It’s official, NBC have green lit Jimmy Fallon as ‘The Tonight Show’ host through 2021.
Steve Burke, Chief Executive Office, NBCUniversal had this to say:
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. 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.
Since Fallon took over as host in February 2014, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night landscape versus all timeslot competition, triumphing in total viewers, the 18-49 demo and all other key ratings categories. America’s #1 late-night talk show, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” averages a 1.11 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 3.8 million viewers overall for the 2014-15 season.