Jenna Hernandez– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Since Mar. 23, television has started to produce at-home editions of some of their most popular live, in-studio shows.
The idea was brought to light by the “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon when he began doing his live show from his own home with both his daughters and wife as his personal cast and crew members.
This was later followed by other late-night programs such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” Each adopted Fallon’s at home comedy style.
Each show has its highs and lows, Fallon’s high being his new ask the Fallon’s segment and watching his own daughter “boo” his jokes. His lows being his diminishing enthusiasm and constant technical struggles. Although it does seem that the show’s lower qualities are just making it more entertaining to watch.
“Saturday Night Live” debuted their first at-home show on Apr. 11, hosted by film star and recovered corona virus victim Tom Hanks. “Saturday Night Live” struggled with ratings before it was temporality taken off air, so it was a huge surprise when their at-home episode got such strong reviews and praise from all over.
Many shows providing episodes shot from home have only found themselves with higher ratings and more views online. NBC has taken advantage of the situation and started providing shows that are fictional and long running like their reunion of “Parks and Recreation” coming out Apr. 30.
Who knows? Maybe more shows will follow, and TV will be full of at home episodes.