Thanksgiving 2020: Five things late night TV fans should be thankful for

Jimmy Fallon (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
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Late night TV Thanksgiving list: Family

Family is such an essential part of Thanksgiving, it is only right that it lands on the top spot of our list. For so many people, 2020 has definitely brought a renewed sense of importance when it comes to family. Social distancing and quarantines prevented many of us from spending as much time with our family as we’d like.

Granted, some people may be spending too much time with family during the lockdown. When it comes to late night TV, the hosts’ families played a major role in providing entertainment, laughs, and feel-good moments.

The Tonight Show was perhaps the best example of this. Jimmy Fallon’s daughters and wife became his makeshift crew and audience during the start of the pandemic. The “Ask the Fallons” segment became very popular as fans appreciated getting an inside look at life for the Fallon family.

Over on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert’s wife Evie became a star. Fans really enjoyed seeing the dynamic between the Colberts and how much fun they had with each other. It’s probably part of the reason Evie followed Stephen when he returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers also had their kids helping them out with monologues and sketches. James Corden checked in with his parents on The Late Late Show. It was a unique trend across late night TV but one that definitely resonated with fans.

These family members didn’t have to get on camera and didn’t have to put themselves in the spotlight. But when they did, the fans benefited with some of the best moments of the year. Fans were thankful for all of it.

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What are you most thankful for when it comes to late night TV? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Happy Thanksgiving!