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Report--Jay Leno on way out?
|EDitor in NJ||
Posted - 3/4/2013 9:41:40 AM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
(from New York Post Mon. 3/4/13
IS LENO ON WAY OUT??
Fallon’s new hours
By JULIA MARSH
Last Updated: 7:59 AM, March 3, 2013
Posted: 1:38 AM, March 3, 2013
NBC execs may finally be ready to send Jay Leno on his last Jaywalk.
The network plans to replace him on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Hollywood Reporter says, citing “high-level industry sources.”
Fallon will move into the 11:30 p.m. slot next year, after Leno’s contract expires, the Reporter says. NBC brass reportedly believe Fallon is better positioned to draw younger TV viewers sought by advertisers.
Insiders say Fallon is better suited to compete against ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, who in January called Leno a “sellout” whose comedy is unfunny. The network denied Leno’s departure.
Posted - 3/4/2013 11:54:16 AM | show profile | flag this post
Not a new rumor
Jay and Jimmy joked about it at the Golden Globe Awards in January.
Ask Conan O'Brian about how easy it is to fill Leno's chin.... uh, shoes.
Posted - 3/4/2013 1:24:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
NBC will never learn...
They tried to bring in a more hip Conan O'Brien who bombed on Tonight...now they think Fallon will do a better job. He is even more "hip" and out of touch with the Tonight Show audience. I give Fallon six months before they come begging back for Jay. People always slam Jay but he is by far the best late night host in my opinion and the ratings are with him. Letterman is stale and bitter, Kimmel is just plain not funny and Fallon is out of his league. Conan was the best of the group but is still not Tonight Show material. Just let Jay go until they have to carry him out. He owns that slot and knows how to do it right. No doubt NBC execs will do it in a very uncomfortable and unprofessional way that pisses everyone off. One thing I have seen over the years is that Jay always wins. He beat out Letterman for the Tonight Show, he beat Conan when he was unceremoniously kicked out and he will win next time around as well.
Posted - 3/4/2013 1:59:52 PM | show profile | flag this post
I don't find him funny at all (he was a much better standup years ago before he got Tonight) but you're right, Leno's been a consistent winner there.
why is NBC always so worried about the succession plan?
you've got a guy who's #1, enjoy that and ride it (especially since none of your other shows are).
Posted - 3/20/2013 9:49:46 PM | show profile | flag this post
Bill Carter speaks...
Just when you thought being an NBC affiliate couldn't suck any more...
Posted - 3/21/2013 2:15:33 AM | show profile | flag this post
this guy makes some great points:
Posted - 3/21/2013 3:04:26 AM | show profile | flag this post
That's great news, Ed.
And by the way, make my latte with extra foam, poser.
Posted - 3/21/2013 11:57:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
Why do people dump on Ed/NJ?
Don't understand why people always dump on Editor in NJ. He brings some interesting comments to this board; agree with them or not. I have no idea what his background is, but if he isn't in the business that shouldn't disqualify him from commenting. In fact, if indeed he's not in the business, having his 'outsiders' input may offer some enlightenment.
Posted - 3/22/2013 1:50:04 AM | show profile | flag this post
to this last poster...
as a coffee guy on columbus avenue, ed simply annoyed the hell out of anybody coming out of our newsroom.
he wanted a station hat. he wanted a shirt. he wanted a hoodie. worse, he always wanted a job.
moreover, as many, many readers can attest, ed excels at posting day-old drivel or stating the obvious. if you think he's making sense, you are probably covering library openings in palookaville.
finally, as has been posted here, there are several different stories going around about ed's personal conduct relative to women customers at his former starbucks. they are not savory stories and it appears ed may be something of a perv.
Posted - 3/22/2013 9:58:38 AM | show profile | flag this post
But back to our topic....
If NBC isn't careful with this, Jay Leno will run to Fox (not FNC) and do an 11:00 p.m. ET show.
That won't help the late-night news ratings for NBC affiliates.
Posted - 3/22/2013 12:42:54 PM | show profile | flag this post
only NBC, which has ratings disasters all across its schedule, would target the one thing it has that's doing well and decide "we need to blow THAT up."
|EDitor in NJ||
Posted - 3/22/2013 1:36:20 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
As predicted---running a major national network is a whole lot different and much more complicated than running a business which started-out as a small cable operation in Philadelphia.
Posted - 3/22/2013 1:54:24 PM | show profile | flag this post
except they did the same thing years ago with Leno/Conan, and years before that with Carson/Letterman/Leno.
which "small cable operation" was running NBC then?
Posted - 3/22/2013 2:10:35 PM | show profile | flag this post
Great: they're going from old vanilla to young vanilla
More lame, lazy, predictable "topical humor". More softball celebrity interviews where no one goes off the pre-interview crib notes. Fallon is the "safe" choice because he is cut from the same mold as Leno- only younger.
Posted - 3/22/2013 7:33:46 PM | show profile | flag this post
"EDitor in NJ Posted - 3/22/2013 1:36:20 PM
As predicted---running a major national network is a whole lot different and much more complicated than running a business which started-out as a small cable operation in Philadelphia."
See Ed, here is where you show your blissful ignorance once again, ignoring the track record of NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke, who was formally PRESIDENT of ABC Broadcasting, and then left to join Comcast, a company he then built into the largest cable operator in the United States.
I'd love to be able to believe your broadcasting savvy, but time and again, you seem totally ignorant of the workings of the broadcast industry business leadership. You lose all credibility when faced with actual facts. Google Steve Burke's Wikipedia and then tell us he has no business making network decisions.
Posted - 3/22/2013 11:20:12 PM | show profile | flag this post
slime ed all you want,
but he's serving delightful dill-infused tuna at dean & deluca, only a block from steve burke's office. maybe burke will pop in and offer ed some nbc catering work, the closest this broadcast impostor will ever get to television. for ed, there indeed may be life after starbucks.
Posted - 3/22/2013 11:40:10 PM | show profile | flag this post
oh, and if Contessa showed up too :)
|EDitor in NJ||
Posted - 3/23/2013 1:55:36 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
It would seem that one man...no matter his great background...would have trouble turning around a schlock operation.
And there's no corporate memory for Comcast.
If Johnny Carson reallized he HAD to move out of New York because all the stars live in L-A why doesn't Comcast?
Because they think like any corporation---they want to get a big tax break from Mayor Bloomberg or whoever takes his place.
If they get rid of Leno and he goes to Fox and they put him at 11:00 how low will local news ratings sink then?
Posted - 3/23/2013 4:08:36 PM | show profile | flag this post
Ed's right, New York has no stars.
I mean look at Letterman, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, the network morning shows, Kelly & Strahan, the View..... when do they EVER have stars on?
Posted - 3/23/2013 6:11:21 PM | show profile | flag this post
validating Ed. Why. Please stop
Posted - 3/23/2013 7:46:32 PM | show profile | flag this post
Ed, please stop, you're blathering. NBC is a shlock operation ? They might not be the NBC of old, but they're FAR from a shlock operation. The tides turn all the time in the broadcast business. Be careful of getting swept out to sea.
Posted - 3/24/2013 2:31:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
NBC must still be using Zucker...
as a consultant. H eis the only one that could be giving them such bad advice.