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(Huffington Post)   NBC is considering replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon in 2014, and then replacing Jimmy Fallon with Jay Leno later in 2014   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-12-17 11:23:02 PM  

velvet_fog: Seems legit. I'll just leave this here...
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There's a great idea, they could give Conan a shot. I bet he would be pretty good on the Tonight Show.
 
2012-12-17 11:37:07 PM  

Mugato: Leno's audience isn't going to like this whippersnapper replacing Leno. They just recently got over Carson.


I'm only 35 and still not over Carson.

/seriously, Carson at his worst and most dated is better than Leno's ever been.
 
2012-12-17 11:42:45 PM  

Ebenator: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: From this Fark thread's keywords for this article: "human beings."


Oh, I somehow doubt that.


Here's another Human Being that NBC won't be keeping around much longer, sadly.


Sadly agree with you. Really live Community, but I doubt the fans will find much to love now that the showrunner is gone.

Happily, though, this paves the way for Alison Brie to sign up with some progressive new nudity-mandated show.
 
2012-12-18 12:00:48 AM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: Shenanigans!: Rev.K: Mugato: Leno's audience isn't going to like this whippersnapper replacing Leno. They just recently got over Carson.

That and Fallon is a talentless hack.

I would have heartily agreed with you up until about a year and a half ago, when out of desperation I tuned into Late Night (sleepless night and Ferguson was a rerun). Fallon's really hit his groove, and it's a fun show to watch.

But to give him The Tonight Show...ugh...let the show die with Leno. He's run it into the ground.

It died when Carson left.


You're not wrong there. They should just air a test pattern in the 11:35-12:35 slot. It'd be more entertaining and less predictable than Leno at this point.
 
2012-12-18 12:21:39 AM  

bulldg4life: Rev.K: That and Fallon is a talentless hack.

I dunno, man. Some of the musical stuff is pretty damn good.

Of course, I just want Craig Ferguson to hurry up and get a bigger gig, too.


Agreed, I love Fallon's musical stuff.

I don't know if I want Ferguson to get a bigger gig. He's perfect where he is, and like Conan, I fear he'd lose some of his silly charm if he moved to an earlier time slot. The stuff he can get away with probably wouldn't work if he were on earlier.
 
2012-12-18 12:38:41 AM  
What's an NBC?
 
2012-12-18 12:49:04 AM  
As much as Leno sucks, Fallon would be the end of the Tonight Show. He is far and away one of the worst comedians on this planet.
 
2012-12-18 12:53:11 AM  

soporific: bulldg4life: Rev.K: That and Fallon is a talentless hack.

I dunno, man. Some of the musical stuff is pretty damn good.

Of course, I just want Craig Ferguson to hurry up and get a bigger gig, too.

Agreed, I love Fallon's musical stuff.

I don't know if I want Ferguson to get a bigger gig. He's perfect where he is, and like Conan, I fear he'd lose some of his silly charm if he moved to an earlier time slot. The stuff he can get away with probably wouldn't work if he were on earlier.


I think Ferguson just needs better writers. On pretty much every episode, it seems they often have time to waste after his monologue, and the bits he does like reading people's tweets have gotten more stale than Leno's headlines or Letterman's top 10 lists. The guy can deliver a joke better than Leno and Fallon combined, and there'd be some potential if he had better materials. My guess is CBS doesn't get enough ratings for that time slot to budget for some decent writers.
 
2012-12-18 12:58:10 AM  

I thought they discontinued The Tonight Show in January 2010?  2014 should be interesting if both Leno and Letterman decide to hang it up.  Rumor had it years ago that Ferguson likes his time slot, so he's not going anywhere.  I'd say bring in Conan to replace Dave and nothing would really change except for the band, but by then, if late night on the Big Three is moving towards younger hosts, Conan would be the elder statesman.



I liked some of Kimmel's stuff a few years back.  I think between Octomom and the whole fiasco at NBC he had his own personal goldmine for awhile.  And oh yeah, the other thing between he and his then-girlfriend trading videos.  Haven't really seen anything recently that made me about fall over laughing, but then again my computer is so old its powered by a Dorito.

 
2012-12-18 01:34:45 AM  
I think Jimmy Fallon is hilarious. I don't get the hate.
 
2012-12-18 03:25:37 AM  

cyberspacedout: I think Ferguson just needs better writers. On pretty much every episode, it seems they often have time to waste after his monologue


He could just do what Conan does and waste time during the monologue instead of after.
 
2012-12-18 04:51:34 AM  
As I recall, Leno wanted to just leave NBC, but NBC execs didn't want to let him out of his contract. I think that people hate on Leno over that whole mess because they find it easier to use him as a scapegoat than to go after the NBC execs who were also involved in that mess.
 
2012-12-18 08:00:37 AM  

ecl: OregonVet: Rev.K: That and Fallon is a talentless hack.

Yet infinitely better than Leno.

A bunch of dead fish super glued to a suit is better than Leno.


