NBC scraps plans to build Jimmy Fallon a $25M new ‘Tonight Show’ studio

05.08.13 6 years ago

NBC scraps plans to build Jimmy Fallon a $25M new “Tonight Show” studio

Instead, Fallon’s current studio will be renovated at a cost of $5 million that will expand its capacity from 189 seats to 240. NBC previously planned to build a 400-seat megastudio for Fallon. PLUS: Fallon & John Krasinski battle in a lip sync-off.

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“The Office” finale is fetching as much as $400K per 30-second ad
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“The Americans” bosses delve into Season 1, storyline by storyline
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BET cancels “Don’t Sleep!” starring T.J. Holmes

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See “The Killing’s” Season 3 trailer

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