Well it's happening again for a second time this decade, on NBC....which stands for Nobody-Better-Change, their Late Night position. As we all remember about five years back. The Hanibal Lechter of all Late Night Talk, Jay Leno cut himself a better deal on NBC. By convincing his network he had something to offer primetime by doing a glorified version of old Ed Sullivan Show packed with hot guests everyone would watch nightly. Just get rid of that pesty Law and Order, and displace 20 actors, and piss off millions of fan's. So what happen, NBC fell for it, and so did Coco Conan, who packed up his family and came out to L.A to do Jay's old Tonight Show, all with Jay's blessing of course. So what happen the star's Jay was counting on to come out refused to, out of loyalty to their Law and Order cronies that were displaced. Jay wound up doing a lamer version of The Tonight Show nobody stayed up for Conan because they already saw the same crap an hour earlier.When that show got cancelled, Jay slithered back to his old slot,and Conan got bounced out.
Now the late night talk, musical chairs at NBC has started all over again, and this decision is short of NBC's Comcast owners to actually dump the talk format completely for all movies til dawn on the 5th place network nobody's watching anyway. And this decision revolves around a guy who's listeners are bored paying to listen to because it's the same upscene cursing and sex talk for the past 20 years. The soon to be sacked by XM's Sirius former King of All Media, radio's Howard Stern, who's currently on NBC's America's Got Talent as their head judge. But things at NBC are being handled in stages, according to "two high-level industry sources," yeah Leno and studdering John who probably hid in the closet of the executive board room, like Jay did when he found out Johnny Carson was out. NBC will announce sometime in May that Jimmy Fallon is replacing Leno in 2014. Simply to attracked a younger audience, sure that'll work, Jimmy's only doing Late Night so he can do a one man version of SNL, which won't translate well out in L.A. Jimmy never really wanted to be a talk show host, his dream was to be a movie star.the next Adam Sandler.
Producer Lorne Michaels convinced Jimmy to leave L.A and come back to NYC. Jimmy's a great guy, he's a laugh riot, but he's exhausting to watch. And now they're asking Fallon to go back out to L.A, that's a big mistake, he'll be asked to simply be a talk show host, that's it. No Bozo Show, no cross dressing like during the memorable guest segments such as the recent "Evolution Of Mom Dancing" with Michelle Obama, and definetly spining viral gold with comedy bits like Neil Young singing "Pants On The Ground". That'll be out, just read the questions off the cards, Jimmy. Sorry but thats not Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy's found ways to give his shows life beyond his 11:30 time slot.
They ruined Johnny Carson, by stopping him from acting lke a frat boy. Johnny was funny once till NBC tamed him down to a drnken stubble. Here's a thought,Tina Fey's general vicinity. After all, she signed a four-year contract with NBC late last year. Yeah that's the ticket,"Late Night With Tina & Amy"? That would actually work! Ironically, it's Howard Stern that could become TV’s next Sparticus, of the late-night wars? If the rumours are true and shock jock Stern will be prepped by NBC to take over “Late Night” after if Jimmy Fallon leaves to replace Jay Leno on,“The Tonight Show.” Supposedly,Stern has proven himself capable of some what toning down his X-rated side on the air, that made him the most controversial and successful radio personality of the last 30 years.
Surprisedly Stern's been steering clear of controversy as a judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” NBC's gotten the message” that ole Fartman's finnally acceptable network TV. A few things have to happen, convincing Howard with his ego, that "Late Nights" good enough, why not just give Stern "The Tonight Show'.He's definetly proven himself, Stern himself may feel hosting “Late Night” is beneath him. It’s late-night’s second tier, and he’s an A-list star. It'll really take some convincing to see how hosting this show could benefit him. Of course first, Fallon has to vacate “Late Night.” it's inevitable, that Fallon will take over for Leno some time, but it won't be produced by Lorne Michaels, papa Lorne has SNL and Late Night to produce in NYC.
So as they say, time will tell, so stay tuned!