When it was announced that Jimmy Fallon was taking over for Conan O'Brien on NBC's 'Late Night,' a lot of people cringed. Would he do a good job? Could he stop mumbling and getting all fidgety? The answer to the first question is yes, and the answer to the second question is not really but it's actually OK. He's doing some funny regular bits ("Real Housewives of Late Night," "Wheel of Carpet Samples," the notes he writes on Friday nights), though I can do without "Lick It For Ten."
Tonight he celebrates his first anniversary, and his guests will be Robert Pattinson (I'm sure they'll talk about this regular segment), '30 Rock's' Judah Friedlander, and chef Mario Batali. Note: Hall & Oates were supposed to perform on the show tonight, but they had to cancel due to the sudden death of their bassist T-Bone Wolk. Wolk was also the bassist for 'Saturday Night Live' over the years. Mario Batali will take their place, though I doubt he will be playing "Kiss On My List."