The NY Post is reporting that NBC is setting Jimmy Fallon up to be the network’s next Tonight Show host. I know these rumors have been going around for a while now, but it’s kind of insane that it might become a reality. Jay hasn’t even been back for a year yet, and they’re already talking about replacing him. I’m sure with the the merger, and with what happened to Conan, NBC won’t be Indian givers with the promotion if it actually happens…and if they were (to take it back), I’m sure Leno would still agree to come back. Ha.
I kind of like the idea of Jimmy taking over…I’ll admit that I used to HATE watching him when he first started his show. His monologues and his interviews would drive me crazy because they were so bad, but after he started doing what he does best on his show–sketches and games, I started to like him, a lot. I’m finding myself watching Fallon more and more, and I’m way more forgiving of his bad monologues because the rest of his show is entertaining. Plus, he did a killer job hosting the Emmys! I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon, but I’m all for a shift! It’s not like I watch The Tonight Show that often anyway.