"LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON" JOINS ESQUIRE NETWORK LINEUP AS NETWORK SECURES EXCLUSIVE CABLE TELEVISION RIGHTS TO HIT LATE-NIGHT SERIES
-- Episodes to Air Weekdays at 7PM ET/PT Beginning Wednesday, April 24 --
Los Angeles, CA -- Esquire Network has secured exclusive cable television rights to NBC's award-winning late-night talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Starting Wednesday, April 24, episodes will air on Esquire Network Monday through Friday at 7PM ET/PT, one week after they first premiere on NBC. Late Night marks the first talk show addition to the network's programming slate.
"Jimmy's sharp wit, relaxed style and natural charm make him exactly the kind of guy Esquire Network viewers want to spend time with, and his show the perfect choice to lead in to our primetime," said Adam Stotsky, general manager, Esquire Network. "With its unique blend of conversation, music, innovative use of digital media and risk-taking comedy, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has become a top destination for A-list celebrities and now, for our viewers as well."
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon joins previously announced series including originals Knife Fight and The Getaway, along with Parks and Recreation and Party Down, as part of Esquire Network's new programming lineup beginning April 22.
Named "the most enjoyable late-night show" by The New York Times in 2011, the Emmy(R) nominated Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is one of television's most influential trendsetters. Comedian Jimmy Fallon brings a fun energy to the NBC comedy-talk franchise, with his personalized interview style, love of audience participation, spot-on impersonations and innovative sketches. The show consistently garners attention for viral videos and prominent guests such as Tom Cruise, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake. Fallon's choice of house band, The Roots, has been universally praised.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Michael Shoemaker. Gavin Purcell produces.
About Esquire Network
The modern man will be televised. Championing intelligence, wit and style, Esquire Network brings the iconic men's brand to television as the definitive network for the modern, multi-faceted man. A strategic partnership between NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines, the network's programming explores and celebrates the interests, passions and aspirations of today's man: gaming, gear, entertainment, food, fashion, women, humor, travel, competition, danger and more. Formerly known as G4, Esquire Network will launch in April 2013 in 62 million households nationwide, as well as online, mobile, On Demand and other platforms. Esquire Network is a unit of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal.
About NBC Entertainment
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network's primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC's quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC's roster of popular scripted series includes the Emmy Award-winning comedies "The Office" and "30 Rock," as well as the critically acclaimed "Parks and Recreation" and "Community," and new popular comedies "The New Normal," "Go On," "Animal Practice" and "Guys With Kids." NBC's drama slate is highlighted by the buzz-worthy new series "Revolution" and "Chicago Fire," veteran award-winning shows "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Parenthood," and the acclaimed recent additions "Smash" and "Grimm." Unscripted series for NBC include the vocal competition hit "The Voice" as well as "The Biggest Loser," "The Celebrity Apprentice" and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, "America's Got Talent."
In late-night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Saturday Night Live." NBC Daytime's "Days of our Lives" consistently ranks among daytime's top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices. NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids' experts at Sprout, the nation's first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.