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TV Junkie: Jimmy Fallon at PaleyFest2011
Jimmy Fallon at PaleyFest2011's tribute to "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Friday, March 11, 2011. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
Last Friday night we got to speak with Jimmy Fallon and Chris Hardwick at PaleyFest2011's tribute to "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" which has recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary and 400th show. We recently wrote aboutour experience as an audience member on the show and it was a pleasure to speak with Jimmy Fallon (Twitter: @JimmyFallon) directly about his show. Although Fallon took last week "off" a lot of planning for upcoming shows was done, including tonight's boxing lesson with Holt McCallany of FX's "Lights Out" and the reunion of The Cars later this week.
It was also great to catch up with Chris Hardwick, whom we've interviewed in the past, who was playing emcee/moderator/"interrogator" at the PaleyFest event. Hardwick's "Web Soup" will be returning to G4 on March 30th (8pm) and he is also embarking on a comedy tour later this month as well - find dates on Hardwick's website and/or follow him on Twitter at @Nerdist.
Hardwick did a superb job moderating the evening where the audience gained a lot of insight on Jimmy Fallon's path to host of "Late Night" as well as how the show gets put together. It's a daunting task to get 5 hours of TV up almost every week of the year - compare that to your favorite sitcom, which has about the same amount of staff at "Late Night," and only has to put up 1/2 a week for less than 1/3 of the year.
For more info on the remaining PaleyFest2011 schedule and tickets, go to the Paley Center for Media's website.
Please note that we've returned to listing the TV shows of note for the evening below the TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan as we're done with nightly coverage of PaleyFest. Thanks for your patience and please let us know what more we can do to cover TV for you.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Top Gear," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (Jane Lynch; TV host Chris Matthews; Avril Lavigne performs), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (TV-show host Tyra Banks; actor Holt McCallany; The Chieftains perform).
8:00pm Chuck NBC - Chuck and Sarah suspect Casey is carrying out private missions; Chuck fears the CIA's new operatives will render him obsolete
8:40pm Top Gear BBC America - Jeremy races the new Jaguar XJ; James drives NASA's latest space exploration vehicle.
9:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel - Nicaragua Discovering the meaning of life in Nicaragua.
9:00pm The Chicago Code Fox - While searching for a drug supplier, Wysocki and Evers uncover an elaborate murder case; Teresa tries to get new radios for the department
9:00pm The Event NBC - President Martinez reasserts control after the attack in Alaska; Thomas drives Sophia and Martinez further apart; Michael leaves Leila with a friend and heads out to look for Thomas; the NSA works on decrypting a satellite transmission.
9:45pm Strangers on a Train TCM - (1951) A psychopath (Robert Walker) and a tennis player (Farley Granger) meet in a club car and plot that each will murder someone for the other.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - NBA commentator Charles Barkley; Cold War Kids perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Jane Lynch; TV host Chris Matthews; Avril Lavigne performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Ryan Phillippe; actress Mila Kunis; "The Bachelorette" announcement; Ron Sexsmith performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Lewis Black; Stackridge performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - TV-show host Tyra Banks; actor Holt McCallany; The Chieftains perform.