Jimmy Fallon to host NBC’s new musical game show, “That’s My Jam”
(WCMH) – NBC has announced that Jimmy Fallon will host a new musical game show called “That’s My Jam” and the first episode will air tonight on NBC at 9pm, immediately following “The Voice.”
“That’s My Jam” is described as an hour-long “musical and comedy variety game” by NBC and includes several signature games that “The Tonight Show” fans might recognize.
“’That’s My Jam’ takes all of our best musical games from ‘The Tonight Show’ and takes it to the next level as possible,” Fallon said in an interview with the show. “I mean, big production parts. It’s huge. It’s a huge spectacle.
The show’s premiere will be a kind of crossover event “The Voice”. “Voice” season 21 coaches Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend will join host of “The Tonight Show” in what the network calls a “stealth episode.”
“I think what we’ve always done with ‘The Tonight Show’ is a mixture of comedy and music in the right way,” he said. “Every comedian I know wants to be a rock star and a lot of rock stars that I know want to be comedians. It lets you do both and it’s really fun from start to finish.
Two teams of two celebrities will compete against each other playing games like “Wheel of Impossible Karaoke”, “Perfect Mashup”, “Vinyl Countdown” and “Slay It, Don’t Spray It”. Celebrity earnings will be donated to charity.
“We added a charity element to the show because it’s a game show with all these famous friends, but you know, them, they don’t really need any prizes, or they get a golden boom box, but what’s best is that we raise awareness of their causes, and so that’s another way to give back, ”he said.
Following tonight’s episode, the show will join the network’s mid-season lineup on Mondays starting Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.
“What’s exciting for me too is being in a prime time niche,” Fallon said. “You know I’m used to 11:30 or 12:30 late at night, you know? So usually when people are watching they are really about to fall asleep. This, that way, people are awakened like brand new eyeballs. A whole new audience. And yes, it is a lot of fun and exciting.