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  • JOSHUA
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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sources-nbc-discussing-jay-leno-425669

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is planning an end to Leno’s (second?) reign on The Tonight Show in 2014 and are preparing Jimmy Fallon to take over. Personally, I don’t think Fallon is ready. Conan was on Late Night for 19 years. Fallon has been on for 4. He’s does not have enough experience to take over.

    I’ve always thought Ellen DeGeneres would do great on late night. I’ve always felt daytime was below her and she could keep Leno’s audience while also court more young people. Seth McFarlane could do good as well if his schedule permits.  

    Who do you think would be a good replacement for Leno?    

          

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    Macbeth
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    #270774

    Alec Baldwin
    Jerry Seinfeld
    Tina Fey
    Ricky Gervais
    Chris Rock
    Jon Stewart
    Patton Oswalt
    Wanda Sykes
    Joan Rivers

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    probablyROB
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    Conan O’Brien.

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    vinny
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    #270776

    how about george lopez?

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    Daniel B.
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    Are we about to see the third ugly round of Jay Leno getting the title of host of The Tonight Show? If NBC announces that Jay Leno is retiring in 2014, I’m not 100% sure if I believe it will transition very smoothly. The article indicates that no official announement has been made, so I have my doubts.

    However, if Leno does happen to step down in 2014…

    Conan O’Brien should have been the host of The Tonight Show since 2009, and I feel bad for whoever has to worry about prying the hosting duties out of Leno’s grip.

    My personal replacement would be Conan O’Brien, but NBC would never hire him to do it in 2014 (nor would he accept), but rightfully, that show belongs to O’Brien, not Jimmy Fallon (who is the most likely candidate at this point since he’s hosting Late Night, NBC’s follow-up to The Tonight Show). However, if we take a look at the last few hosts who followed up The Tonight Show, how many of them actually became or maintained the position of new host for The Tonight Show? Letterman? O’Brien? Fallon might not be the shoo-in we think he is. But perhaps NBC doesn’t want to repeat history for a third time and may take special care of Fallon.

    However, I think NBC might want to go with someone other than Fallon. By then, Neil Patrick Harris will be finished How I Met Your Mother, which has contractually prevented him from replacing Regis Philbin on Live with Regis & Kelly, a gig he had expressed interest in. NBC should consider offering The Tonight Show to Harris, and I’m quite sure his reps will be all over this news story. I’m quite sure his name will be in the running next year.

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    Macbeth
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    I like the idea of Neil Patrick Harris hosting. He will become the first openly gay male talk show host on American television (Wanda Sykes was the first female)

    However, I’m not so sure if he would be able to handle and succeed as a nightly talk show host. Sure, he’s a terrific awards show host – but can he really be a talk show host?

    Only time will tell. But I’d choose him over Jimmy Fallon. Fallon is a terrific guy, but it would seem like he should stay on the Late Night show. Its edgier than Leno and if he takes over Tonight, he will lose some of that edginess.

    But I just hope Leno does get replaced. Out with the old, in with the new. I personally think he should consider hosting the Emmys next time they’re on NBC. Or do some TV work – a situation comedy where he is the star?

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    Daniel B.
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    I like the idea of Neil Patrick Harris hosting. He will become the first openly gay male talk show host on American television (Wanda Sykes was the first female)

    However, I’m not so sure if he would be able to handle and succeed as a nightly talk show host. Sure, he’s a terrific awards show host – but can he really be a talk show host?

    Harris co-hosted several episodes of Live with Regis & Kelly during Philbin’s absence. I personally haven’t seen any of them, but I imagine they would give us an idea of what he’d be like as a talk show host.

    On the subject of Sykes being the first openly gay female talk show host (whose late night talk show ran from 2009-2010), you would have to indicate that she would be the first for primetime talk shows only, since she was preceded by daytime hosts Rosie O’Donnell (who came out in early 2002, a few months before The Rosie O’Donnell Show was set to end) and Ellen Degeneres, whose show premiered in 2003.

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    Beau S.
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    Tina Fey.

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    Chris Beachum
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    It is in Fallon’s contract that he gets the job. Nobody else is being considered.

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    Cobalt Blue
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    Fallon hosting the Tonight Show.  That will be a disaster!

    It’s amusing that late night is the one thing NBC is #1 in, and yet again they can’t wait to make a change.

    Anybody mentioned in the thread would better than Fallon.  Well, almost anybody.   Jerry Seinfeld would be the ultimate choice, but he wouldn’t be interested.

    I think Tina Fey would be perfect.  Just wrapped up a long running hit show on NBC, extremely witty, universally liked.

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    Macbeth
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    I think Tina Fey would be perfect.  Just wrapped up a long running hit show on NBC, extremely witty, universally liked.

    My point exactly. Who honestly doesn’t like Tina Fey? Jimmy Fallon is a bit divisive

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    Boidiva02
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    I really can’t think of anybody at this point, but I’m not 100% sure Leno is ready to retire.   All I know is that they better not try another Jay Leno in primetime thing.  That would be as awful as it was the first time around.

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    24Emmy
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    I think the question really is — who will replace Jimmy Fallon as the Late Night Host?

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    Macbeth
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    I think the question really is — who will replace Jimmy Fallon as the Late Night Host?

    An obscure choice – but Bill Hader would be perfect  

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    Blacktie
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    [quote=”EmmyFan123″]I like the idea of Neil Patrick Harris hosting. He will become the first openly gay male talk show host on American television (Wanda Sykes was the first female)

    However, I’m not so sure if he would be able to handle and succeed as a nightly talk show host. Sure, he’s a terrific awards show host – but can he really be a talk show host?

    Harris co-hosted several episodes of Live with Regis & Kelly during Philbin’s absence. I personally haven’t seen any of them, but I imagine they would give us an idea of what he’d be like as a talk show host.

    On the subject of Sykes being the first openly gay female talk show host (whose late night talk show ran from 2009-2010), you would have to indicate that she would be the first for primetime talk shows only, since she was preceded by daytime hosts Rosie O’Donnell (who came out in early 2002, a few months before The Rosie O’Donnell Show was set to end) and Ellen Degeneres, whose show premiered in 2003.[/quote]

    And I was thinking Anderson Cooper beat Neil Patrick Harris to the punch.

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