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Those looking for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC over the past two weeks probably noticed that the show, airing hybrid episodes of new material and encores, often did not start until midnight as local 11 PM newscasts expanded to an hour for coronavirus coverage. Things will go back to normal on Monday as The Tonight Show also has been gradually returning to normal with all-new or close to all-new episodes over the course of the last several days.
“For the past two weeks NBC stations have had the option to expand their late local newscasts to an hour,” NBC said in a statement to Deadline. “Beginning on Monday, our network feed of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon returns to its normal time period. As always, stations are allowed to get exemptions for local breaking news.”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon launched its At Home Edition on March 17 and started airing hybrid episodes hosted by Fallon from his home, combined with best-of moments from encore episodes a day later. By this week, the show had a packed slate of bookings, with Trevor Noah and D-Nice as guests on Monday, John Legend on Tuesday, Niall Horan on Wednesday, Alec Baldwin on Thursday and Tina Fey & Jose Andres on Friday. Tonight’s show, for example, will likely be all original with Fey and Andres, except for the music performance at the end.
The Tonight Show has been working on resuming its typical two guest + a musical performance structure starting with next week. From the listings released Friday evening, the program has largely reached that goal though it stopped short of categorizing new episodes as “all original,” including “Best of Fallon moments” to the roster of guests for each show out of precaution.
Here are the guests currently scheduled for next seek:
Monday, March 30: At Home Edition: Kim Kardashian West, Jon Bon Jovi and musical guest OneRepublic plus Best of Fallon moments.
Tuesday, March 31: At Home Edition: Demi Lovato, Jonathan Van Ness and musical guest Demi Lovato plus Best of Fallon moments.
Wednesday, April 1: At Home Edition: Adam Sandler, Russell Wilson & Ciara and musical guest Marcus Mumford plus Best of Fallon moments.
Thursday, April 2: At Home Edition: TBD guest and musical guest Hot Country Knights plus Best of Fallon moments.
Friday, April 3: At Home Edition: Miley Cyrus, Lewis Capaldi and musical guest Lewis Capaldi plus Best of Fallon moments.
The Golden Raspberry Awards – which must have, at one point, been an enjoyable thing to someone, somewhere – are back, and the organization has once again chosen the most obvious and frankly boring choice for its top prize. Director Tom Hooper‘s Cats was the big “winner” of the night, taking home a total of six Razzies, including the Worst Picture of the year prize. Eddie Murphy also won a Razzie – but his win was actually a positive thing. Read on for the full list of winners below.Razzie Awards 2020 Winners
Worst Picture The Fanatic The Haunting of Sharon Tate Cats Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Rambo: Last Blood
Worst Actor James Franco, Zeroville David Harbour, Hellboy Matthew McConaughey, Serenity Sylvester Stallone, Rambo: Last Blood John Travolta, The Fanatic and Trading Paint
Worst Actress Anne Hathaway, The Hustle and Serenity Hilary Duff, The Haunting of Sharon Tate Francesca Hayward, Cats Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Madea” Rebel Wilson, The Hustle
Worst Supporting Actor James Corden, Cats Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Joe” Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Uncle Heathrow” Seth Rogen, Zeroville Bruce Willis, Glass
Worst Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain, Dark Phoenix Cassi Davis, A Madea Family Funeral Judi Dench, Cats Fenessa Pineda, Rambo: Last Blood Rebel Wilson, Cats
Worst Director Fred Durst, The Fanatic James Franco, Zeroville Adrian Grunberg, Rambo: Last Blood Neil Marshall, Hellboy Tom Hooper, Cats
Worst Screenplay Andrew Cosby, Hellboy Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Danial Farrands, The Haunting of Sharon Tate Lee Hall and Tom Hooper, Cats Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone, Rambo: Last Blood
Worst Screen Combo
John Travolta and Any Screenplay He Accepts Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs, Cats Sylvester Stallone and His Impotent Rage, Rambo: Last Blood Tyler Perry and Tyler Perry or Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral Jason Derulo and His CGI-Neutered “Bulge”, Cats
Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel Dark Phoenix Godzilla: King of the Monsters Rambo: Last Blood A Madea Family Funeral Hellboy
Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property Rambo: Last Blood Dragged Across Concrete Hellboy The Haunting of Sharon Tate Joker
The Razzie Redeemer Award Will Smith, Aladdin Keanu Reeves, John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum and Toy Story 4 Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
The Razzie Redeemer Award seems strangely out of character for this awards show because of how it honors positivity instead of wallowing in the cinematic muck of each year, but since Murphy didn’t earn an Oscar nomination for his work in Dolemite, I’m...
Jimmy Fallon has been kicking off each recent episode of The Tonight Show with a shout-out to the Red Cross charity initiative backed by State Farm. On Friday, he was interrupted by his daughter Franny bursting through the door of his garage, kicking off her boots after discovering her dad talking to the camera.
“There you go, that's the moment,” showrunner Gavin Purcell tells Deadline. “That's what working from home is all about.”
Fallon's kids have become two of the breakout stars of Quarantine TV in recent weeks. They have been a comical, and useful, distraction to the growing doom of the nightly news as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.
Late-night television has, in general, been on the frontline since the virus shut down film and TV production. From NBC's The Tonight Show to CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! From His House, through to cable shows such as Showtime’s Desus and Mero, Conan and Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, these shows have found a way to continue to entertain viewers, albeit shooting via iPhones and Zoom at home rather than in a studio.
Deadline spoke with several late-night showrunners about how they're coping with the challenges of producing entertainment shows under immense pressure as well as how they hope to harness the creativity that's coming out of their teams in the future, once things return to “normal.”
Purcell, who took over as showrunner of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Jim Bell in November, says there's been an evolution of the form even in these past few weeks. The NBC show suspended production March 13, and Fallon was quick to move online before returning to television with an At Home Edition on March 23. While the first few shows were largely put together by a small team - which also includes Fallon's wife, Flower Films co-founder Nancy Juvonen - this has broadened out over the last few episodes.
“We're now operating with our staff and getting everyone up to speed,” Purcell says. “We're now trying to create a normalcy, in a world where nothing is normal right now, but we're trying to make it so that the actual production of it is a little bit more simplified and put systems in place. I feel like we're getting there.”
Fallon's guests have included Adam Sandler, who sang a quarantine song below, along with Jessica Alba and Miley Cyrus as well as his dog Gary, and the host has struck a positive, yet honest tone throughout.
Purcell says this week the team has been figuring out how to send-up the fact that a large part of America has spent the last two weeks on Zoom. “These shows are about reflecting what's going on in...