Amazingly enough, given all the 'Tonight Show' commotion of late surrounding Jimmy Fallon's triumphant ascent to the throne vacated by Jay Leno in 2014, and most people are turning to Conan O'Brien for a reaction. TBS's 'Conan' host had famously won the coveted 'Tonight Show' hosting job in 2009, only to have it snatched away from a returning Leno, so what does Conan himself have to say on the latest shocker from NBC?
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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!
Far-flung a future as it might seem to imagine Jimmy Fallon at the helm of 'The Tonight Show' in New York by the year 2014, it's even stranger to consider the next generation of late-night wars being set up. If indeed Jimmy Fallon leaves behind NBC's 'Late Night' for 'The Tonight Show' at any point in the future, who might replace him in the subsequent slot? Is 'SNL' veteran and current head writer Seth Meyers on the short list?
After yesterday's report that Jimmy Fallon would take over 'The Tonight Show' from Jay Leno early next year, both hosts took the stage on their respective shows last night and delivered their opening monologues. One joked about the news; the other did not. It's probably not that hard to figure out who's who.
Years after 'The Tonight Show' debacle between Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien has fallen off our radars, recent rumblings have all-but-confirmed that 'Late Night' host and 'SNL' alum Jimmy Fallon will take the 'Tonight Show' mantle from Leno in 2014. Now, recent reports have surfaced that Fallon will not only replace Jay Leno next year, but that 'The Tonight Show' will return to its original home in New York City as well! Find out if the rumors are true inside!
Even though it took place several years ago, we all remember the big late-night showdowns that saw Jay Leno stepping down from the throne of 'The Tonight Show,' only to develop his own series immediately before Conan O'Brien's hosting turn, which ultimately saw the whole thing implode and returned Leno where he started. Now, new rumors suggest that Leno will finally step down in 2014 to be replaced by his 'Late Night' successor Jimmy Fallon, but is there any truth to the new late-night war on the horizon?
Sigh, was there ever a time in our lives where the various hosts of late night TV weren't in one feud or another? If there was, it probably wasn't while 'The Tonight Show's Jay Leno was around. Following recent comments from David Letterman describing late night rival Leno as "insecure," Jimmy Kimmel has launched an attack of his own on Leno in a new interview, describing the controversial host as having "sold out." Hear more about the bitter rivalry inside!
For as much as we've enjoyed Conan O'Brien's role as the host of his own TBS show 'Conan,' Jimmy Fallon's increasingly strong work on 'Late Night,' and even Jay Leno's seemingly peaceful return to 'The Tonight Show,' a new storm on the late-night front might be brewing. Some sources are saying that NBC executives have quietly begun searching for Fallon's replacement, in which case Fallon would take over for Leno as host of 'The Tonight Show' in the next few years. Is there any truth to the rumor?