music clips from his talk-show Jimmy Kimmel Live! became a YouTube phenomenon; the Emmy-award winning song ‘‘I’m F***ing Matt Damon” which was sung to him by his then girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, and his own response, the star studded “‘I’m F***ing Ben Affleck”. Now The Comedy Channel is bringing this show directly to you, hot off the satellite, five nights a week.
In addition the Comedy Channel continues to air:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report
Weeknights at 6.30pm / 7pm
Your fix of news parody comes to you in prime time with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report from 6:30pm weeknights going head-to-head with those tabloid-style current affairs shows we’re far too refined to mention. As we increasingly move towards a global society, and with a world financial crisis and major political changes in the USA these 2 cool cats of current affairs comedy will cut through the crap by informing, satirizing and entertaining you each weeknight, hot off the satellite, fresher and funnier than ever before!
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno recommences on The Comedy Channel from midnight Wednesday March 3 (replays Tues-Sat at 12pm).
UPDATE: The Comedy Channel advises Jimmy Kimmel leaves the channel from March, allowing The Tonight Show to replay at midnight. From March 3 the schedule is 10:30 Letterman, 11:15 Fallon, midnight Leno (first run)