Airdate: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon will take over Conan O'Brien's chair, to screen from March.

jimmy_fallonOn February 20th Conan O’Brien winds down his Late Night show, in readiness to take over from Jay Leno.

So Jimmy Fallon will take over Conan’s chair and the show will screen in Conan’s place on the Comedy Channel from March 3rd.

Fallon first garnered attention in 1998 when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. In 2000 he became the co-anchor of SNL‘s signature segment “Weekend Update” alongside Tina Fey.

Fallon  also ventured off into other television roles, including Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s miniseries Band of Brothers.

He is only the the third person to host Late Night since it began nearly three decades ago -the other two being David Letterman and Conan.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon screens hot off the satellite weeknights at 11.15pm.

9 Responses

  1. I’m not sure if we will get the new leno show. In all the ads i’ve seen theyve mentioned that Conan will be moving to the Tonight Show and I have heard them say that Leno is retiring. I think we might just be getting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno until May, and then The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien from June. As well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from March.

  2. Leno has been produced 16:9 1080i HD since April 1999 — about 6 years before both Conan and Letterman. Foxtel simply aren’t getting the HD master of the show.

    (The regular 4:3 NTSC versions of Letterman and Leno are centre-cut, whereas Conan is letterboxed).

    IIRC, the satellite feeds are 4:3 NTSC only. If they wanted to show the HD version, they’d have to have it sent to them another way. This is perfectly feasible — Nine were happy to air the crappy looking 4:3 SD version of Letterman whereas Ten grabbed the 16:9 HD version.

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