Why ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ won’t be the next ‘Late Night’ star
“There’s no way I’d be able to do the show,” Fallon told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” Sunday.
“But I’m very excited to be part of this team.
And I know we’re going to do a great job.””
It’s the best show I’ve ever worked on, Chuck,” Fallon added.
“I’m so honored to be a part of it.
It’s a huge honor.
And to be able bring that joy to millions of people across the world is just awesome.
I love it, I love the show, and I hope I do it well.”
Fallon, 52, will join NBC as a regular host.
He joined the “Tonight Show” in 2003 after 11 seasons with CBS.
Fallon has appeared on several TV series and movies, including “The Tonight Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Daily Show” and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
He’s also co-hosted CBS’ “Late Late Show” with James Corden and hosted the popular “Late Show With Craig Ferguson.”
“Jimmy Fallon has proven himself as a great writer, host and performer.
He is an incredibly talented actor and writer, and his career is truly unparalleled,” NBCUniversal Chairman Jim Gianopulos said in a statement.
“We’re proud to be bringing him back for another season of ‘The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.'”