Just as Germany’s iconic late night host Stefan Raab broadcast his last show this week, Germany will have a new late night favorite to look forward to as Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show will start airing on German TV five nights a week in January.
ARD’s Einsfestival will be bringing the popular American show to its network and will break the foreign production norm of dubbing the English into German, instead opting to broadcast the program with subtitles.
Fallon’s sketches have been a hit, many of which have gone viral outside of the U.S., but time will tell if the show can make it as a whole in Germany.
It isn’t clear how long of a gap there will be between the original American broadcast and it’s German airing, but due to the time sensitive material on the show, we can’t imagine there being much of a delay.
Source: The Local