THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON Returns to Normal Time Slot Starting Monday
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will return to its normal time slot this week.
Recently, the show had been pushed to midnight as news coverage of the Covid-19 outbreak bled into its usual 11:30 time slot
Of late, NBC has aired hybrid episodes including live interviews from Fallon's home cut with best-of segments from studio tapings.
NBC told Deadline, "For the past two weeks NBC stations have had the option to expand their late local newscasts to an hour. Beginning on Monday, our network feed of THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON returns to its normal time period. As always, stations are allowed to get exemptions for local breaking news."
The Tonight Show began its shot-from-home format March 17 when the production became one of a number of shows forced to shut down production due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Guests so far have included Emmy Award-winner Tina Fey, singer John Legend, comic and Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Niall Horan, and Alec Baldwin.
An American television institution for over 60 years, "The Tonight Show" continues to be a home to big-name celebrity guests and a stage for top musical and comedic talent.
Taking a cue from his unforgettable predecessors, including hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Fallon carries on the tradition that audiences know and love - kicking off every show with the iconic "Tonight Show" monologue.
Known for his huge online presence, Fallon also brings along with him many of the popular segments, celebrity sketches and musical parodies that fans have grown to love including #Hashtags, Thank You Notes and Slow Jam the News.