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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Following success of Sound of Music, NBC exec announces more live musicals starring miscast pop stars are on the way. Also, he wants Jay Leno around after he steps down from Tonight Show   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 32
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2013-12-14 10:55:52 AM
I'm looking forward to Frank Cross' live production of "A Christmas Carol."
 
2013-12-14 10:56:18 AM
Schindler's List will now star Carly Rae Jepsen.
 
2013-12-14 10:56:23 AM
Calling it now, they'll cast Justin Bieber as Danny Zuko
 
2013-12-14 11:15:10 AM
Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean in 'Porgy and Bess'.
 
2013-12-14 11:20:35 AM

MFAWG: Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean in 'Porgy and Bess'.


In full black face?  That might be the most-watched program ever.
 
2013-12-14 11:29:50 AM
What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.
 
2013-12-14 11:43:16 AM

johnnyrocket: What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.


Hey!  They could do an American Top Gear and Leno could host it!   Put it on at 10pm five nights a week.
 
2013-12-14 11:45:50 AM
Apparently there is a conspiracy afoot to make me use my 42" flat screen TV as a paperweight.
 
2013-12-14 11:49:07 AM
Best thing to do is remove all televisions from your residence. Problem solved.
 
2013-12-14 12:02:07 PM

BizarreMan: johnnyrocket: What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.

Hey!  They could do an American Top Gear and Leno could host it!   Put it on at 10pm five nights a week.


In theory, I guess. If you ever watched the videos of Jay Leno's Garage, he's not really the same personality he is on the Tonight Show. He rarely sounds enthusiastic, more down-to-earth. He doesn't really joke around all that often, and doesn't have the charisma people would see otherwise. He sounds more like a museum curator who is annoyed at telling the same story over and over again to people who aren't as obsessed about cars as he is.
 
2013-12-14 12:17:35 PM

drewbob21: I'm looking forward to Frank Cross' live production of "A Christmas Carol."


With buddy Hackett and Mary Lou rhetton
 
2013-12-14 12:21:12 PM
The Music Man.   Kanye West as Prof. Harold Hill      Taylor Swift as Marion the Librarian

My Fair Lady.   Chad Kroger as Henry Higgins,   Avril Lavigne as Liza Doolittle

West Side Story.   The cast of Saturday Night Live as the Jets.   The Fox News team as the Sharks..

/Let's have some more suggestions, Farkland!!!!
 
2013-12-14 12:27:04 PM
Just like anything else internet, 99% of the whiners didn't even watch that Sound of whatever.

They just have to join in on a hate parade.
 
2013-12-14 12:30:42 PM

Weatherkiss: BizarreMan: johnnyrocket: What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.

Hey!  They could do an American Top Gear and Leno could host it!   Put it on at 10pm five nights a week.

In theory, I guess. If you ever watched the videos of Jay Leno's Garage, he's not really the same personality he is on the Tonight Show. He rarely sounds enthusiastic, more down-to-earth. He doesn't really joke around all that often, and doesn't have the charisma people would see otherwise. He sounds more like a museum curator who is annoyed at telling the same story over and over again to people who aren't as obsessed about cars as he is.


He is a car guys car guy, not just a celebrity with a a lot of toys.
 
2013-12-14 12:31:58 PM
Oh Cthulhu, that last bit isn't a joke. NCB's execs really do want Jimmy Fallon to get Lenoed.
 
2013-12-14 12:34:29 PM

MFAWG: Weatherkiss: BizarreMan: johnnyrocket: What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.

Hey!  They could do an American Top Gear and Leno could host it!   Put it on at 10pm five nights a week.

In theory, I guess. If you ever watched the videos of Jay Leno's Garage, he's not really the same personality he is on the Tonight Show. He rarely sounds enthusiastic, more down-to-earth. He doesn't really joke around all that often, and doesn't have the charisma people would see otherwise. He sounds more like a museum curator who is annoyed at telling the same story over and over again to people who aren't as obsessed about cars as he is.

He is a car guys car guy, not just a celebrity with a a lot of toys.


Yeah, I agree. Which makes for a good car guy -- but not much for entertainment. He's the type of person who keeps his personal and professional life distinct.
 
2013-12-14 12:47:02 PM
Ah TV exec thinking - "Hey, that one-off thing was a success! Therefore ALL similar things will be successes too!"
 
2013-12-14 12:50:53 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Ah TV exec thinking - "Hey, that one-off thing was a success! Therefore ALL similar things will be successes too!"


How do you know that other similar things WON'T be successful too unless you try them?
 
2013-12-14 12:54:09 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Just like anything else internet, 99% of the whiners didn't even watch that Sound of whatever.

They just have to join in on a hate parade.


I watched a portion of it with Mrs. Samurai.  It deserved the hate parade.  After fifteen minutes of trying to hear the voices over the static, I moved to the office and watched a couple of Episodes of Airwolf on Netflix.  At least that way the audio chopping was actually coming from a helicopter.
 
