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Keith1701 January 20 2014 05:06 PM

What is NBC thinking????
 
What is NBC thinking?? Jay Leno has hosted "The Tonight Show" for over 22 years, and currently The Tonight's Show is still best show for late night. Why ask Jay to leave the show, when his winning his time slot?? In fact, NBC has agreed to pay the entire cast and crew to end of their contact which wasn't due to end until September 2014!!! It's seems like such a loss to me?? If they wanted Jay to leave, why not wait until at least September 2014???

bigdaddy January 20 2014 05:39 PM

Re: What is NBC thinking????
 
Because the Olympics aren't in September.

I wouldn't worry, he will be back by September.

the G-man January 20 2014 05:44 PM

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bigdaddy is correct, re: the Olympics.

NBC, rightly or (in my mind) wrongly assumes that Fallon will do significantly better than Leno in "the coveted 18-49 demographic."

In addition, Fallon has (unlike Conan at the time he took over TTS) the backing of Lorne Michaels, one of the most powerful people at the network.

Keith1701 January 20 2014 05:47 PM

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bigdaddy wrote: (Post 9145645)
Because the Olympics aren't in September.

I wouldn't worry, he will be back by September.

What is NBC planning for the future of Jay Leno???

bigdaddy January 20 2014 05:49 PM

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Keith1701 wrote: (Post 9145669)
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bigdaddy wrote: (Post 9145645)
Because the Olympics aren't in September.

I wouldn't worry, he will be back by September.

What is NBC planning for the future of Jay Leno???

A kick to the curb. His prime time show sucked.

There are CNN rumors, because cable "news" isn't bad enough yet.

Owain Taggart January 20 2014 08:22 PM

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Everything, as they say, must come to an end. Someone has to replace him eventually. I'm sure Jay will do fine in a different capacity and find something else to do. As for what NBC is planning for his future? Very likely retirement.

Professor Zoom January 20 2014 09:15 PM

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Keith1701 wrote: (Post 9145669)
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bigdaddy wrote: (Post 9145645)
Because the Olympics aren't in September.

I wouldn't worry, he will be back by September.

What is NBC planning for the future of Jay Leno???

Nothing. They paid off his contract.

sidious618 January 20 2014 10:05 PM

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I don't much care for Leno's humor, but I don't understand the appeal of Fallon either.

Mr. Adventure January 20 2014 10:43 PM

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Keith1701 wrote: (Post 9145669)
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bigdaddy wrote: (Post 9145645)
Because the Olympics aren't in September.

I wouldn't worry, he will be back by September.

What is NBC planning for the future of Jay Leno???

Maybe Jay can make a play for the 11PM slot on TBS?

bigdaddy January 21 2014 12:15 AM

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sidious618 wrote: (Post 9146728)
I don't much care for Leno's humor, but I don't understand the appeal of Fallon either.



Fallon is one of, if not the worst late night host I have seen. He is just bad at everything he does.

JirinPanthosa January 21 2014 12:29 AM

Re: What is NBC thinking????
 
All these years and Fallon still can't control himself from laughing at the camera.

I'll never understand his appeal, he always sounds to me like he's forcing a childlike charm.

Trekker4747 January 21 2014 12:29 AM

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...and currently The Tonight's Show is still best show for late night.
It is?????

Talosian January 21 2014 12:41 AM

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JirinPanthosa wrote: (Post 9147427)
All these years and Fallon still can't control himself from laughing at the camera.

I'll never understand his appeal, he always sounds to me like he's forcing a childlike charm.

Fallon represents the new male. He's an adult who acts like a child, an awkward adolescent in a middle aged man's body.

He doesn't seem like it, but Fallon is almost 40 years old. He's about the same age as Leno when he took over.

Galileo7 January 21 2014 01:13 AM

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the G-man wrote: (Post 9145660)
bigdaddy is correct, re: the Olympics.

NBC, rightly or (in my mind) wrongly assumes that Fallon will do significantly better than Leno in "the coveted 18-49 demographic."

In addition, Fallon has (unlike Conan at the time he took over TTS) the backing of Lorne Michaels, one of the most powerful people at the network.

Agree.

od0_ital January 21 2014 01:27 AM

Re: What is NBC thinking????
 
Here's hopin' Fallon at least learned from Conan's mistakes regardin' contract obligations.

A few months back, I saw Jay Leno as a guest on Craig Ferguson's show, and he was better there than he'd been on his own show in quite some time.

As far as late night goes, Craig Ferguson is the one I watch.


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