Fallon Vacates ‘Late Night’ Studio in Preparation for ‘Tonight’ Takeover

by | August 10, 2013 at 8:45 AM | Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, TV News

Jimmy Fallon bid farewell to Studio 6B on Friday's "Late Night" (Photo: NBC)

Jimmy Fallon is vacating his current studio at NBC headquarters in New York so the space can be remade as the future of home of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Fallon disclosed the studio switch Friday night on NBC’s “Late Night.” He said the current home of “Late Night” — Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza — will be shut down for the next six months for the “Tonight Show” transformation.

“This is the last night of ‘Late Night’ in Studio 6B ever,” Fallon said, just before he took viewers on a quick tour of the new, temporary home of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” that’s been built just down the hall, in Studio 6A.

As Fallon pointed out, the new studio is an almost exact replica of the set-up that will soon be dismantled in Studio 6B. In its place will be a brand-new “Tonight Show” set that won’t be unveiled until the show moves to New York and Fallon takes over for Jay Leno in February.

Watch Jimmy Fallon give a tour of his new, temporary TV home:

The most recent occupant of Studio 6A was “The Dr. Oz Show,” Fallon noted. In addition, 6A was the home of NBC’s “Late Night” in both the David Letterman and Conan O’Brien eras.

But the new Seth Meyers “Late Night,” also due to debut next winter, doesn’t appear to be headed to Studio 6A. Instead, the show will occupy a studio on another floor at 30 Rock, Meyers disclosed recently when he appeared with Fallon on “Late Night.”