Two high-level industry sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that NBC is preparing to retire Jay Leno and move Jimmy Fallon into the coveted late-night spot.
NBC is denying the claims, but sources say the network is planning a May announcement that the 2013-14 television season will be the last for Mr. Leno.
Mr. Fallon is speculated to move to the 11:35 time slot in order to attract younger viewers.
ABC moved younger comedian Jimmy Kimmel to the late-night spot in January.
"The more time Jimmy Kimmel is in that slot, the more the young audience goes that way, the harder it is for Jimmy [Fallon] to keep that audience," a source told The Hollywood Reporter.
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Politics, economics, and business from a real world perspective.
Consummate traveler Todd DeFeo explores the unique stories that make destinations worth going to.
It's a big world to play in, and learn from. Join us as we travel the boundaries and beyond.
The Red Thread is written for that special tribe: adoptive families and those who hope to be.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention