It's the changing of the guard for one of the staples for television, The Tonight Show. For decades The Tonight Show was what millions of families watched and went to sleep to. The rise of the internet, and the more than controversial Jay Leno years, have seen the show lag behind more modern filler. But now the show may be getting a shot in the arm it hasn't seen since they tried all this with Conan way back in 2009.
The Tonight Show is in need of a change and that need is glaring. Leno was the host for the 90's but we're already a decade beyond those years and things aren't the same. Fallon's late night show found a great tone after years of being "not the Conan show" including a healthy dose of internet awareness, video games, and celebrities being human that you don't see on most late night shows. Fallon has really created his own brand and with so little confidence with The Tonight Show it may just be perfect for his new ideas to flourish.
The new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC at midnight, after the Olympics. His first guests are Will Smith and U2. So we'll find out if this really is a desperate Conan replacement or a worthy successor.