Jimmy Fallon to Host ‘That’s My Jam’ Celebrity Game Show on NBC

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Jimmy Fallon has signed on to host “That’s My Jam,” the variety comedy series based on some of his most popular “Tonight Show” antics and celebrity-laden musical tracks.

The news was announced on Saturday during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena.

The series marks Fallon’s first foray into prime time. It will premiere for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer on NBC.

Fallon’s comedy tracks from the “Tonight Show” earned him 20 million YouTube subscribers and more than 6 billion views on YouTube and Facebook in 2019, according to NBC.

The series received the green light for an order of 10 episodes last March. It will feature a new cast of celebrities each week taking part in an hour-long competition filled with music and dance-based games in the spirit of Fallon’s celebrity challenge segments like “Wheel of Musical Impressions,” ” Challenge of the musical genre ”and“ History of rap.

Fallon, “Tonight Show” producer Jim Juvonen and writer Josh Knapp brought the format to Universal Television Alternative Studio. Gavin Purcell will be the executive producer.

“We love playing these games on the show, and it will be fun to see it level up,” Fallon said in March.

“Jimmy has reinvented the late night genre with its one-of-a-kind celebrity game segments that show our favorite stars in their smartest, most creative and relaxed forms,” added Meredith Ahr, President of Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment. “We’re excited to bring viewers a new set of games and make a weekly party that’s as fun to watch as it is to play.”


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