Some of Jimmy Fallon’s most popular “Tonight Show” antics are being transformed into a celebrity game show at NBC.
Titled “That’s My Jam,” the series has received a 10-episode order and will feature a new cast of celebs each week participating in an hour-long competition filled with brand new music and dance-based games in the spirit of the late-night host’s popular celebrity-challenge segments like “Wheel of Musical Impressions,” “Musical Genre Challenge” and “History of Rap.”
“We love playing these games on the show and it’ll be fun to see it taken to the next level,” Fallon, who will executive produce the series, said.
“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,” Meredith Ahr, president of Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment, added. “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.”
The “That’s My Jam” format was brought to Universal Television Alternative Studio by Fallon, his longtime “Tonight Show” producer Jim Juvonen and writer Josh Knapp. Jeff Apploff will serve as showrunner on the series.