Non-Leno News From the Late-Night Front
December 9, 2008 2:14 PM
With all of the talk about Jay Leno getting the 10 p.m. weeknight slot on NBC, the launch of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s” video blog was pushed to the back burner.
The show’s vlog launched Monday at 12:30 a.m. ET, with Jimmy “The Giggler” Fallon giving a quick tour of his new surroundings at Rockefeller Center’s Studio 6B.
Why viewers need to wait until 12:30 a.m. to see unfinished studio and office space is anyone’s guess.
Mr. Fallon introduces the Roots as “Late Night’s” house band and tries to solicit questions from viewers that will be answered on the video blog.
However, instead of some kind of simple question submission form, NBC is trying to get viewers to sign up for its “discussion forums,” which just isn’t going to happen. Nice try, NBC, but I’d rather handwrite my question and stuff it in an envelope addressed to “The Internet” than try to traverse an online fan forum.
Check out the thrilling first vlog from last night:
And because we’re talking about Jimmy Fallon, I get an excuse to post this: