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It’s Official!! NBC Confirms
Jimmy Fallon Is Conan O’Brien’s LATE NIGHT Successor!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NBC NAMES JIMMY FALLON AS HOST OF "LATE NIGHT" WHEN CONAN O'BRIEN TAKES OVER "THE TONIGHT SHOW" IN 2009 NEW YORK, May 12, 2008 – NBC has identified the last piece in its late night succession plan, naming Jimmy Fallon as the new host of "Late Night" when Conan O'Brien moves to "The Tonight Show" in 2009. The announcement was made today by Marc Graboff and Ben Silverman, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, at a press conference at the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. "We couldn't be happier to have Jimmy back on NBC and to have our number one-rated late night team fully in place for the future," said Silverman, "Jimmy is more than just a likeable guy and a great comedian, he is genuinely interested in what people have to say." "Jimmy's proven track record and personality make him a natural for this important role that will bring a new generation of fans to 'Late Night,'" said Graboff. "He will put his own distinct mark on late night humor just as he did on 'SNL' and in his other creative endeavors." Added Rick Ludwin, Executive Vice President, Late Night and Primetime Series, NBC Entertainment, "Simply put, Jimmy has all of the qualities for a late night host -- in addition to being funny, he loves talking to people on and off camera, he's a talented comedy writer and his time at 'SNL' demonstrated not only his ability to entertain, but also the work ethic and dedication it takes to succeed at hosting a nightly show." A recognized comic talent, Fallon has demonstrated an ability to deliver versatile, standout performances while always staying grounded in his stand-up roots. Fallon first garnered attention in 1998 when he joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" and quickly became an audience favorite for his memorable recurring characters and spot-on impressions and in 2000, Fallon became the co-anchor of the "SNL's" signature segment "Weekend Update" alongside Tina Fey. Fallon ventured off into other television roles, including Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's Emmy award-winning miniseries "Band of Brothers." A favorite among the MTV audience, Fallon hosted the MTV Movie Awards twice and hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002. Fallon made an impressive turn guest hosting "The Late Show" for an ailing David Letterman in 2003. Fallon made his feature film debut in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" and went on to appear in numerous films including Woody Allen's "Anything Else," "Fever Pitch" opposite Drew Barrymore and the indie "Factory Girl." The premiere date for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" will be announced at a later date. Lorne Michaels is executive producer. "Late Night" is a production of Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video. NBC is America's Late Night Leader with the number one-rated "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Saturday Night Live."

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  • May 12, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Needs more cowbell!

    by akutz

    Damn you Fallon! Do you think you're Murray? Chase? That you can laugh on camera?! Take that!

  • May 12, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Fallon = Meh

    by tylerzero

  • May 12, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Fallon MUST DIE!!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    For reals. How does this guy just keep failing upwards?

  • May 12, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Lorne Michaels is producing this?

    by ciroslive

    I expect SNL cameos!

  • May 12, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    5% jokes 90% Jimmy snickering to himself.....

    by logicalnoise01

    5% shitty alterna-metal band.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    where's Leno's babbling whinning @ss going?

    by palewook

    who cares never watched him anyways. Perhaps, Fox or the CW will want him.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by jim

    for Craig Ferguson.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    re: Leno

    by jj9126

    Not a fan of the guy either, but he's going to be the highest paid guy in late night in a year or two. ABC, FOX and Sony are the main suitors.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by Disgustipitated

    Hmm...actually I like that choice. I never was a fan of Carson Daly. I tried tuning in to his show and was bored out of my skull. The guy has no charisma. If it'd had been him, Late Night would have gone in a completely different direction. Fallon is a great choice to keep things moving in the right direction for the program.

  • ...does anyone laugh? He ruined Weekend Update for me. I still skip through it when I watch it off the DVR.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Forgot the "S"

    by galoot

    after wood. I meant woods. Work sucks but I need the bucks.

  • May 12, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    ventured into other roles, emmy award winning Band of Brothers?

    by Truecoat

    He was in it for like 5 seconds at the end of an episode. I think there were extras with more screen time.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    True, Truecoat, but his character prompted one

    by jim

    of the best lines of the series. Fallon says the Germans are cutting off all roads to Bastogne and they'll soon be trapped. Winters replies "We're paratroopers, son. We're supposed to be surrounded."

