Jimmy Fallon to Replace Jay Leno on “Tonight Show”?
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — There are new reports that late night host Jay Leno could be out again — this time replaced by Jimmy Fallon.
According to the New York Daily News, talent agents say that they have been contacted by NBC execs looking for a new host to take over Fallon’s 12:35 a.m. slot.
Fallon is expected to move up to the coveted “Tonight Show” spot when Leno’s contract expires in 2014.
Back in 2009, NBC decided to replace Leno, 62, with Conan O’Brien, but Leno balked at the move.
NBC gave him a brand new show at 10 p.m., which flopped while stealing viewers from O’Brien’s “Tonight Show.”
Within months, O’Brien was out and Leno was restored to his former job. O’Brien eventually landed a late-night show on TBS.