NBC to Officially Confirm Jimmy Fallon as Late-Night Host
Announcement Expected Before Network’s May 12 Upfront Presentation
By Ben Grossman -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/24/2008 5:55:00 PM
NBC’s selection of Fallon was first reported by B&C last year. Fallon inked a development deal with the network in February 2007.
I agree with everything poster Adam Smith says (below). I have to admit, I didn't care for Jay Leno when he took over for Johnny Carson. After all, Johnny was the best. But over the years I've come to realize that Jay Leno is VERY funny. His monologue is outstanding and the rest of the show is first rate.
NBC, to dump Jay just so you won't lose Conan is a very short sighted move. When Jay winds up on another network @ 11:30...you will regret it!
Peter Null - 4/25/2008 11:38:00 AM EDT
NBC: Save Jay Leno!! He's a national institution. His monolog turns elections. He still pulls numbers. And the suits are dumping him? Conan's great, but too edgy for 11:35.
Jay's no Johnny, but this whole deal reeks of "Couric-ism". If I were ABC, I'd steal Jay in a heartbeat, with Jimmy Kimmel right behind him.
If broadcast TV passes, HBO should put Jay on live up against the networks.
Adam Smith - 4/24/2008 11:05:00 PM EDT
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