Watch: New promos for 'Tonight' and 'Late Night'
January 6th, 2014
02:30 PM ET

Watch: New promos for 'Tonight' and 'Late Night'

Next month, Jimmy Fallon will be stepping into a late-night tradition while Seth Meyers tries to just keep his act together.

At least, that's what we got from NBC's two promos for their new late-night lineup, which will see Fallon move from "Late Night" to "Tonight" and Meyers move from his weekend "Saturday Night Live" gig to a desk job on "Late Night."

The "Tonight" promo emphasizes the big shoes that Fallon has to fill, as he's stepping into a role once filled by TV icons like Jack Paar and Johnny Carson.

But lest you get the idea that Fallon's simply going to rehash what worked in the past, the promo cuts in classic clips from Fallon's "Late Night" - essential parts of the brand like the "History of Rap" with Justin Timberlake and "Slow Jam the News."

He'll uphold tradition, NBC seems to want us to think, but in his own quirky Fallon way.

Seth Meyers, meanwhile, holds onto his familiar deadpan in the "Late Night" promo. The clip shows the "SNL" veteran walk over from his old studio to his new one next door - as familiar co-stars shrug off his departure with shouts of, "I'm taking your dressing room!"

Of course, by the time Meyers makes the hop, skip and jump to his new set, he finds it in shambles.

You could take that to mean that the new "Late Night" will be something fresh from the ground up, but Meyers still has an eye on the essentials - at the end of the promo, he makes sure to place a call to check on that desk.

Fallon's "Tonight Show" premieres on February 17, followed by Meyers' takeover of "Late Night" on February 24.


Filed under: Late Night comedy • television

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  1. ironman666

    great 2 more bums not to watch at late nite tv jimmy fallon not funny really sucks and seth meyers super sucks good job nbc now you really dont have nothing to watch on your net work

    January 6, 2014 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. edgybutsoft

    I just don't like Seth. I've never found him funny on SNL and just don't know why he's getting his own late night talk show. ugh

    January 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Roem

    Jimmy Fallon is another celebrity that I'd like to know better, in the "biblical" sense.
    ;)

    January 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Biff

    What about their garbage?

    January 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Biff

    Ooh, now I'm thinking of Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson!

    January 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |

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