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FALLON SAYS HE WON’T DO A JAY LENO-TYPE TONIGHT SHOW

October 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Want to know what NBC’s Tonight show is going to look like after Jimmy Fallon takes over on Feb. 17? Well, according to Fallon, all you have to do is look at his Late Show now. “I think people are psyched to see us an hour earlier,” he told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. “We’re doing our show as if we were doing The Tonight Show. It’s news to everyone else. We have been doing The Tonight Show.” In fact, he has already changed the opening of Late Night on the advice of Jay Leno. “I was doing about a three-, four-minute monologue. He was like, ‘Make it like seven, eight minutes.’ He said some people don’t have time to see the news and they catch up on the news from your monologue sometimes. Give them a good monologue, a good solid 8-to-10-minute monologue. … We’re adding video into the monologue now and more graphics, making it more exciting to watch the first 15 minutes of the show.” One thing will be different, he disclosed: “a classier set.”