Is NBC preparing to announce Jay Leno's departure from The Tonight Show?
The network says categorically no, but two high-level industry sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that NBC is moving toward a May announcement that the 2013-14 television season will be the last for Leno as host of the long-running late-night show. Sources expect the network to move Jimmy Fallon from his Late Night spot into the coveted 11:35 time slot with a soft launch during the summer of 2014 before a formal fall kickoff.
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NBC reportedly ready to retire Jay Leno
Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:37 PM
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:14 PM
Of course, what do I know, I thought both Chevy Chase and Joan Rivers were great, LOL.
(but not Arsenio Hall)
Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:14 PM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:55 PM
I was a Carson fan... and an early Letterman fan. I liked Conan for a while... but now the whole genre seems a bit old and cliched to me.
That said, I echo the notion that Jay deserves a fall from grace. He has been involved too many times in poor passing-of-torch scenarios... to the point where I make a point not to be anywhere near NBC anytime before or after Leno so that no way do I accidentally get counted as a viewer of his show.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:23 AM
We record them and watch interviews we want to see plus Headllines on Leno.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:44 AM
Back in the day I watched Carson and Letterman but when Letterman moved to CBS I started going back and forth between Leno and Letterman. Then I stopped watching both due to other changes in my life.
Leno gone again? I'm OK with that.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:59 AM
Leno gone? Fine. Stale and middle of the road. But Kimmel?? Yuck. His only funny bit was sex with Matt Damon. Fallon is the best of the lot, but he's kind of cold and off-putting. No sincerity or warmth to speak of. Has a frantic, nervous vibe. He could burn out in the early slot pretty quickly.
No Louie C.K., THERE'S a guy I'd watch at 11:30! But he's far, far too edgy for network.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:10 AM
Although in this market Kimmel makes no difference (to me), since he's still delayed and replayed in sucky standard-def. Actually, the delay doesn't bother me (never did) but the low def thing has got to stop. KSTP must be about the only station still using pre-millenium tech to time shift ABC programming. Maybe it's getting about time to "have a talk with The Mouse!"
Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:02 AM
Do we really even now need Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, and David Letterman ...
... on at all?
I haven't watched anything in that time slot since Carson left.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:46 AM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:03 AM
Letterman was fine years and years ago on the Late Show, but I don't like his persona at all. Kimmel doesn't even merit these seven words.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:27 AM
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:36 AM
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