  • May 12, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    This sucks pretty bad

    by Chutch

    good thing i've weened myself off of nbc over to adult swim the last few months.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    maybe it'll work?

    by bluebottle

    people we're pretty skeptical of micheal's decision to give "late night" to conan initially.<p></p> and don't forget, conan's show kind of sucked the first few years (until they figured out how to use any richter... and then they lost andy richter). <p></p> Wait and see...

  • May 12, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Well, unlike Fallon, Conan never had a stigma at first

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    We didn't know Conan. But we know Fallon and how very little he contributed to SNL. They say he broke character to steal attention to himself, which bodes badly for his venue. I hated Leno enough for his terribly self-centered interviews and there is a chance Fallon will be worse.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    More important than Fallon replacing O'Brien..

    by STLost

    I don't care who is taking O'Brien's late night show. What I want to know is: Will Conan be changing his style to suit the Leno timeslot? Conan's show now is too "unique" for Leno-type fans. I view Leno's show as "tame" compared to what O'Brien airs. And will Conan tape in NYC or LA?

  • May 12, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Conan will be moving to L.A.

    by Lenny Nero

    They built an entirely new studio for him, and he's mentioned buying a multi-million dollar house in the same neighborhood as Dr. Phil. <p>As for his style, I'm sure changes will have to be made, not the least of which certain racier elements that Tonight Show may not allow, but it'll still be our blessed Conan.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    yea i guess the studio is going to be over at universal studios

    by ampersand110

    i was at a meeting for tram tour guides and the head guy there said that conan will be getting one of the studios they have. should be pretty cool.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Guess I won't be staying up late anymore

    by sofaking

    Just please tell me Horatio Sanz is his sidekick. Then it would not only suck but be very annoying and completely suck.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I hope Leno will choke on his own choad

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Wouldn't it be nice if he went to ABC and was killed by the Tonight Show...proving finally that it was not Jay but the Name Brand that kept him on top all these years. I really do. LENO-SMOKE A TURD IN HELL YOU HACK!!!

  • May 12, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Jay Leno = Howard Stern Wannabe hack

    by Kentucky Colonel


  • May 12, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    It;'s official, Ben Silverman won't be at NBCUni in 2010

    by snowpuff

    Keep in mind, The Tonight Show makes NBCUNi about $150 million in profit PER YEAR. That's profit, not gross! When Zucker screws that up by pushing out Leno for Conan, someone will have to take a fall for it.<br> <br> Maybe Jeff Zucker will be get the axe, but it will at least be Ben Silverman.<br> <br> When you add in the Fallon factor, it's going to be ugly.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    It's official, Ben Silverman won't be at NBCUni in 2010!!

    by snowpuff

    Keep in mind, The Tonight Show makes NBCUNi about $150 million in profit PER YEAR. That's profit, not gross! When Zucker screws that up by pushing out Leno for Conan, someone will have to take a fall for it.<br> <br> Maybe Jeff Zucker will get the axe, but at the least it will be Ben Silverman.<br> <br> When you add in the Fallon factor, it's going to be ugly.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    All I want to know is...

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    What kind of dirt does this guy have on NBC execs? Because I know he didn't get this gig on his "talent" alone. Unless, of course, his talent lies in sucking a mean schlong.

  • May 12, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by j2talk

    well i'll follow Leno to where ever he goes.....Conan isnt worth my time NOw why would i watch him at 1135? Craig Ferguson has a MUCH better program......

  • May 12, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Unlabled


  • May 12, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    nbc totally fucked itself

    by bacci40

    here they made a deal that they cannot get out of, and leno most assuradely will sign elsewhere and take his entire audience, while late nite at nbc totally collapses...couldnt happen to a bunch of nicer letterman is kicking back and laffing himself silly

  • May 12, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    This will set records for how fast it tanks

    by smackfu

    Jimmy Fallon is so unfunny and irritating he's actually offensive to watch.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I thought Leno was just retiring?

