Posted: Dec 18, 2012
Reportedly, the host of The Tonight Show is rumored to not return as host after his contract is up in 2014. Unnamed NBC executives are said to have begun talks to replace Jay with – get this! – Jimmy Fallon, current host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The SNL alum originally took over for Conan O’Brien after Conan was the first to oust Jay from his Tonight Show seat in 2009. But we all remember what happened next…
After seven months, Conan was fired and Jay reclaimed his hosting gig on The Tonight Show. Since then, ratings have remained strong for Jay, but could Fallon really be taking over?
During an interview with Piers Morgan earlier this year, he gave his thoughts.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from…Conan,” Jimmy said, “it’s that hosting [The Tonight Show] is a one-way ticket to not hosting The Tonight Show.”
No official word on what will happen in 2014.