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Both Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Shows’ Submitted for Emmy Noms

12 March 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Since Jay Leno’s passing of the “Tonight Show” torch to new host Jimmy Fallon came during the middle of the season, both version of the NBC show are eligible for an Emmy Award. The same also applies to “Late Night,” which Seth Meyers took over from Fallon.

Hedging its bets, Variety sister site Deadline reports that NBC is submitting both “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for consideration — as well “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “Last Call With Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.”

The Peacock faced a similar situation during the 2009-2010 season when both “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” and Leno’s incarnation were submitted. O’Brien ended up nabbing the nom.

Leno’s “Tonight Show” has received 10 noms for best music, comedy or variety series but only scored the Emmy once, in 1995. The show has not been »

- Andrea Seikaly

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Emmys: ‘Tonight Show’ With Hosts Jay Leno & Jimmy Fallon Both Submitted For Consideration

12 March 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

With NBC’s The Tonight Show making a transition from host Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon midway through the season, both versions are eligible for Primetime Emmys. The same goes for Late Night and its incarnations hosted by Fallon and Seth Meyers. I’ve learned that both The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are being submitted by NBC along with Late Night With Seth Meyers, Last Call With Carson Daly and the network’s venerable late-night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. NBC was in a similar situation during the 2009-2010 season when both The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, which aired through January, and Tonight Show With Jay Leno, which succeeded it, were submitted (O’Brien landed a nomination). Given the fact that Fallon just moved into Tonight Show and is looking to establish himself as host, it makes sense for »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Aaron Paul Wants to Appear in “Breaking Bad” Prequel, Checking In To “Bates Motel” and “Duck Dynasty”‘s Shrinking Ratings

3 March 2014 4:31 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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The ratings for Duck Dynasty are down 40% from a year ago, but it can’t be blamed on Phil Robertson‘s homophobic and racist comments. Ratings were sliding before Robertson’s infamous GQ profile. Now I’m looking back at that interview and wondering if those comments were an attempt to drum up some publicity.

Aaron Paul says he’s in talks to join the cast of Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul. I have to admit, I’m intrigued at the idea of fleshing out Jesse’s “Capt’n Cook” days.

Matthew Perry‘s Odd Couple reboot has found its second cast member, reuniting Perry with his Go On co-star Sarah Baker. She’ll play the assistant to Perry’s Oscar.

TVLand loves its cast reunions, so it’s not a big surprise that Ethan Suplee has been added to the cast of upcoming comedy Jennifer Falls, joining »

- Lyle Masaki

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'Today's' Carson Daly isn't 'terribly bummed to be missing' Winter Olympics

29 January 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

On Tuesday (Jan. 28), NBC listed its "Today" regulars soon to travel to Russia for the Xxii Winter Olympics, but Carson Daly wasn't among them.

He has a good reason not to be going: As the host and an executive producer of "The Voice," he'll be immersed in taping segments with returning judges Shakira and Usher for the singing contest's sixth season that starts Monday, Feb. 24, the night after coverage of the Games ends.

Still, Daly tells Zap2it, "I think anybody would be lying if they didn't say they had some concerns" about security in Sochi. "We lead our ['Today'] broadcast every day with some sort of story about a concern of a threat. My family's glad I'm not going, and of all the Olympics, I can't say I'm terribly bummed to be missing this one in particular."

Daly notes the 2016 Games will be in Rio, "and that sounds a little bit better, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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