    by ZeroCorpse

    I didn't think he was going to do more late night TV... I heard he was just retiring to enjoy his cars.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    The Youtube test

    by smackfu

    So a search for any past SNL cast member and 'snl' in Youtube and you'll find pages and pages of their funniest sketches. Do a search for 'jimmy fallon snl' and see what you get. Pages and pages of him singing stupid fucking songs (aka ripping off adam sandler) and the only 'funny' snl sketches you find are clips of him cracking up and breaking character in the middle of sketches. He has little talent, and the talent he does possess is him doing an adam sandler impression and passing it off as his own material.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Craig Ferguson FTW

    by estacado1

    Of all of them , CF is the funniest. Most of his jokes all are spontaneous. He starts off a joke by reading the cue card, but half way through the joke he'll remember something that happened to him which is funnier, and tell the audience about it, and never manages to finish the original joke. He is REALLY REALLY funny. He is the prefect successor for Letterman.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Does any of this make any sense?

    by pottymouth3000

    Why dump Leno when he hands Letterman his ass every night? Why bump up Conan when Craig Ferguson has been biting his ass lately? Why bring in the worst, most unprofessional cast member in the history of SNL to take over such a legendary show? Silverman must get the best crack!

  • May 12, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but Conan O'Brien is a genius.

    by smackfu

    I know you'll never understand this, if you're the type who think puns and typos in newspaper clippings. But Jay Leno's jokes are so pedestrian and easy. Let's see...someone in the news has been accused of sex with a minor? Let's end that with a michael jackson punchline. John McCain is in the news? Hmm...let's end that one with an age reference. Hilary Clinton? Let's make a joke about her husband being horny. Jay is an absolute hack, and his jokes are so obvious you could literally pause his monologue and guess the punchline to each joke. Conan O'Brien is a master of absurd comedy, he goes places douchebags like Leno and Letterman couldn't even conceive of. He doesn't go for the obvious joke, he goes for the least obvious, strangest joke, and makes it work.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Unlabled you are correct sir

    by logicalnoise01

    joel is f'n hilarious(his day on HSN alone makes him one of the next personalities on TV). However we only get joel for 22 minutes a week 44 minutes a night might spread him too thin.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    "Jimmy's proven track record"...*ahem*

    by Cletus Van Damme

    BWAH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, I think both of the people that bought "Taxi" on DVD were happy with their purchase.

  • May 12, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    What are you laughing at?

    by Embeedeuce

    And if you say Jimmy Fallon I'll know you're lying. (From the Simpsons.)

  • May 12, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Leno should host the Americanized Top Gear

    by BrandLoyalist

    Which supposedly is already in development by NBC

  • May 12, 2008, 3 p.m. CST


    by j2talk

    ZeroCorpse- Jay Leno is being pushed out by NBC....if you've seen his show its clear Jay doesnt want to leave but NBC promised his time slot to Conan.....Big mistake and the ratings Hit they'll take will prove it...NBC is trying to find something to give to Leno to get him to stay at NBC-a Primetime gig, specials, anyhting except what Jay seems to want- to stay with the tomight show...the other networks have been circling and hinting at what they could an 1130 show, FOX an 11 this could get as interstibng as when Johnny left-there was classic TV, God I miss his show.....

  • May 12, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Just wow.

    by warsinthesun

    Conan's show is practically unique compared to all others. I can't see Conan's personality transitioning to an earlier time slot. Very strange move.

  • May 12, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Conan an hour earlier = me watching every night

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Fallon is a talent vacuum.

  • May 12, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Conan without New York City

    by seagrass

    will not be the same. The city has been his faithful sidekick for years and years. I hope they don't move the show to LA, but it's not looking good. I wonder after all this is over if a re-release of the book "The Late Shift" will be in order - with updates.

  • May 12, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Awesome! Now I can turn to CBS after Conan!

    by therobcat

    I've been withing for a reason to watch Craig Ferguson and now I have it! I wonder how pissed Cason Daly is that he didn't get the Late Night gig?

  • May 12, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    That would be amazing, Cap

    by therobcat

    The thought of Cross or Oswalt doing their own talk show makes my nerd nipples erect. At least Bob and David are doing a new HBO thingie. It's been far too long...

  • May 12, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by Embeedeuce

    I hate the Tonight Show, and hate Leno on it. But... I saw Leno at the Comedy & Magic Store in Hermosa Beach, CA, a couple years ago and realized I had forgotten how great a stand up comic he was. When he wraps the Tonight Show, i'd love to see him go on tour, or do a Stand-Up Special.

  • May 12, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Everybody sucks except Conan...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...and this is coming from a longtime Dave watcher back in the NBC days. Leno has always sucked...Dave has been suck since NBC and Conan has always been good. I haven't watched regular TV other than a show here and there in so long I don't know if its all shit now but for a long time only Conan was truly funny. Even when he's on somebody else's show he's hilarious. That big giant Irish head helps I think (I too have a gigantic Irish head, so it's ok for me to mock or otherwise question both the size and genealogy of Conan's head).

