Who will win the race to replace Jay Leno's spot, if he retires the late night circuit next year? Rumor mills are running with the news that Jay Leno may be announcing his retirement soon. If the Saturday headlines are any indication, the ratings war is about to shift into high gear. Leno’s possible retirement from "The Tonight Show" is trending as a hot topic in social media circles.
Predictions are that a Leno retirement will swing some time-slot changes. Jimmy Kimmel has been stepping up his game recently and makes him a force to be reckoned with. Jimmy Kimmell was received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in January.
Jimmy Fallon is the talk show's heir replacement according to Inquistir. To stay competitive Fallon will have to move into the 11:35 time slot. Jimmy Fallon's show seems to always have lots of fun with the guests and makes a strong competitor for the replacement of Leno.
Fox news predicts that Leno will announce his retirement in May making this Leno’s last year of hosting The Tonight show. Last time Leno retired the spark really flew and Conan ‘Brien ended up leaving network late night in 2010. Currently Conan is seen on TBS. The rumor mill has started the great game of late night musical chairs and the last host standing should fare well for several years if the Leno audience can adjust to the changes.