Prime announces arrival of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

image001-1Here is the announcement you’ve all been waiting for.

Prime TV is excited to announce the addition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to its October schedule. Beginning on Monday, October 20, New Zealand audiences will finally get a fix of Fallon’s welcoming interview style, trademark humour, superstar guests, audience participation and more as the show will premiere weeknights at 10.30pm, with an encore at 6.00pm the following evening.

“Jimmy has had his ear pierced live on-air by Harrison Ford, danced in tight pants with Jennifer Lopez and even managed to make board games fun again – we are delighted to have The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in our evening line-up later this month. Some of his interviews are legendary, so to introduce him to our viewers, we will be screening a special week of encores comprised of some of his best recent episodes,” said Head of Prime, Karen Bieleski.

An American television institution for almost 60 years, The Tonight Show is renowned for its big-name celebrity guests as well as top musical and comedic talent. Emmy® and GRAMMY® Award-winning comedian, actor and musician, Fallon has continued in the footsteps of his predecessors and has managed to make a firm mark on his audience by offering countless memorable moments such as interviewing Morgan Freeman while sucking helium from balloons, smashing raw eggs into Tom Cruise’s hair and throwing a giant transparent beach ball into Julia Roberts’ face – many of the clips from the series also end up going viral online after the show. Fallon has also entertained a veritable galaxy of stars from Russell Crowe to Glenn Close, James Spader to Keith Richards, Barbara Streisand to Larry David and Claire Danes, amongst others.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Weeknights 10.30pm from October 20 only on Prime.

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  • toby_toby

    Prime’s Facebook says “Hi all! Never fear, Letterman isn’t going anywhere for a wee while yet, premiere eps will just air weekdays at 3.30pm instead”

    Whilst I’m happy about Fallon, I’m disappointed that Letterman is ending up in such a crappy timeslot.

  • Aaron

    Wait, so what’s happening to Letterman? 10.30 is early for Late Night. I would think Colbert would be the camp Prime would want to back when Dave finishes.

  • Drew

    Sounds like Prime is letting go of Letterman! Both shows back to back makes sense at 10.30.

  • The Tonight Show is the one they were supposed to give to Letterman but he was stabbed in the back.

    Great we’ll have something decent to watch at 6pm.

    • Tania

      Boo to that – that means no ‘Escape to the Country’ (normally on at 6pm, and one of the most-watched shows on Prime).

      • Citizen Cane

        You can still see it on The Living Channel.

        • Tania

          Thanks, we watch it there too but Prime’s episodes are the most recent (nearly everything on Living is old – it’s a complete waste of money).