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    Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...f9efbc66?imw=Y

    By Nellie Andreeva and Kimberly Nordyke

    April 24, 2008
    UPDATED 6:16 p.m PT April 24, 2008

    After months of speculation, Jimmy Fallon has sealed a deal to succeed "Late Night" host Conan O'Brien on NBC in 2009, sources said.

    O'Brien, whose show airs at 12:35 a.m., is moving into the 11:35 p.m. slot next year after "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno's retirement, which was announced in 2004.

    NBC is expected to make the announcement May 12 during its upfront event in New York.

    The deal gives Fallon and "Late Night" executive producer Lorne Michaels enough time to assemble a team and prepare for Fallon's takeover after O'Brien's departure, expected in January.

    It is not clear whether "Late Night" with Fallon will stay at Studio 6A at New York's 30 Rock, but it is probable as O'Brien will be moving to the new "Tonight Show" home at Universal Studios' Stage One.

    NBC declined comment Thursday.

    Fallon's new gig as "Late Night" host stems from a development deal he inked with NBC in early 2007.

    The move further cements NBC's late-night transition that also is making Leno a highly sought-after free agent, with ABC and Fox reportedly already circling the top-rated late-night host. Meanwhile, NBC Universal is trying to keep him in the company fold with a new show.

    For the second time, "Saturday Night Live" chief Michaels -- whose company Broadway Video co-produces "Late Night" with Universal Media Studios -- has gone with an "SNL" alum to front the late-night talker. In 1993, Michaels tapped former "SNL" writer O'Brien as the inaugural host.

    Fallon has more onscreen experience, having co-starred on "SNL" and co-hosted its "Weekend Update" segment. He also toplined several features, including the comedies "Fever Pitch" and "Taxi."

    Additionally, Fallon, repped by CAA and Management 360, served as a guest host for CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" in 2003.
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    This just in: NBC to cancel "Late Night" in March, 2009.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    What a horrible choice, but then Conan on the Tonight Show is also going to be a disaster
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Fallon's a hack. I have no idea how he ever got a gig on SNL.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Maybe there going in a different direction, you know, away from "funny."
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Maybe there going in a different direction, you know, away from "funny."

    Yeah, I guess "painfully lame" is the new "funny".
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    I liked his performance in Fever Pitch, but I don't think he'll be able to translate well to late night tv.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    It was physically painful to have to watch him do the Weekend Update on SNL
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    At least the new job will keep Jimmy from doing comedy.
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    He will undoubtedly suck. Here's the thing though: He's going up against someone who sucks just as hard as he does: Craig Ferguson.

    It'll be one big suck-fest all around.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    He will undoubtedly suck. Here's the thing though: He's going up against someone who sucks just as hard as he does: Craig Ferguson.

    It'll be one big suck-fest all around.
    Bring back Kilborn! I wonder if there is any chance of Craiggers taking over for Letterman when he retires?

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    I liked his performance in Fever Pitch, but I don't think he'll be able to translate well to late night tv.
    He and the Farrelly brothers ruined that movie for me. I liked it much better with Colin Firth following Arsenal (like the book). Of course it is fun to annoy Red Sox fans by bringing up Jimmy Fallon. Their first World Series in all those years and the triumphant moment is marred by a love a Jimmy Fallon love scene.

    I think Fallon's problem will be that he won't be able to make it through a segment without laughing at his own jokes. I have a feeling there's more truth to his stoner character than the public knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Bring back Kilborn! I wonder if there is any chance of Craiggers taking over for Letterman when he retires?
    Letterman will never retire. He'll do that show until the day he dies, at which point he'll be replaced with a Letterman Automatron Robot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    He'll do that show until the day he dies, at which point he'll be replaced with a Letterman Automatron Robot.
    I thought that already happened in 1989...
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Love Fallon, but then again I'm easily amused...
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