That's an unfair comparison.

There's less stench coming from the suit of dead fish.
 
2012-12-18 08:28:19 AM  
DirecTV + Western Time Zone = Stewart and Colbert at 8 or 9 pm (DST dependent) FTW

Then I record Craig Ferguson and watch it the next day.
 
2012-12-18 08:48:08 AM  
Well, here's the thing. We're only hearing that NBC is not planning on renewing his contract. Is this because Leno is genuinely thinking of retiring now, or because he is officially being fired finally? We're not getting that detail.

If it's the former, then ther shouldn't be any problems. Leno said in "The War for Late Night" that he was thinking of retiring in a few years, anyway, with guest hosts coming in as "tryouts."

If he's getting fired, expect "Late Night War III."

But here are some facts: Leno's ratings are down, and he took a pay cut (he doesn't live off the "Tonight Show" money, so it's not that big a deal to him). So "The Tonight Show" is struggling right now. New blood wouldn't be a bad thing.
 
2012-12-18 08:48:46 AM  
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2012-12-18 08:58:53 AM  
Well, based on precedence, this will get Fallon off network TV, so I'm ok with that.
 
2012-12-18 09:51:30 AM  
just wanted to stop in and say Fallon is the least funniest comedian on the face of the planet, and yes that includes Dane Cook
 
2012-12-18 10:02:36 AM  
You could replace Jay Leno with several well-placed dog turds and I would laugh more.

I've watched maybe 2 minutes total of that douchebag since he farked Conan, Letterman and Carson.

I hope he ends up like some unfunny combination of Rodney Dangerfield, Don Rickles and Henny Youngman. Convinced he's still got it, trying to get on some show to restart his career, and only being laughed at by people as he walks past.

In other words, FARK. JAY. LENO. RIGHT IN THE BUTTOCKS.
 
2012-12-18 10:06:58 AM  

TheManofPA: Why would they replace him? A much easier transition would be to give Leno his own show 5 days a week at 10pm. Then he stays with the network. His show will boost their 10pm ratings and save them on new show development dollars. It'll work as a great lead-in then to the nightly news and Fallon's new show. Everyone's happy and making money hand over fist.


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2012-12-18 10:07:25 AM  
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If you want to replace Leno, do it with this guy. But for God's sake, buy him the golf cart. And give him the points.
 
2012-12-18 10:28:49 AM  
Not a Leno fan. I like everything about Jimmy Fallon's show except him. The Roots are great, the writing is great and the atmosphere is great. I just really don't like him.
 
2012-12-18 11:10:21 AM  

Wayne 985: CipollinaFan: I'd rather watch The Daily Show or Colbert.

I just started watching Colbert again after I found out about Hobbit Week and I'm right back to being hooked. I don't remember why I ever left.

The Lenos, Lettermans, Kimmels, etc... They don't make me laugh.


Recently, the memorial for Ham Rove and the Androgel bit were both great. Colbert and his writers are geniuses.
 
2012-12-18 11:59:03 AM  
Fallon can do some funny impressions and is a likeable guy, but he's not a talk show host. His interviews remind me of that Chris Farley Show skit. "You know that one movie you were in?....that was awesome."
 
2012-12-18 12:05:57 PM  
Fallon isn't ready for the Tonight Show. He needs a few more years under his belt before he should even be considered.
 
2012-12-18 12:06:18 PM  

soj4life: [cdn.pastemagazine.com image 300x300]


Link
 
2012-12-18 12:06:41 PM  
They should have kept Conan. Can't farking stand Fallon or the fat faced guy that lucked into banging Sarah Silverman.
 
2012-12-18 12:16:45 PM  
blog.cleveland.com

DIG HIM UP AND BRING HIM BACK!
 
2012-12-18 12:31:12 PM  

tnpir: [blog.cleveland.com image 240x361]

DIG HIM UP AND BRING HIM BACK!


And give him Geoff Peterson as a side-kick!

/Fires up a Colortini
 
2012-12-18 06:59:45 PM  
Out-of-box idea:

The Tonight Show with Brian Williams
 
2012-12-18 08:29:57 PM  
Here's an idea:

the Tonight Show with Weird Al Yankovich!

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2012-12-18 08:34:52 PM  

Nem Wan: Out-of-box idea:

The Tonight Show with Brian Williams


nsb.com

Leave him where he is.

// Yes, I know you meant the other Brian Williams.
 
2012-12-18 10:11:31 PM  
I don't like Fallon. I tried to watch his show because like a lot of people I thought he was funny on SNL. But as a host I just don't like him.Maybe he was funny on SNL because other people wrote things that made him funny?
 
2012-12-19 12:07:55 AM  
fark Jay Leno.
 
2012-12-20 02:08:29 PM  
I don't know what it is about Jimmy Fallon, but he makes me want to punch him square in his derpy face. I'm not a violent person, but his mug just screams PUNCH ME!

I can't even watch his Capital One ads without feeling powerful violent urges.
 
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