NBC might have been quick to give Jay Leno the boot, but it looks like Jimmy Fallon is staying around at least through the decade.
Fallon has renewed his deal with NBC Entertainment, extending it six years and signing on through September 2021.
NBC says that since Fallon took over as host in February 2014, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has dominated the late-night landscape versus all timeslot competition, winning in total viewers, the 18-49 demo and all other key ratings categories.
“Jimmy has been an important member of the NBCUniversal family for 17 years. He is extraordinarily talented, hard-working and brings a level of creativity and energy every single day that is simply unmatched in television,” said Steve Burke, Chief Executive Office, NBCUniversal. “The success of the ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ has been nothing short of remarkable. We couldn’t be prouder of the show he and his team put on every night and couldn’t be happier that he will remain with us at 30 Rock at least through 2021.”
Somewhere Conan O'Brien is seething.