Howard Stern To Replace Jimmy Fallon On 'Late Night'?
March 7th, 2013 12:08pm EST
The late-night talk show rumor mill has been busy lately as speculation regarding Jay Leno’s future at NBC heats up.
Citing anonymous sources, the New York Post and other media outlets have reported that NBC may be planning to replace Leno with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
RumorFix has not independently confirmed the impending late night shakeup. However, if Fallon were to take over The Tonight Show, that would leave a huge void in the 12:35am time slot.
The Post is now reporting on Fallon’s possible replacement! This time, the paper’s TV critic, Linda Stasi, cites sources close to Howard Stern that the America’s Got Talent judge and self-proclaimed king of all media is being groomed by NBC to take over Fallon’s spot by 2014.
If the report is true, the timing could work out perfect for Stern who is due to sunset his contract with Sirius XM Radio around the same time.
The Peacock Network is apparently very happy with Stern’s performance on AGT and, likewise, Stern has expressed his enjoyment of doing television. A late night move would also mean no more early morning wake up calls for the shock jock.
RumorFix is fascinated by the idea Howard Stern doing late night TV, but a deal like is this is going to require millions of dollars and a lot of time to put together meaning that, for now, speculation on replacements for Jay or Jimmy are STILL A RUMOR.
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