  • May 12, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I HATE Fallon...

    by Mosquito March

    ...I "Hitler" hate him. I think he's an amalgam of the worst aspects of Mike Myers and Adam Sandler. In fact, if those two shit in a pot, stirred it up, and then Lorne Michaels came along and made shit sculptures out of the shit cocktail, you'd get Jimmy Fallon. But if you asked me who the most unprofessional cast member in SNL history is, I'd point to Fallon's cohort, Horatio Sanz. That fuck didn't even attempt to get INTO character, let alone try not to break it. That said, though, Fallon is the worst thing to happen to late nite TV since The Chevy Chase Show. And Chevy Chase had actual comedic talent.

  • May 12, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah...

    by Darth Macchio

    Is it me or is Fallon not really late night talk show host material? I guess you don't have to wear a suit but can anybody picture this guy in a suit...with combed hair? Has this guy ever combed or otherwise brushed his hair? He's full on "helmet-head-just-got-outta-bed" hair. I don't think the look thing is a deal-breaker per se as I think he's pretty funny for the most part but still...he's not remotely the suit & tie guy type and the realm of late night talk has always been the purview of the Suit and Tie.

  • May 12, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Craig Ferguson

    by Boromir

    already kicks everyone else's arse anyway, and I don't foresee that changing.

  • May 12, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Talkin' It Up! On the Barry Gibb Talk Show!

    by Flim Springfield

    Talkin' about issues, talkin' bout real important issues!

  • May 12, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by sharpie

    called it.

  • May 12, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Fallon has sucked off a lot of important people.

    by Uncle Stan

    Or he has photos of some influential executive fucking him in the ass stashed in a safe deposit box.

  • May 12, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Totally bought the LOST set

    by buffywrestling

    ... beacause I'm not gonna get screwed like I did when the Homicide: LotS was for sale for $100 - now it's $350 plus for a mega set( L & O eps and movie incl). <p> And that just blows. <p> Herc, if Homicide ever, *ever* comes down in price - I beg, beg beg - tell us. It's like "My So called Life" all over again. <p> PS: I loved Fallon hosting the MTV Music Awards with Kirsten Dunst. (The Mummy parody, line dancing Apes, making Britney and Adam Sandler cry).

  • May 12, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Fallon is one un-funny motherfucker. Whew.

    by Laserhead

    Laugh in a sketch again, jackass.

  • May 12, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Carson Daly fans?

    by nalapou


  • May 12, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Jay Leno is pretty bad

    by Nabster

    to begin with, Conan can only improve the show. However, Conan as of late hasn't been all that funny, hes become redundant, the writing seems to have become dumbed down ala Jay Leno. I think the new Conan show will only be worse, less racy, and more mainstream. I think The Daily Show, and especially The Colbert Report are superior to any of these shows, although different obviously. Never seen Craig Ferguson, although, doesn't come on in the UK.

  • May 12, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Aw gimme a break

    by Valin Kenobi

    Fallon is decent enough in small doses, but I don't see how he's going to be able to carry a whole show. Bad idea, but anything's better than Carson Daly I suppose.

  • May 12, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    "spot-on impressions"?

    by Sakurai

    Is anyone getting this? spot-on impressions? Maybe its another Jimmy Fallon they are talking about.

  • May 12, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    April Fools

    by Human Worm Baby

    This must be a late April Fools joke. Faggon is the worst thing to ever come out of SNL, scratch that, to come out of anywhere. He is horrible. Faggon is like Latifah, odiously annoying people.

  • May 12, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Fallon on Conan tonight

    by Zybon

    Jimmy Fallon will be the first guest on Conan tonight

  • May 12, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Who replaces Carson Daly?

    by Napoleon Park

    Anyone? cottage cheese? a clump of dirt? paint drying?<p>Seriously, the job is about 100 minutes of work a week, talking to celebrities, listening to bands, telling a couple jokes per night and not making the audience throw things or fire dart guns at their TV screens - how hard can that be?

  • May 12, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    The Only SNL Alum that Deserves a Talk Show is Tracy Morgan

    by Slugworth

    Tell me you wouldn't watch that show every night.

