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Fallon officially replacing Leno on 'Tonight Show'
New York Post ^ | April 3, 2013

Posted on 04/03/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT by SMGFan

Jay Leno has officially announced his retirement from NBC's "Tonight Show."

As expected, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon will succeed Leno in the spring of 2014 when "Tonight" moves back to New York, to 30 Rock -- 42 years after Johnny Carson took the show to Burbank.

With Fallon, 38, NBC hopes to capture the younger viewers and compete with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who moved to an 11:35 timeslot in January.

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

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 30rock; california; jayleno; jimmyfallon; johnnycarson; latenight; nbc; newyork; tonightshow
I used to watch Leno, but never cared for Fallon.
1 posted on 04/03/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Fallon doesn't seem very talented.
2 posted on 04/03/2013 4:10:04 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: SMGFan

I hope Kimmel destroys him.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 4:11:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vision

He’s a lot less talented than Conan O’Brien, who was rudely forced out.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 4:12:58 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: SMGFan

5 posted on 04/03/2013 4:15:19 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SMGFan

Yawn


6 posted on 04/03/2013 4:16:46 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Vision

He’s about as funny as a root canal... I know, I know, I’m pushing it


7 posted on 04/03/2013 4:17:35 PM PDT by djf (I don't want to be safe. I want to be FREE!)
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To: SMGFan

There was a guy on Fox saying that the libs at NBCU couldn’t tolerate Leno, even tho his ratings were good.


8 posted on 04/03/2013 4:18:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SMGFan

I seldom if ever watched Leno . . . no comparison to Carson . . . and I have no use for Fallon . . . just another libtard SNL jackass who somehow got his own show.

If I were a network executive, I’d show Carson replays for many years in the same time slot . . . these new comodians are barely funny


9 posted on 04/03/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: SMGFan

Fallon sucks, i’ll get more sleep going to bed earlier!


10 posted on 04/03/2013 4:18:57 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: SMGFan

I’ve got about 200 videos left to view at Leno’s Garage website. They guy is a human encyclopedia of automobiles.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 4:20:36 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: SMGFan

Leno is getting old, his viewers are getting old. Not much money in selling commercials to be seen by old people.


12 posted on 04/03/2013 4:20:53 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: SMGFan

I would watch Leno once in a blue moon, but I can’t stand Fallon or Kimmel or any of the new bunch of late night jerks. They are all total liberal tools who have their tongues shoved down Obama’s backside.

To hell with all of them.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 4:21:18 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: SMGFan
I used to be (moderately, I hardly watch late-night TV) a Craig Ferguson fan, but he's seemed to go off the rails in some way or another. Like he's trying to appeal to a young-and-dumb demographic, when his natural demographic is more Leno-like.

Maybe CBS can wise up and put him in David Lecherman slot. Then I'd put Adam Carolla in the 12:30 slot.

14 posted on 04/03/2013 4:21:33 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: OKRA2012
ot much money in selling commercials to be seen by old people.

Well, that Depends...

15 posted on 04/03/2013 4:23:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SMGFan

Jimmy Fail-on.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 4:26:13 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: laweeks

If someone actually had the smarts to do that I bet they would get ratings through the roof! I have no use for Leno, Letterman or any of the others. I wasn’t just the end of an era of Hosts when Carson retired, it seems like enjoyable comedy died too! Now the only way anyone seems to think something is funny is for it to be crude or raunchy! Even the old greats that would have a xrated act in Vegas knew how to be truly funny in an appropriate manner for all of the family.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 4:27:33 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SMGFan

I like Leno and wish him well. It’s a good time to retire — while he’s young and healthy enough to enjoy it. If he ever wants to perform again, he could do stand up, but he doesn’t have to. Would that we could all be so fortunate.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 4:29:36 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SMGFan

I have missed the entire Jay Leno era. I stopped watching the day Carson retired. Never cared for letterman either.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 4:30:04 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: SMGFan

They’d be better off with Adam Carrola. At least he’s a man and used to work as a carpenter and he likes cars and his droll sort of humor is kind of like Carson’s was.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 4:36:06 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

NBC’s not made a smart move with the Tonight Show (at least) since it engineered the idiotic Conan announcement. Since then they’ve tried to arrest the ratings slide brought on by Conan, then paid him off to go away when he refused to accept a new, earlier Leno show on before him, *then* brought back Leno, *then* announced this ridiculous idea. All the while the previous third-place (behind Leno and Koppel) late night champ Letterman.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 4:39:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Koppel? Or Kimmel?

