Check it out: wall-to-wall coverage both on TV and online; always-on competition; a transparent hourglass building in Manhattan where the reigning champs will be able to live, as long as they’re still reigning.
What do you think of this concept? Intrigued? Gonna check it out when it shows up?
Given all the craziness leading up to the official announcement, however, one has to wonder whether this particular train is crossing a bridge to greater success (especially with the younger demographic that appreciates Fallon’s new media savvy, musical skits and edgier humor), or if that particular bridge is just out.
What do you think? Is this likely to go well, or go all CoCo cray-cray?
Okay, I think this is amusing, but damned, it’s complicated Jay Leno and the man who is expected to succeed him soon, Jimmy Fallon, got together for this bit last night where they sing an amusing rewrite of the “West Side Story” chestnut “Tonight,” wondering who’ll be doing the show.
"It would be great, sure, I guess. I’d love it, but it’s not on my mind."
Jimmy Fallon, speaking recently to GQ about hosting “The Tonight Show” after Jay Leno’s contract expires next year.
Now, Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva is reporting mounting pressure for NBC to show its hand on the transition, sparked in part by pointed jokes Leno made the past couple of nights, talk of Fallon’s desire to move the show to New York when he takes over and only slightly veiled comments by “Late Show” producer Lorne Michaels.
NBC has released a quite graphic trailer of its upcoming show based on the “Red Dragon” book that kicked off the Hannibal Lecter story. In the interest of preserviing everyone’s delicate sensiibilities, I’ll post the tame stuf here and direct you to the trailer itself if you’re so disposed toward seeing what the show will be like.
“Up All Night” is supposed to be about the sleepless nights of young parents, but given all the talent shuffling, capped by today’s departure of star Christina Applegate, we’re thinking the show name is more descriptive of decision-making about its staff than any plot points.
Despite calling her time with the show “a great experience,” Applegate is gone and the show’s current execs will have to figure out whom else to plug in.