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Jimmy Fallon Starts Webisodes to Prepare to Host Late Night

Jimmy Fallon Starts His Hosting Duties Online Tonight

It'll be a few months before Jimmy Fallon officially slides into Conan O'Brien's chair as the host of NBC's Late Night, but starting tonight, he'll be doing some practice runs — and we can all watch online. At 12:30 a.m. each day, NBC will post a new video of Fallon on this new website.

The idea is that people will get used to seeing Fallon at 12:30 — and that he'll be able to test out material without having to see how it goes over in front of a live TV audience. Variety says the five-minute webisodes will be "lo-fi, freeform-style looks at what Fallon is up to on the eve of his hosting gig."

NBC's supposed to be announcing an official premiere date for Fallon's show this week, but March 2 is the latest rumor. That would give Conan O'Brien a few months off the air while he prepares to fill Jay Leno's Tonight Show shoes starting in June. Most of you thought Fallon would make a good Late Night host before, but now that the transition is getting closer, do you still feel the same?


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well - this could also be a ploy on NBC's part to boost HULU and all that seeing as how it's owned by the network. i don't know if i'd be more apt to watching him online but i guess if it allows him to get his feet wet, then anything is possible.
Anniina Anniina 8 years
What are you talking about, he's totally funny. I'm thinking Conan will bomb.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I like Jimmy Fallon, so I'll give him a chance when he comes on air. I am not really a Conan fan anyway, Craig Ferguson is more my style.
amofoz amofoz 8 years
He's one of the least funny guys on TV. I have a feeling this will not work well at all.
KtotheK KtotheK 8 years
Going to be a total disaster! He's so uncomfortable in front of people (I've actually met him and he was awkward in front of me and I'm not even famous). Poor kid is going to bomb, although I never like to root against someone so hopefully I'll eat my words.
krae85 krae85 8 years
he looks frightened in this picture, lol
krae85 krae85 8 years
I have a feeling this is going to be awful.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
yeah Conan is actually on at 12:35 so I won't be watching it then, maybe later.
bowwowza bowwowza 8 years
ick. he's so ugly and not funny.
Britni_Marie Britni_Marie 8 years
Whoa. I had no idea that there was going to be a big switch like this. I don't watch late night TV but I love Jimmy Fallon so I might start watching it.
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