Nation & World

Jay Leno retirement rumors: is the host saying goodnight to The Tonight Show?

PIX11- Jay Leno may be bowing out of late night television for good.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the host of The Tonight Show will say his final goodnight next spring.

Reports are suggesting that NBC executives want to replace Leno with Jimmy Fallon to compete with Jimmy Kimmel on ABC.

Apparently Kimmmel’s move to 11:35 p.m. is getting a lot of the younger late-night viewers.

Still Leno’s numbers are impressive and he remains in the top spot.

If he does retire an official announcement would come in May, with Fallon promos following that summer before his fall 2014 debut.

A rep for Leno responded to the reports saying that they simply “do not speculate on rumor.”

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS

6 Comments to “Jay Leno retirement rumors: is the host saying goodnight to The Tonight Show?”

    Charlie Neeley said:
    March 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Love Leno and would hate to see him leave. Fallon would be a wonderful replacement, he is in touch with people just as Jay is!

    Carl said:
    March 2, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    If this is true hopefully his replacement wont get shafted by NBC again.

    Mel said:
    March 2, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Conan sucks and always has. Legends keep on leaving. Johnny is gone, Jay is next followed by Letterman.

      Rolo said:
      March 3, 2013 at 12:34 AM

      The whole format of the show needs to change. Johnny Carson defined something very hard to hold on to for long. Leno was a lucky match. None of the new guys should be matched to an old style of hosting. Take for example the monologue. It is the one thing most people watch of the Tonight Show. It was made funny by Carson and Leno but the more modern Conan O'Brien coujld fit to.

      Need a "team approach" to comedy these days.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisement

Advertisement