Beginning Of A New Era: Jimmy Fallon Joins “The Tonight Show” VIDEO

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Fatimah Mazhar
NBC marked the beginning of a new era after the network released a promo on Saturday unveiling the new “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon.

NBC marked the beginning of a new era after the network released a promo on Saturday unveiling the new “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon.

The promotional video titled “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – A Tradition Continues,” pays a tribute to all the previous hosts of the iconic late-night talk show which turns 60 this year.

Fallon will be the fourth host of the program since 1962.

From Steve Allen to Jack Paar to Johnny Carson to the current host Jay Leno, who ran the show for almost 22 years, the teaser acknowledges that contributions of all the anchors. It also includes a short clip of comedian Conan O’Brien who left NBC after a much-publicized controversy over television ratings.

Leno was replaced with O'Brien back in 2009 while former began hosting The Jay Leno Show at 10 o’clock on NBC.

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Disgruntled with poor ratings, Leno demanded he get a half-hour show at 11:35, the time in which The Tonight Show had aired for years.

O’Brien protested, arguing that he would essentially be stripped of the show that he had been aspiring to host since 1993.

“I believe that delaying The Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn't The Tonight Show,” he said.

In January 2010, due to failed negotiations, O’Brien left NBC after he was offered a late-night show by Tim Warner-owned channel TBS.

“The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” is set to premiere on February 17, 2014 in the United States.

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Watch the complete promo in the video below:

 

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