Jay Leno | featured news

NBC Confirms Fallon Will Succeed Leno

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon - NY Times

“The Tonight Show” will begin a new era in February when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno as host of the most storied and successful program in late-night television. NBC plans to announce on Wednesday its plan to install Mr. Fallon as the show’s sixth host at the conclusion of the network’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. NBC also is to confirm reports that it plans to shake up the axes of the television industry by moving the show from its longtime home in Los Angeles to its birthplace, New York.


NBC reportedly moving ‘Tonight Show’ to New York when Jimmy Fallon takes over

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon - Washington Post

NBC, once the king of primetime, morning infotainment, and late-night television, is now an also ran in primetime, and is struggling behind ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the morning.


Good night, and good luck to Jay Leno?

Jay Leno and Barack Obama - CBS News

There's speculation that NBC may be looking to replace Jay Leno with the younger-skewing Jimmy Fallon; Could it be time to turn the lights out on Jay?

Senh: Here we go again? Jimmy Fallon's not ready.


Study of late-night comics leaves out Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert

Reporters who cover politics and media had their undies in a bunch Wednesday over a study conducted by the Center for Media and Public Affairs announcing, “late night TV talk show comedians have told more jokes about Mitt Romney than about all Democrats combined since the party nominating conventions.”


Obama mocks Trump over 'growing up together in Kenya'

President Obama got back at Donald Trump by mocking him -- and himself -- over citizenship claims. "This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya," Obama joked to The Tonight Show's Jay Leno on Wednesday. "We had constant run-ins on the soccer field." Obama added to laughter. "He wasn't very good and resented it. ... When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over."


'Tonight Show' Lays Off 20 Staffers, Jay Leno Takes Pay Cut

Jay Leno

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC's flagship late night program, has laid off 20 staffers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline reports that Leno himself took a "tremendous" pay cut as well. Details of the departments that will be affected by the downsizing are currently unknown, nor is it known why the layoffs took place.


President Obama visits ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ (Video)

When President Barack Obama made his second visit to Jay Leno’s NBC late night talker “Tonight Show,” he clearly knew who was his audience — the first rule of any good late night talk show appearance. Leno: “Have you been watching the GOP debates?” “I’m going to wait until everybody is voted off the island before — ” Obama began.


Jay Leno can't budge Michele Bachmann from her talking points

Jay Leno can't budge Michele Bachmann from her talking points

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann, whose gaffes have made her a favorite punching bag for Jay Leno and other late-night comedians, paid Leno a visit Friday. In her first appearance on "The Tonight Show," Bachmann tried to show her lighter side — even making a joke about Christian anti-gay therapy, but Leno challenged her on gay rights, the HPV vaccine, her opposition to raising the federal debt ceiling and other conservative positions.


'The Daily Show' Is First To Beat Leno In Demo Ratings In Ten Years

'The Daily Show' Is First To Beat Leno In Demo Ratings In Ten Years

'The Daily Show' reached a new milestone in the second quarter of the 2011 ratings: it became the first late-night show to beat "The Tonight Show" in the coveted 18-49 demographic in a staggering ten years.


From Jay Leno To Jon Stewart, The Winners And Losers Of Late Night

Letterman has a big week; Stewart has a bigger month; and Leno still has the biggest season.


Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content