NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with host Jimmy Fallon will move from California to film in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.
That NBC would take advantage of the revamped New York Film Production Tax Credit was reported last month by the New York Daily News. The credit, expanded this year in the state budget, costs the state $420 million a year in revenue.
It was also announced today that NBC’s popular summer series “America’s Got Talent” would cross state lines from its current home in Newark, N.J., to film at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Here’s Cuomo’s statement on “The Tonight Show’s” move.
“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I am pleased to welcome The Tonight Show back to its first home here in the Empire State. As one of the longest running television shows in American history, The Tonight Show is an iconic production that has entertained countless fans of late-night television generation after generation.
“The original Tonight Show ushered in the modern era of television, broadcast here from New York. It is only fitting that as The Tonight Show returns to our state, it will be headlined by New York’s own native son and resident, Jimmy Fallon. Today’s announcement builds on the recent surge of television and film production happening here in New York that has restored our state as a global film production capital and driven the creation of new jobs and business growth throughout the state. I welcome The Tonight Show home.”