2013-12-14 01:11:46 PM
Fiddler on the Roof starring Mel Gibson as Tevye!
 
2013-12-14 01:20:22 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Ah TV exec thinking - "Hey, that one-off thing was a success! Therefore ALL similar things will be successes too!"


Yes, because thinking "Hey, that one-off thing was a success! Let's never try it again!" would make TOTAL sense.

/eyeroll
 
2013-12-14 01:33:35 PM

Weatherkiss: MFAWG: Weatherkiss: BizarreMan: johnnyrocket: What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.

Hey!  They could do an American Top Gear and Leno could host it!   Put it on at 10pm five nights a week.

In theory, I guess. If you ever watched the videos of Jay Leno's Garage, he's not really the same personality he is on the Tonight Show. He rarely sounds enthusiastic, more down-to-earth. He doesn't really joke around all that often, and doesn't have the charisma people would see otherwise. He sounds more like a museum curator who is annoyed at telling the same story over and over again to people who aren't as obsessed about cars as he is.

He is a car guys car guy, not just a celebrity with a a lot of toys.

Yeah, I agree. Which makes for a good car guy -- but not much for entertainment. He's the type of person who keeps his personal and professional life distinct.


I'll bet he's entertaining if you actually know some basic car stuff, but those shows are aimed at the 'Oh, this one is red' folks.
 
2013-12-14 01:34:32 PM

BizarreMan: johnnyrocket: What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.

Hey!  They could do an American Top Gear and Leno could host it!   Put it on at 10pm five nights a week.


They have it already. On the history channel.
 
2013-12-14 02:40:39 PM

soupafi: BizarreMan: johnnyrocket: What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.

Hey!  They could do an American Top Gear and Leno could host it!   Put it on at 10pm five nights a week.

They have it already. On the history channel.


No they don't, there is no history channel anymore. It is only purchasing items in staged situations, boring and dangerous jobs with hamfisted conflicts inserted, fixing things, and oversized personalities doing stuff no sane person would want to do.  There is only one Top Gear that you can watch in the USA and that airs on BBC America.
 
2013-12-14 03:45:50 PM

Daedalus27: soupafi: BizarreMan: johnnyrocket: What's with the schizophrenia about Leno? C'mon, put him out to pasture. With all that leisure time, he'll keep the denim industry booming.

Hey!  They could do an American Top Gear and Leno could host it!   Put it on at 10pm five nights a week.

They have it already. On the history channel.

No they don't, there is no history channel anymore. It is only purchasing items in staged situations, boring and dangerous jobs with hamfisted conflicts inserted, fixing things, and oversized personalities doing stuff no sane person would want to do.  There is only one Top Gear that you can watch in the USA and that airs on BBC America.


My apologies I forgot to add that the American show is a disgrace to the bbc version.
/ ill go into the corner now
//adds dunce cap
 
2013-12-14 03:57:10 PM
Based on the NBC track record I'm looking forward to their version of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark next holiday season
 
2013-12-14 04:10:04 PM

cnocnanrionnag: The Music Man.   Kanye West as Prof. Harold Hill      Taylor Swift as Marion the Librarian

My Fair Lady.   Chad Kroger as Henry Higgins,   Avril Lavigne as Liza Doolittle

West Side Story.   The cast of Saturday Night Live as the Jets.   The Fox News team as the Sharks..

/Let's have some more suggestions, Farkland!!!!


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  The Kardashian Family and Duck Dynasty

Captain January starring Honey Boo-Boo
 
2013-12-14 04:11:02 PM

exatron: Oh Cthulhu, that last bit isn't a joke. NCB's execs really do want Jimmy Fallon to get Lenoed.


I'm sure Fallon's agent made sure that the terms of the contract were a little clearer than Conan's was, so that they can only push the show back for very explicit things.
 
2013-12-14 04:46:58 PM
Posted this in another thread already, but I could still see it happening:

Carrie underwood as Roxie hart.
Faith hill as Velma Kelly.
Chicago.
 
2013-12-14 07:54:53 PM
Weatherkiss: If you ever watched the videos of Jay Leno's Garage, he's not really the same personality he is on the Tonight Show. He rarely sounds enthusiastic, more down-to-earth. He doesn't really joke around all that often, and doesn't have the charisma people would see otherwise. He sounds more like a museum curator who is annoyed at telling the same story over and over again to people who aren't as obsessed about cars as he is.

So he's James May?
 
2013-12-14 09:53:07 PM
"The King & I" starring the Dugger family, co-starring Anne "Anna" Coulter as the teacher.
 
2013-12-14 10:56:56 PM
I'd watch the Spiderman one if they promise not to cut to commercial when a horrific stage accident occurs.
 
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