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Granet-Bederman Named ‘Tonight Show’ Showrunner

Jimmy Fallon (r) interviews Tracy Morgan on NBC's "The Tonight Show"
(Image credit: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

Jamie Granet-Bederman has been named showrunner on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Granet-Bederman has been a producer with Fallon since 2009, dating back to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Gavin Purcell had been showrunner since late 2019, and shifts to focus on his development deal with Universal Television. Jim Bell was named showrunner late in 2018, and left NBC in November 2019. 

Nedaa Sweiss, former head writer of The Tonight Show, was named co-showrunner, said the New York Times, and will leave early in 2021 to develop comedies at other networks. 

CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is winning the late-night race, ahead of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC and NBC’s The Tonight Show. 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is executive produced by Lorne Michaels. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.