Jay Leno retirement from NBC coming within the next year? It just might happen, and if it does, you can thank NBC’s desire to chase after a younger demographic.
Just a few years after Jay Leno stepped down from the “Tonight Show,” before reclaiming that precious 11:35 pm timeslot from his successor Conan O’Brien (after only a matter of months, mind you), the Hollywood Reporter is now claiming that NBC has a plan for the 2013-2014 season of “The Tonight Show.”
And that plan involves Jay Leno retiring.
According to the popular online source, NBC is currently discussing a plan to have Jay ride off into the sunset.
But who will replace Leno? Conan, after all, took a year off after being dumped by NBC and has now reemerged on TBS.
“Sources expect the network to move Jimmy Fallon from his Late Night spot into the coveted 11:35 time slot with a soft launch during the summer of 2014 before a formal fall kickoff,” write Kim Masters of the Hollywood Reporter.
So enjoy your Jay Leno fix while you can. He might not be on NBC much longer.