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NBC, Jimmy Fallon team on unscripted variety show “That’s My Jam”

NBC has set a 10-episode order for an unscripted game show based on musical segments from Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. That’s My Jam (10 x 60 minutes) will draw inspiration from the ...
March 13, 2019

NBC has set a 10-episode order for an unscripted game show based on musical segments from Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.

That’s My Jam (10 x 60 minutes) will draw inspiration from the celebrity-fueled moments from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Each episode of the music and dance competition series will feature a new crop of famous faces along with classic and new music-based games.

Produced by Universal Television Alternative Studios, the musical format will be executive produced by Fallon, along with Tonight Show producer Jim Juvonen and writer Josh Knapp. Jeff Apploff will serve as showrunner.

Fallon currently has more than 20 million YouTube subscribers, with viewers tuning into segments like Wheel of Musical Impressions and Musical Genre Challenge to History of Rap.

A premiere date for That’s My Jam has yet to be announced.

“Jimmy reinvented the late-night genre with his one-of-a-kind celebrity game segments that show our favorite stars at their most clever, creative and relaxed,” said Meredith Ahr, president of alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to bring viewers a new set of games and create a weekly party that is just as much fun to watch as it is to play along.”

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