Jimmy Fallon Taking Over American Top 40 This Weekend

12/01/2011
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Comedian and late night TV host Jimmy Fallon is set to guest host American Top 40 this weekend, December 3 and 4, filling in for Ryan Seacrest.

In addition to counting down the Top 40 songs, the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" host will answer questions directly from fans and talk about his upcoming return to "Saturday Night Live" for his first time as a guest host on December 17.

Jimmy Fallon began his TV career with "Saturday Night Live" in 1998, where he quickly became an audience favorite. Known for his spot-on impressions, hilarious sketches and his stint as co-anchor of "Weekend Update", Fallon spent six successful years on the show.

In March of 2009, Fallon returned to NBC and took over the Late Night legacy with "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." The show has continued to garner attention for its viral videos, audience games, A-list guests, and Fallon's choice of critically acclaimed house-band, The Roots. Most recently, "Late Night" was celebrated with three Emmy nominations, including the show's first nominations in the series and writing categories. In May 2011, Fallon and the writers of "Late Night" released the New York Times bestseller "Thank You Notes," based on the popular show segment. Additionally, Fallon received rave reviews for his first-ever stint as the host of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. Most notably, he opened the show with a star-studded performance of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run."

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