In regard to the Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon succession, NBC has settled on Jimmy Fallon and New York City. NBC’s senior television executives have made a commitment to Jimmy Fallon that he will be replacing Jay Leno by fall 2014 at the latest, reported The New York Times on March 20, 2013.
As part of the agreement with Jimmy Fallon, “The Tonight Show” would move from its current location, Burbank, Calif., to New York where it originally started in 1954 with host Steve Allen.
The deal with NBC has not yet been completed but according to The New York Times, Jimmy Fallon’s succession to Jay Leno is only a formality.
“And the network has not settled on an exact timetable for the switch, though it is expected to take place by fall 2014 at the latest, said the executives, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because discussions were still continuing.”
But will Jimmy Fallon’s succession of Jay Leno be able to save NBC’s low ratings or should NBC start to think more outside the box?
Love him or hate him, Jimmy Fallon is currently bringing in younger viewers with his “Late Night” program. Born on Sept. 19, 1974, the 38-year-old Virgo seems to have what it takes to draw in his audience.
Love him or hate him, Jay Leno, whose contract for “The Tonight Show” is said to expire in 2014, appears to be running a bit of his own show lately. Born on April 28, 1950, Jay Leno appears to be exercising some typical Taurus moves, "cautious", "practical," “dependable,” and "purposeful."
Jay Leno is being cautious by not providing any comments about leaving “The Tonight Show.” He has been quite practical for being “The Tonight Show” host since 1992 when he replaced Johnny Carson. Jay Leno has certainly shown his dependability when he returned as the host after the Conan O'Brien fiasco. And being “purposeful” for Jay Leno means to entertain the audience as well as himself.
On Monday night’s “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno joked.
"You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right? St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland — and then they came to the United States and became NBC executives."
On Tuesday night, Jay Leno continued when he described the Serbian woman who had a rare brain condition which causes her to see the world upside down. "Isn't that crazy? It's unbelievable. She sees everything upside down. In fact, she thinks NBC is at the top of the ratings."
On Wednesday night, Jay Leno picked up the pace when he joked that scientists may be able to clone extinct species and bring them back from the dead, "so there's hope for NBC."
While it is nothing new that Jay Leno jokes about NBC, it is interesting to read in an Associated Press report on March 21, 2013, that NBC has asked Jay Leno to stop and he hasn’t.
If NBC asked Jimmy Fallon, he would stop. Would Tina Fey?
Interestingly, Tina Fey has quite a bit in common with Jay Leno in addition to also being a Taurus. Born on May 18, 1970, the American actress, comedienne, writer, and producer, has shown more than enough in her NBC “Saturday Night Life” performances from 1997 to 2006, and her NBC “30 Rock” involvement from 2006 to 2013, that she is not only cautious, dependable, purposeful, and extremely entertaining, but that she can be utterly quick and versatile. In 2010, Tina Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award.
When NBC announced on March 20, 2013, that is has made a commitment to Jimmy Fallon to take over “The Tonight Show” at the latest in fall of 2014, did NBC commit itself to future low ratings or to future success?
Who would be the better successor for Jay Leno and host of “The Tonight Show?” Jimmy Fallon or Tina Fey?
And how about having Amy Poehler, Tina Fey’s long-time friend and fellow comedian, join as a future “The Tonight Show” host. With Amy Poehler being born on Sept. 16, 1971, NBC would end up having the best of both Fallon and Leno; a "The Tonight Show" with a Taurus and a Virgo.
What more could anyone ask for?