Howard Stern won't be the new host of "The Tonight Show," but he will be able to swing by the set whenever he feels like it. Bill Carter of The New York Times broke the news Thursday morning that Jimmy Fallon has been named the new host of "The Tonight Show" and that the production will be moving to New York City for the first time since 1972.
Although the contracts have yet to be signed, Carter cited "several senior television executives involved in the decision" as his source for the report, one of whom told him:
"there is no way on Earth this is not going to happen."
Last week, the New York Post reported that Howard Stern was being considered as a possible replacement for Fallon when Jay Leno's contract ran out in 2014. Stern called the idea of taking on a 12:30 a.m. time slot an "insult". Read the story here
Earlier this week, Fox News reported that Stern was being considered for "The Tonight Show" position. Stern teased media outlets with a smirky "no comment" and then proceeded to launch into a rant about the ways in which he would deface Johnny Carson's corpse if he really did get "The Tonight Show" gig. 6 sick things Howard Stern jokes he'd do as 'Tonight Show' host
Carter, the journalist who broke today's news, is the man who literally wrote the book on the late night battles. Stern has literally been raving about the book since it's release in 2010. Read Howard Stern's review of the book here