#1 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4208 posts) -

Leno is ending his Tonight Show run, in February 2014. Jimmy Fallon is to be stepping in to host the role.

IGN: NBC Officially Confirms Jimmy Fallon Taking over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno

Unless you want Gawker?

Gawker: Later today, NBC will confirm that Jimmy Fallon is taking over the Tonight Show. As predicted, he'll start in February.

Gawker don't have shit.

Interestingly, IGN:

Also confirmed is that The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will be filmed in New York at 30 Rock, executive produced by Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live).

So, if Fallon's on The Tonight Show. Who's doing Late Night? ~ SNL's Seth Meyers, fake news host, is supposedly to be hosting it. But that's not confirmed.

There is no official word yet on who will take over Late Night, with Fallon moving an hour earlier, though SNL's Seth Meyers is said to be in talks.

So, maybe Fallon sucks. I think he's alright. But mindshare is still kinda where, Conan is our gamer-buddy. I mean, do you guys like Conan a bit more? Or Fallon? How about that Seth Meyers?

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#2 Posted by davo (141 posts) -

Yeah, but for how long?

#3 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

Looking forward to seeing the Conan/Fallon power duo slot on TNT in March.

#4 Posted by LTSmash (626 posts) -

Did everybody else in the room start laughing after Fallon signed the contract?

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#5 Posted by ReddenBlack (123 posts) -

Fallon will last 6 months, tops. Longer than conan, but he will have worse ratings. I think NBC should, and I am being TOTALY SERIOUS HERE, try and get Justin Timberlake to host. He's been great on SNL, he can do everything. It would be huge news.

#6 Posted by Chop (1997 posts) -

Fallon will last 6 months, tops. Longer than conan, but he will have worse ratings. I think NBC should, and I am being TOTALY SERIOUS HERE, try and get Justin Timberlake to host. He's been great on SNL, he can do everything. It would be huge news.

There is no way in hell they'd ever get him. I mean, unless he's willing to work more for less cash....

#7 Posted by TooWalrus (13197 posts) -

I like Fallon infinitely more than Leno so this can only be a good thing.

However, Letterman and Ferguson are the kings of late night talkshows.

Except for Stewart and Colbert.

And I don't even really watch TV anymore so none of this matters to me anyway.

#8 Posted by MentalDisruption (1635 posts) -

Fallon's alright with me. I like Conan more, but oh well.

#9 Posted by mellotronrules (1192 posts) -

@chop said:

@reddenblack said:

Fallon will last 6 months, tops. Longer than conan, but he will have worse ratings. I think NBC should, and I am being TOTALY SERIOUS HERE, try and get Justin Timberlake to host. He's been great on SNL, he can do everything. It would be huge news.

There is no way in hell they'd ever get him. I mean, unless he's willing to work more for less cash....

i can see your logic here, but like @chop said...there's no chance. jt's the current reigning king of pop. until he crashes and burns, no reason for him to take a steady paycheck over the dumptruck of cash backing into his driveway on the reg.

ps- i hate fallon (professionally). he seems like a good guy, but i find his boyish charms and stifled giggles incredibly abrasive. actually it's mostly that i simply don't find him funny.