  • May 12, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    My favorite Leno bit

    by Napoleon Park

    is when he does "Headlines, ads, obituaries, wedding announcements, flyers, menu typos and photos of people standing in front of things that look like they're growing out of their heads" And then, after the actual funny clipping gets a laugh, he then messes up a scripted one liner that wouldn't have been funny even if he got it right and the audience murmurs politely. After all these years he still doesn't get that his "capper" adds nothing to the joke of the clipping.<p>years ago when newspapers were on real paper I clipped a headline. maybe you remember this story: "Lesbian National Guard Colonel Faces Discharge."<p>my other favorite Leno monologue schtick is when he reads a stupid quote and then caps it with a witty rejoinder of "Oh, shut up!" for the nine hundredth time. Because "Oh, shut up!" is comedy gold... if you're a twelve year old girl.

  • May 12, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    fallon is not funny

    by El Borak

    and my lord that carson daly show is so non-funny it's really inexplicable. craig ferguson is fuckin awesome.

  • May 12, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Who's gonna be his co-host?

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Dom DeLuise? High Pitch Eric?

  • May 12, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Nothing beats the Carson/Letterman days

    by romanocc

    I haven't watched late night TV on a regular basis in 15 years since Carson retired and Letterman bolted to CBS. Those were the glory days, where Carson was consistently funny every night, and Letterman had that edge at the 12:30 spot. Leno has a good monologue but is an AWFUL interviewer, and plays it too safe. Letterman has not been edgy, let alone really funny since his days at NBC, as I think he bought into his own hype when CBS paid him 14 million a year. Conan does great bits cause he is a great writer from SNL, but IS NOT FUNNY ONE BIT!!!! The guy after Letterman is unwatchable, and Jimmy Fallon will just be another guy who doesn't have the talent to entertain every night. This is a tough job, as you have to be funny every night, and only a few have been able to pull it off. Man I miss the days of Carson/Letterman, nothing better then staying up late as kid in the summer when school was out. Now I go to bed early.

  • May 12, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Only network late night show worth watching

    by tbransonlives

    Craig Ferguson

  • May 12, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Peter Griffon beating the crap out of Jimmy

    by Kovac

    Peter Griffin: Hey, Fallon! Say goodnight, you bum! [punches Jimmy Fallon over and over] Peter Griffin: And this is for laughing during every comedy sketch you've ever been in! Who do you think you are, Carol Burnett? You think she did it so it's all right for you? You haven't earned what she's earned! All right, now where's the guy who slept with my daughter?

  • May 12, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    They are doing to Jay what they did to Johnny.

    by Rev. Slappy

    Carson was forced out by NBC as well, at the behest of Leno's then agent, who was one of the greatest cunts in the history of the world.

  • May 12, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't worry about Leno

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    The man is going to get PAID by ABC or FOX.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Simpson's and Fallon

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    I seem to remember an episode of the Simpson's where Homer asks Bart, 'What's so funny? Don't say Jimmy Fallon or I'll know you're lying.' I find Fallon amusing at times.

  • May 12, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    David Letterman Does His 2 Guests A Night Crap

    by Red Dawn Don

    David Letterman sucks, since when does GRINDER GIRL, HELLO DELI, and DOES IT FLOAT constitute high comedy. David Letterman has been phoning it in for YEARS. He is giving the TV audience the BIRD nightly. And what do his idiot fans say? "THANK YOU, MORE PLEASE." as they bend over. The TOP 10 LIST is rarely funny. More like a TOP 2 LIST. I wonder what poor old CRAIG KILBORN has been up to lately? He deserved better. I will give JIMMY EATS FALLON (Fallon being a girl's name.) the same chance I gave CHEVY CHASE. If he can pull it off I will watch. I wonder if CONAN will keep the same writers, those guys are very funny in the skits. Hey I know, TRIUMPH THE INSULT COMEDY DOG for talk show host. That sounds cool.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Conan turns Every Interview conversation to himself

    by chromedome

    and mugs for the camera every chance he gets. I really cannot stand to watch him, and only rarely attempt to tolerate him: record when a guest I want to see is on, then FF to that point, and he STILL manages to ruin it.<p>Hard to imagine a Worse Host.<p>But then you say "Fallon"....<p>Okay, so it is not that hard after all.<p>And now, God Help Us, we have BOTH.

