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David Letterman Rips "Crazy" Tonight Show Succession Plan: "What Are They Thinking?"

David Letterman

Shortly after NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next year, David Letterman got a phone call. But the call wasn't from Leno, Fallon or even Conan O'Brien.

"I got a call from my mom today. She says, 'Well, David, I see you... read more

NBC Confirms Jimmy Fallon Will Replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in Spring 2014

Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as the host of Tonight Show next spring, NBC confirmed Wednesday.

"Congratulations Jimmy," Leno said in a statement. "I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy. If you need me, I'll be at the garage."

Fallon added with his own humorous sentiment: "I'm really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow."

NBC also confirmed reports that The Tonight Show will move back to its original home in New York when Fallon takes over. The Tonight Show debuted in the Big Apple with Steve Allen in 1954 before Johnny Carson moved it to Burbank, Calif., in 1972.

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Report: Jimmy Fallon to Replace Jay Leno, Tonight Show to Move to New York

Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show is expected to return to New York with Jimmy Fallon at the helm, The New York Times reports.

Although a deal isn't done, NBC has apparently struck a deal with Fallon to replace Jay Leno as host of the iconic late-night program, most likely taking over in the fall of 2014. Tonight hasn't taken place in the Big Apple since it debuted with Steve Allen in 1954. Host Johnny Carson eventually moved it to Burbank, Calif., in 1972.

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Late-Night Burning Questions

Jay Leno

Here we go again. Jay Leno's contract with NBC's Tonight Show is up at the end of the 2013-14 season, leading to speculation that the network may put Late Night host Jimmy Fallon behind the desk at 11:35pm. Here are the hot topics bound to cause some network executives to lose sleep in the coming months... read more

Man of the Year: Jimmy Kimmel on the Emmys, Oprah and Going Head-to-Head With Leno and Letterman

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel points to an enormous new treadmill in his office. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host recently installed the contraption, which sports a large tabletop to conduct business while exercising, and has taken to walking on it while working. "I read somewhere that sitting all day can cut 15 or 20 years off your life," he explains. "It's worse than smoking. We weren't meant to sit this much." read more

Report: Jay Leno Takes Pay Cut as Tonight Show Lays Off 20 Staff Members

Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno laid off around 20 staff members on Friday, reports.

Some 20 to 25 staff members were laid off this week, with... read more

Monday TV: Remembering Johnny, Smash Finale, House

Johnny Carson

Imagine a TV world where the late-night comedy audience is not fragmented in a clutter of Dave or Jay or Stewart/Colbert, Conan, the Jimmys and Craig. read more

Conan O'Brien to Appear on Letterman for First Time in 13 Years

Conan O'Brien, David Letterman

Conan O'Brien is heading to Late Night with David Letterman for the first time in 13 years.

It should be an interesting sit-down, to say the least. The two have a lengthy history, as O'Brien took over Letterman's Late Night spot in 1993. read more

Letterman, Ferguson To Remain On CBS Through 2014

David Letterman

Among the top 10 reasons CBS execs are smiling today: David Letterman and Craig Ferguson have officially signed on to keep their late night talk shows going through 2014.

The announcement is not a surprise, as word leaked earlier this year that Letterman and Ferguson were in talks to continue their Late Show With David Letterman and Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at the network. But now that it's signed... read more

Kermit and Miss Piggy to Present at the Oscars

Miss Piggy and Kermit

The Muppets may not be performing at the Oscars or hosting, but we're getting the next best thing: Kermit and Miss Piggy will present.

This will mark ...
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