Jimmy Fallon to Remain Host of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Through 2028

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Jimmy Fallon to Remain Host of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Through 2028

Jimmy Fallon has extended his deal with NBCUniversal and will remain host of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' through at least 2028.

By Errol Lewis
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Jimmy Fallon
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Celebrating his 10th anniversary as host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” NBCUniversal announced on Thursday that the multi-hyphenated Jimmy Fallon will remain at the iconic franchise through at least 2028. 

“For nearly 30 years, Jimmy Fallon has brought laughter into the homes of millions and charmed audiences from the stages of 30 Rock,” said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBCUniversal Media Group. “It’s been a privilege to witness Jimmy at the helm of the ‘The Tonight Show’ and we’re thrilled to see what innovations he and the incredible staff will deliver in the years to come at the network.”

“For nearly 30 years, I’ve brought laughter into the homes of millions and charmed audiences from the stages of 30 Rock,” said Fallon. “It’s been a privilege to be at the helm of the ‘The Tonight Show’ and I’m thrilled to see what innovations me and the incredible staff will deliver in the years to come at the network. No, I’m not changing my quote. Tell Mark to change his.”

Fallon joined NBC in 1998 as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” where he quickly became a fan favorite with several noteworthy musical bits and sketches. After exiting “SNL” in 2004, Fallon returned to NBC in 2009 as host of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” By 2014, he would be named host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” replacing Jay Leno.

“Throughout his time at NBC on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Late Night’ and ‘The Tonight Show,’ Jimmy Fallon has demonstrated his extraordinary talent and been an integral part of our iconic comedy brand,” said Frances Berwick, Chairman, NBCUniversal Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue our relationship with Jimmy and to see him carrying ‘The Tonight Show’ torch into the future.”

Every season Fallon has hosted, “The Tonight Show” has ranked #1 (or tied for #1) in the key 18-49 demo. In addition, Fallon has expanded the show’s reach from TV to digital, with nearly 100 million total followers and subscribers across its platforms and more than 8 billion views in 2023 alone. With sketches, songs and celebrity guests, Fallon’s digital presence dominates the space compared to his contemporaries. Fallon is also an EP and panelist on the Emmy-nominated NBC fan-favorite “Password,” which is currently in its second season.

“The Tonight Show” is the longest-running talk show on television and the #1 late-night program on digital. Taped in front of a live studio audience from Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs Mondays through Fridays from 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET/PT on NBC and streams next day on Peacock.

From Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Chris Miller and Gerard Bradford. Miller is the showrunner.