VIDEO: TONIGHT SHOW Announcement Coming? Fallon & Leno Hint New Host in Promo
The rumors of Jimmy Fallon taking over Jay Leno's perch a top the TONIGHT SHOW empire never seem to end. And so, neither do the parodies. In the latest, courtesy of LATE NIGHT, check out Leno and Fallon begin address the most recent speculation as to who will be taking over hosting duties! The screen fades to black - which hints that maybe the announcement will be coming on tonight's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON. BWW TV will keep you updated!
Recently, two "high-level industry sources" told The Hollywood Reporter that the peacock network will be making an official announcement in May that the 2013-14 television season will be the last for Leno. According to the report, Jimmy Fallon will take over as host of THE TONIGHT SHOW in the 11:35 p.m. slot beginning with "a soft launch during the summer of 2014 before a formal fall kickoff."
Though Leno remains competitve in the ratings, Jimmy Kimmel has been beating him in the all-important 18-49 demographic. "Kimmel has done extremely well," says a network source, adding, "Jay wins overall, but on any given night, it's neck-and-neck in 18-49. I understand where they might have fear and also feel that they own the solution [in Fallon.]"