Anyway it's going to be very tough for me to make the transition from not watching Jay to not watching Jimmy. I don't know how I'll survive.

22 posted on 04/03/2013 4:42:09 PM PDT by x
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To: djf

You might be exaggerating; after all, with a root canal you could get laughing gas...hey! That might be a way to endure a Fallon routine!


23 posted on 04/03/2013 4:42:43 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: roamer_1

“I stopped watching the day Carson retired.”

I occasionally watch Carson clips on Youtube. Just classic, today’s shows don’t hold a candle.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 4:46:24 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: OKRA2012

He beats Fallon among young viewers. I haven’t watched these guys for years, but NBC is a struggling network, and getting rid of it’s most profitable show seems stupid.


25 posted on 04/03/2013 4:52:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SMGFan

Frankly, Craig Ferguson is the best of all of the late night talk show hosts.


26 posted on 04/03/2013 4:54:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rennes Templar

I occasionally watch Carson clips on Youtube. Just classic, today’s shows don’t hold a candle.

Yup. Another one of those is the Carol Burnett Show - SNL (for instance) can't come close.

27 posted on 04/03/2013 4:55:33 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: SMGFan
They should just run Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" re-runs....

Be better than anything Leno ever did.....

28 posted on 04/03/2013 4:57:57 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: SunkenCiv; All

hahaha. just follow meeee....


29 posted on 04/03/2013 4:58:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SMGFan

I guess I will be watching something other than Fallon. I Can’t stand him or his band.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 5:00:16 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: SMGFan

Interesting to see if NBC ‘muzzled’ Leno now that it is ‘official’ or will he keep taking potshots at them until they tell him to take ‘Terminal Paid Leave’?


31 posted on 04/03/2013 5:16:54 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: SMGFan

Awesome!, now Leno can do more episodes of Jay Leno’s Garage on youtube!

I love Leno’s Garage!

“But will it do a burnout?”


32 posted on 04/03/2013 5:32:48 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Vision

Fallon strikes me as a nice guy. About as funny as a toothache, though.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 5:43:53 PM PDT by wbill
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To: SMGFan

If Fallon continues to do the childish stuff he now does when he takes over for Leno, I won’t be watching.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 5:44:51 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Randy Larsen
Leno is definitely a "car guy", he'll be happy doing nothing but that stuff from now on. If the BBC America crowd that runs the U.S. version of Top Gear has any sense at all, they'll try to lure Jay in to save that show. "Jay's Garage" could be a weekly segment. God knows, the show needs someone with a dollop of sarcastic humor to match Clarkson.
35 posted on 04/03/2013 5:47:42 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SMGFan

I don’t think Leno is funny. We sometimes watch because my husband likes the show but I rarely crack a smile at Leno’s jokes.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 5:50:26 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SMGFan
NBC screwed up last time. Conan got Tonight, Leno needed a job. Tim Russert died. How was I the only one who saw the obvious?

Putting Leno there might've been a joke, but no bigger than the joke "Meet the Press" got anyway. And I think after a year or so, Leno would've fit in as well as any of those other talking heads (though not quite Russert, who seemed to be tougher and more fair-minded to either side).

37 posted on 04/03/2013 5:52:46 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SMGFan
>> "Congratulations, Jimmy. I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy," Leno said in a statement. "If you need me, I'll be at the garage." <<

Hmmm. I see to recall deja vu from Jay Leno "leaving":

"I'll be 59 when [the switch occurs], that's five years from now. There's really only one person who could have done this into his 60s, and that was Johnny Carson; I think it's fair to say I'm no Johnny Carson. And I don't want to see all the fighting. You hold it and hand it off to the next person. Conan, it's all yours! See you in five years, buddy!"

Leno promises smooth transition to O'Brien

38 posted on 04/03/2013 7:16:13 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: laweeks
If I were a network executive, I’d show Carson replays for many years in the same time slot . . .

There are plenty of Carson clips on YouTube, and they are very popular. Lots of views, lots of recent comments, many from young fans who hate current television.

It is strange to watch those clips now. They are entertaining, and I no longer associate television with being entertained. I associate television with snarky leftist jerks.

39 posted on 04/03/2013 9:05:54 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: TChad

A very well done special on Johnny.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2230341415/


40 posted on 04/03/2013 9:18:44 PM PDT by Despot of the Delta
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To: Despot of the Delta

Thanks.


41 posted on 04/03/2013 10:28:12 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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