I am SO happy about this. I can’t stand Jay Leno and I love Jimmy Fallon. I think he’s a great host. He always seems to actually enjoy what he does and isn’t just collecting his paycheck while reading a cue card. When the rumors initially leaked, I was sad that Jimmy might be leaving New York City but it turns out that not only is Jimmy replacing Jay on The Tonight Show, NBC is building him a set in New York!
Yes indeed, the current host of NBC’s Late Night has reportedly received an offer to take over from Jay Leno as host of Tonight by no later than fall 2014 — and to move the show back to the east coast in the process, according to the New York Times.
The paper notes that “NBC has quietly begun work on a new studio in its headquarters building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza as the home for the new Tonight show.”
This changes nothing for me really other than I get to watch Jimmy a little earlier in my night.
The question is, who will take over Jimmy’s show? Howard Stern? Will Conan move back to primetime? What do you think?