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NBC WANTS LENO TO REMAIN IN ITS STABLE

July 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC wants Jay Leno to stick around after he hands over the Tonight show to Jimmy Fallon early next year. Speaking to members of the Television Critics Association on Saturday, the network’s entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt said, “Nothing would make us happier than to have him, a la Bob Hope, stay at the network.” Hope, […]

DATE SET FOR DEBUT OF FALLON’S TONIGHT SHOW

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 will be the day that Jimmy Fallon takes over as host of the Tonight show from Jay Leno and Seth Meyers takes over as host of Late Night from Jimmy Fallon, NBC announced on Monday. The transition will occur during NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics. “The late night landscape has […]

NBC’S PEACOCK SHOWS ITS NEW FEATHERS — A LOT OF THEM

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt has unveiled his network’s schedule for next season — a schedule that appears to include a record number of new shows. But Greenblatt declined to hold a news conference to discuss his programming strategy or details of the shows in advance of the upfront presentation. He instead issued a statement […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: SETH MEYERS TO TAKE OVER LATE NIGHT

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC confirmed on Sunday that Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon on Late Night when Fallon takes over hosting of the Tonight show from Jay Leno next year. Meyers has been a cast member and head writer on Saturday Night Live. Lorne Michaels, the producer of SNL, will also take over as executive producer of […]

NY TIMES: NBC TO OUST LENO FROM TONIGHT AGAIN IN 2014

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has decided to replace Jay Leno as host of the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon and return the show to the place where it originated in 1954 — New York City, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing several senior TV executives involved in the decision. The changeover is expected to occur no […]

KIMMEL LOSES GROUND ON SECOND NIGHT AT 11:35 P.M.

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, it didn’t last long. Jimmy Kimmel’s debut show at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday may have posted some terrific ratings, but they quickly eroded the following night. On Wednesday, Kimmel attracted 2.86 million viewers versus 3.04 million for David Letterman and 3.55 million for Jay Leno. In the key 18-49 age group, he remained slightly […]

KIMMEL SMOKES POT DURING ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW

January 4, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Entertainers have often granted interviews to Rolling Stone as part of an effort to alter their public image. Such was the case, for example, back in the ’70s when teen idol David Cassidy appeared nude on the cover of the magazine in a photo shot by famed RS photographer Annie Liebovitz. Such may also now […]

KIMMEL AND LENO: THE UNFRIENDLY RIVALRY

December 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jimmy Kimmel, who mercilessly skewered Jay Leno — even on Leno’s own program — in the wake of the Conan O’Brien/Tonight show fiasco in 2009, seemed to make it clear on Wednesday that his rivalry with Leno will be anything but friendly when he moves into the 11:35 time period on ABC on Jan. 8. […]

THEY DON’T CALL HIM LETTER-MAN FOR NOTHING

October 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That old motto about “neither rain, nor sleet nor dark of night” apparently applies in spades to the No. 1 letter man working in the dark of night. While some late-night talk-show hosts will be sitting out the storm, David Letterman is set to return to his studio in New York tonight (Monday) and tomorrow […]

AT PRIMETIME EMMYS, MAD MEN GOES 0-17

September 24, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

On a night of shockers at the Emmy Awards, the biggest one may not have been that Mad Men was passed over for best dramatic series — it had won the trophy four previous years — but that the series didn’t win a single award. Those connected with the series, as well as the series […]

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