'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' receives five year renewal

May 17 (UPI) -- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been renewed for five years at NBC.

NBCUUniversal television and streaming chairman Susan Rovner announced the renewal during the company's upfront presentation on Monday.


The renewal arrives after Fallon recently extended his contract in November. The comedian is also involved in other projects at NBCUniversal including The Kids Tonight Show, That's My Jam and Clash of the Cover Bands.

Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show in February 2014 in place of Jay Leno. He is joined weeknights on NBC starting at 11:35 p.m. EDT by announcer Steve Higgins and band The Roots.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon returned to Studio 6B in New York to record new episodes starting in March following the COVID-19 pandemic. Fallon, when the pandemic began, started hosting episodes from home and then later Studio 6A.

The late night talk show recently released a video detailing its return to its home studio and how live fans have also returned.

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