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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 […]

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 […]

OBAMA ON LATE NIGHT: TOO COOL FOR COOL?

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama’s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night produced the show’s best ratings in more than two years. NBC said that it was watched by more than 2 million viewers, citing preliminary Nielsen overnight figures from the nation’s metered markets. But the president immediately came under attack for agreeing to “slow jam […]

NBC APOLOGIZES TO GOP CANDIDATE BACHMANN

November 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Following an uproar over the decision by Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night house band, The Roots, to play Fishbone’s 1985 song “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as guest Michele Bachmann walked onstage Monday night, NBC late-night chief Doug Vaughan has issued an apology to the Republican presidential candidate. The incident, he said, was “not only unfortunate but also […]

CONAN RETURNS TO HIS OLD STUDIO, RESCUES TRIUMPH

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Conan O’Brien returned to the NBC studio where he had hosted his late-night show for 16 years — which is now occupied by Jimmy Fallon. Fallon had just launched into a discussion of the frosty New York weather when O’Brien walked onto the set, looking a bit frosty and glum himself. He acknowledged a standing […]

JON STEWART TOPS JAY LENO IN MAY

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart edged out The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to become the No. 1 late-night talk show among adults 18-49 during May. According to Nielsen Research, Stewart averaged 1,344,000 viewers to Leno’s 1,340,000. That’s a difference of just 0.3 percent, statistically insignificant, but Comedy Central remarked that it […]

JAMES EARL JONES GOT $7,000 TO BECOME DARTH VADER’S VOICE

December 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While according to Star Wars lore, James Earl Jones was paid only $9,000 in 1977 to provide the voice of Darth Vader in George Lucas’s original film (Star Wars: A New Hope) Jones himself said on Thursday that he received even less than that — just $7,000. Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to […]

MADDOW: WHEN ANCHORS TRAVEL, THEIR RATINGS SHRINK

September 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the widespread perception that TV news organizations send their top anchors to scenes of major events in order to boost their ratings, the opposite may be the result. Appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show on NBC, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow conceded that her on-the-scene reports about the pullout of the last combat troops […]

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