March 2, 2009 - A funny man, a king, and a Roman god find their way to TV as several NYC-based television shows debut throughout March.
Jimmy Fallon comes to late night with “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” On March 2, the former “Saturday Night Live” star takes over hosting duties from Conan O’Brien. The show will tape in front of a live studio audience in Rockefeller Plaza. “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights on NBC at 12:35am.
The NBC series “Kings” premieres Sunday, March 15 at 8pm EST. The contemporary re-telling of David and Goliath takes place in a modern day monarchy. When several prisoners of war are taken hostage, a young soldier crosses enemy lines to save them. Unbeknownst to him, the soldier he saves is the son of the king. Ian McShane, Chris Egan, Susanna Thompson, and Eamonn Walker star; Frances Lawrence (I Am Legend) directs the pilot.
On ABC, “Cupid” debuts on Tuesday, March 31 at 10pm EST. Bobby Cannavale stars as a man who believes he’s the Roman god of love, banished to Earth, who must match a hundred couples before he can return to Mount Olympus. Sarah Paulson plays his shrink who relies on a more practical way to help people find true love. The romantic dramedy comes from executive producer and writer Rob Thomas.