Last night, as the dust settled on the news that Stephen Colbert would be taking over ‘Late Show’ from David Letterman at some point in 2015, I was engaged in a conversation that drifted toward just how someone qualifies to be a viable candidate for a network late night talk show in the first place. More specifically, how is it that 28 years ago, a woman actually did host a network late night network talk show and, now, in 2014, that would seem almost revolutionary.
And lo, the tenure of 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' has come to an end once again, leaving Jay to walk off into that darling sunset with Jimmy Fallon waiting in the wings and a bitter Conan O'Brien making the only jokes. Jay's first-ever guest Billy Crystal joined the late-night host last night to bookend the run, bringing with him a cavalcade of guest stars to send Jay off in style before the big man himself finally said goodbye!
We're still not quite sure if we're ready to laugh at 'Breaking Bad' when AMC moves forward on the 'Better Call Saul' spinoff, but fortunately Jimmy Fallon knows just how to strike the tone. Fallon's latest 'Late Night' parody sees the future 'Tonight Show' host "Joking Bad" with some incredible and surprising cameos, the best way to start your morning.
Well, there's no stopping the train now, knock on wood. It will be some months until reigning late night king Jay Leno abdicates the 'Tonight Show' throne to Jimmy Fallon, changing the title to 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in the process, but at long last, Leno finally has his official February exit date.
Before the critical accolades of 'Breaking Bad,' before the memorable stint on 'Malcolm in the Middle,' the great Bryan Cranston was just a working actor, the kind of guy who couldn't say no to a part unless he decided he didn't want to pay his rent. This means that the early filmography of the man who would be Walter White is filled with all kinds of odd projects ... and 'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers,' a fact that Jay Leno dredged up when Cranston appeared on 'The Tonight Show.'
With the dust from the purported "Late Night Wars" now settled, 'SNL' vet and 'Late Show' host Jimmy Fallon is set to take over 'The Tonight Show' from Jay Leno come spring 2014, but what changes to the franchise can fans expect? Apart from the major move from Los Angeles back to New York, what other modifications has Fallon made to 'The Tonight Show'?
After weeks, months, even years of speculation, Jimmy Fallon is officially set to take over 'The Tonight Show' from longtime host Jay Leno, moving production of the legendary NBC late-night series to New York in 2014. The speculation had reached a boiling point in recent weeks, with the NBC late-night comedians even playfully joking about the matter, before NBC officially decided to confirm the transition. So when can we expect 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?' Find out the details of late night's future inside!
For weeks, even months now we've heard the buzzing rumors all-but-confirming that Jimmy Fallon would take over NBC's 'Tonight Show' from Jay Leno, with 'SNL' vet Seth Meyers likely to replace Fallon as the host of NBC's 'Late Night.' Leno and Fallon even collaboratively joked about the transition on April Fools, but has Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' takeover been officially confirmed? Hear the latest chatter inside!
The future of late night could look very different in a few years, if rumors of Jay Leno's retirement and Jimmy Fallon's ascension as host of a New York-based 'Tonight Show' prove true. And while both the 'Tonight Show' and 'Late Night' hosts have taken a few playful jabs at NBC and the rumors, April Fools gave the pair their best spotlight yet, performing a lip-synced duet of "Tonight, Tonight" in between the shows. Have a look inside!