Jimmy Fallon by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage.com Jimmy Fallon by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage.com

It's a good thing Jimmy Fallon is used to working late, because when Conan O'Brien replaces Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in 2009, the SNL alum is likely to replace O'Brien as host of Late Night. "He is at the top of our short list," admitted NBC's late-night prez Rick Ludwin, adding that we shouldn't start holding our breath for an announcement until early '08.

Fallon has also gotten a vote of confidence from his former Weekend Update coanchor, Tina Fey. He's really funny and loves to talk to people," she observed. "It must be that Irish charm."

If nothing else, he'd certainly give Carson Daly a run for the up-past-bedtime TRL audience.

Tuesday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner.