3 items from 2013
Though nothing is official, rumors have been swirling that Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as the host of the The Tonight Show before 2014, and now a studio-sized indication of what the future holds may be rearing it’s head thanks to Bill Carter.
As the author of both The Late Shift and The War for Late Night – books that separately detailed Leno’s ascension to the Tonight Show gig and his stunning re-emergence as host in 2010 (to the detriment of Conan O’Brien) – when Carter speaks on matters pertaining to the late night wars, people tend to listen.
Today, Carter did just that, reporting in The New York Times that NBC is in the process of building one hell of a palace right in the middle of Manhattan and 30 Rockefeller Center for Jimmy Fallon – late night’s ...
- Jason Tabrys
All but confirming the weeks of rumors, The New York Times is now reporting that NBC has quietly made an offer to move Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show no later than fall 2014, a one-and-a-half-year transition that matches the pace of the retaliatory barbs Jay Leno is currently lobbing the network’s way. The news comes from The Late Shift and The War For Late Night writer Bill Carter, who admirably refrained from yelling, “Oh boy! New book!” in his passing along the news, citing several unnamed sources close to the situation. Also backing Carter up is the fact »
The rumor that Jimmy Fallon was going to replace Jay Leno as host of the Tonight Show has been going around for a while now, but today the guy who literally wrote the book(s) on it, The Late Shift and The War for Late Night author Bill Carter, is reporting that a change is imminent. He cites that his story has been confirmed by several sources close to the decision. However, maybe the one thing that gave it away more than anything is 30 Rockefeller Plaza construction plans. According to Carter, since taking over the network, Comcast is in the process of renovating the building, and part of that process is building a new Tonight Show set. This will mark the show’s return to its original home, from which it taped from 1954 through 1972, when Carson moved it to Burbank. It should be noted that NBC has consistently denied »
- Jesse David Fox
3 items from 2013
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