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Heeeere's Jimmy!

Fallon The hot story in Hollywood Monday is that NBC is courting Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon to replace Conan O'Brien when he moves from his late late show to replace Jay Leno on Tonight in 2009. Fallon already has a development deal with NBC, and SNL producer Lorne Michaels is a part owner of Late Night. So many of the financial pieces are already in place. Here's a story from the trade journal Broadcasting & Cable.

O'Brien's scheduled move is starting to look like it will set off the show-biz equivalent of a nuclear chain reaction, with the potential casualties ranging from ABC's Nightline to David Letterman. Leno isn't ready to retire, and if NBC can't figure out a way to placate him, he might jump to ABC or Fox to start a new late-night show. ABC, which nearly dumped Nightline five years ago when it thought it had a shot at signing Letterman, may pull the trigger this time. And what happens to Letterman, already a distant second to Leno, when he's got two late-night competitors instead of one? Stay tuned.

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Lance

Conan is the best of the lot, so I'm pleased for him.

But Fallon? Talk about failing upwards.

Lesley

Ick, Jimmy Fallon is so NOT funny and so passe!

Henry Aquino

Jimmy is a great comedian and writer, but he's actually very shy with one on ones interview. Just look at his past interviews with Jay and O'Brian

George

When Conan moves to the tonight show is he gonna be moving to LA or just stick around in NY? I really dont want him to go to the west coast and get a tan cause that could end the ever so funny series of PALE FORCE.

Elizabeth

Dull, boring, bland, unattractive, HUMORLESS Conan O'Brien to host The Tonight Show?!? I'm still trying to figure
out why on earth he was plucked from obscurity with zero on-camera experience, wit or charm to host Late Night! Paar, Allen
and Carson must be rolling over in their graves. Now THERE was talent!

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