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Proud Father Brian Williams Will Skip Thursday’s ‘Nightly News’

WilliamsPeterPanWith Allison Williams starring in tonight’s “Peter Pan Live!” event, Brian Williams is taking the night off from “NBC Nightly News” to be a proud dad. Lester Holt will anchor in his absence and Williams will be back in his usual chair on Friday.

The special does not have a studio audience, but that won’t stop the NBC newser, who Jimmy Fallon recently called “Pater Pan Senior,” from being front and center for his daughter’s big night.

“We will be watching the broadcast — immediate family only — sequestered in an undisclosed location — close enough to the production as to burst through the stage door the moment the credits roll,” Williams told TVNewser.

“Peter Pan Live!” airs tonight at 8 pm ET on NBC.

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Brian Williams, Jimmy Fallon Slow Jam the News on ‘The Tonight Show’

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams celebrated his 10th anniversary as NBC’s top newser by joining “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to slow jam the news. With help from The Roots, Williams and Fallon sing about all the latest immigration developments. Fallon even slips in a jab at Williams, calling him “Peter Pan Senior.”

Bill O’Reilly Teaches Jimmy Fallon About General Patton

Fox News Channel anchor Bill O’Reilly was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night. O’Reilly discussed his tour with Dennis Miller, promoted his book Killing Patton and gave Fallon a history lesson.

Guthrie, Lauer Play ‘Tonight Show’ Pop Quiz

“Today” show anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie appeared on “The Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday to play his trivia challenge. The “Today” co-hosts sat in elevating chairs, wearing a particularly pointy dunce caps with large water balloon water balloons overhead. Each wrong answer means a notch closer to the balloon, until someone gets drenched.

The loser was doused after revealing they didn’t know which actress played Matthew Broderick’s sister in the classic movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Check out the video to see who prevailed.

Lester Holt Thanks Jimmy Fallon For ‘Dateline’ Shout Outs

HoltLetter304“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has made a habit of mentioning fellow-NBC show “Dateline” whenever possible. For example, during a recent interview with Ben Affleck, Fallon mentioned that “Gone Girl is like ‘Dateline’, the best ‘Dateline’ episode you ever saw.” Well, “Dateline” host Lester Holt has returned the favor by writing Fallon a thank you note, with a special gift. Read more

‘Nightline’ Continues Topping in Total Viewers

nightline logo_304x200For the week of July 21, ABC’s “Nightline” ranked number one in total viewers, marking 14 out of the last 17 weeks the late-night news program has topped its broadcast competition.

The program drew 1.539 million viewers, beating “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” by 76,000 viewers and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 249,000 viewers. NBC’s “Late Night” is still tops in the A25-54 demo.

Year-over-year, “Nightline” was the only late-night program to grow in total viewers, the A25-54 demo, and the A18-49 demo, up +14,%, +25%, and +39%, respectively. It should be noted during this week last year, NBC aired “Late Night with Jimmy Fallonin the timeslot.

Brian Williams Raps ‘Baby Got Back’

It’s probably a good thing Jimmy Fallon is 1,000 miles away from 30 Rock this week. As he kicked off a week of shows from Orlando, the “Tonight Show” host debuted another Brian Williams mash-up. This time, Williams rapped Sir Mix-A-Lot’s classic “Baby Got Back,” with an assist from Kathie Lee Gifford and some other familiar NBCNewsers.

A few months ago, Williams went on the “Tonight Show” to make clear he doesn’t knowingly participate in the Fallon videos. “You’ve done this to me 7 times!” Williams said. “We’ve done this for you,” Fallon shot back.

NBC Invades Disney’s Backyard

fallonorlandoBoth the “Today” show and the “Tonight Show” are heading to Orlando this week as NBC’s corporate cousin Universal opens Diagon Alley, a new attraction at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will broadcast the third hour of “Today” from the park on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon is bringing “The Tonight Show” to Universal Orlando Resort for a week of shows. Several stars of the Harry Potter movies will guest on “Today,” while Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Buffett, Rosario Dawson, and Pitbull are among the guests on “Tonight.” Fallon and announcer Steve Higgins also get in on the Miami Vice action for tonight’s opening credit sequence (above).

Universal opened its first Orlando theme park in 1990. NBC merged with Universal in 2004. Orlando is most famous for the theme parks operated by Disney, the first of which opened in 1971. Disney owns NBC rival ABC.

The Ticker: Atop the Rock, Russert, AJ +

  • Deadline reports the New York City Landmarks and Preservation committee will take up a proposal to replace the neon GE sign atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza and replace it with the Comcast logo, which includes the NBC peacock. Comcast also wants to replace the street-side marquees on the building adding one for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

  • This Sunday, Father’s Day, NBC’s Luke Russert will be at Washington, DC bookstore Politics and Prose talking about his father’s memoir, Big Russ and Me. Luke’s father Tim Russert, who NBC’s Washington bureau chief and “Meet the Press” moderator, died 6 years ago today. FishbowlDC will be at the event. Look for coverage on Monday.

  • Capital reports Al Jazeera launched a digital video channel today called Al Jazeera +. The site, which is separate from Al Jazeera America, intends to “give you a fresh take on news, culture and current events from around the world.”

Matt Lauer to Jimmy Fallon: ‘I Gotta Get Up Early for the ‘Today’ Show, so Cut the Bullsh*t’

Popping up on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night, Matt Lauer grew tired of Fallon ignoring his audience’s wishes.

“Stop beating around the bush, listen to your audience, listen to that man…it’s for his wife,” Lauer implored Fallon, who had been declining his audience’s request to perform the “Gangnam Style” dance.

“I gotta get up early for the ‘Today’ show, so cut the bullsh*t,” Lauer said, raising a boom box with the song blaring. Jimmy finally caved, but didn’t quite meet Lauer’s performance standards.

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