  • May 12, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Late Night Television 1950 - 2009

    by skoobyx

    Maybe Chevy Chase can come out of retirement...

  • May 12, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST


    by harper54

    JF laughs like a gitty little girl. SUch a tool!

  • May 13, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    For The Record I Do Like Conan Though...

    by skoobyx

    The best guy on late night but moving him into The Tonight Show will ruin him and everyone around him.

  • May 13, 2008, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Letterman is as stale as month old bread

    by Prossor

  • May 13, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Hope he doesn't talk as fast with guests as he just did with Con

    by BrokenHeath

    I can understand him being nervous though. Someone needed to shoot him with a tranquilizer dart. I have watched Letterman for years and years but seriously he needs to retire. Asking guests where they grew up and what they're going to do during the summer is oh so lame. He can't be bothered to read background on each guest and has a big star and couldn't give two shits about them and after 5 minutes doesn't ask most back for another segment because he doesn't have any conversation points.

  • May 13, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST

    When Conan began on Late Night

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    He was unfunny and a terrible interviewer - but he tried to improve and did. If Fallon tries hard to improve as he goes on, he'll be fine too.

  • May 13, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Who will CBS get to replace Dave?

    by Napoleon Park

    Ferguson has said he doesn't want it - and he couldn't get it if he did.

  • May 13, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Conan's first month

    by Napoleon Park

    was the most painful and exciting live television of all time. He was sure he's fail and hated himself for taking the job - it was awesome. THAT should be on DVD. His first musical guest ever was Radiohead singing "Creep" - brilliant!

  • May 13, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Germany got Oliver Pocher, you got Jimmy Fallon.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Why are we the only one who should suffer from bad late night?<br> At least Conan O'Brien is still doing his job!

  • May 13, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    lets all not laugh together

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • May 13, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    bring in arsenio hall

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    at least he wa a good interviewer, jimmy kimmel sucks at that, and falon will just blush and giggle and i will be bored.

  • May 13, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    It's Official!! NBC Confirms GOD IS DEAD.

    by Abin Sur

    Somewhere, Rob Schneider is polishing up his resume...

  • May 13, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    This will be a horrifying disaster

    by Mr Incredible

    Dave sucks, Kimmel is barely floating, Ferguson is...Ferguson, Leno is leaving, and Conan will be watered down by the timeslot. They would be better off going back to showing late night reruns of old TV shows than this crap.

  • May 13, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    I Dislike Fallon Just As Much As The Next Guy, But...

    by That 70s Venom

    damn... you guys are fuckin mean, lol.

  • May 13, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I have faith...

    by andrew coleman

    Not in Fallon cause he is not funny but I mean everyone else. I actually don't think Conan will change his style I think it will basically be the same because that is what got him where he is. With Conan moving up means more audience for Furguson which is sweet. Fallon won't do much I have a feeling and Letterman will stay for like two or three more years just to stay and show he out lasted Leno. I still have faith I like late night and I will watch Conan an hour earlier.

  • May 13, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    As successful as the CHEVY CHASE SHOW

    by Jeditemple

    I give Fallon 30 days...tops.

  • May 13, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Fuck Letterman - his staff stole one of my bits when I was an in

    by pottymouth3000

    used to peddle this family circus parody around the office - just for shits and giggles. Two weeks after I was gone it was on the air - worse, they fucked it up and it sucked. Did it for a week and now it's dead. They should just hire Jay Mohr and get it over with!

  • May 13, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    just like giving Chevy Chase a talk show

    by Faust_8

    ..oh wait a minute someone beat me to that one

  • May 13, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    we need alec baldwin

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    he would make a good host

  • May 13, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    or just bring back spaceghost!!

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • May 13, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I can't get into Craig Ferguson at all...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...and I use a LOT of lube. Seriously, though, I've tried to watch Ferguson and I just can't get into it. Has he got a following?

  • May 13, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    NBC loves to make bad decisions

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Suck it Zucker and Silverman! "You know what would be great? More American Gladiators and the unfunny giggly guy from SNL!" That would be a great contemporary Bad Idea Jeans commercial!

  • May 14, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Carson Daly has fans?

    by hamster factor


  • May 14, 2008, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Awful, awful decision.

    by fastcars

    So many funny talented people out there, and NBC chooses JIMMY FALLON? If I actually still watched late night talk shows, I'd be sad and angry.