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Jimmy Fallon for Late Night Laughs

Jimmy Fallon for Late Night Laughs

Rumors had been flying since last July that Jimmy Fallon was a front runner to take over Conan O’Brien‘s ‘Late Night,’ and now according to reports, the deal is sealed.

NBC will reportedly make the formal announcement about Jimmy around May 11 or 12, when the network presents the fall 2008 schedule to advertisers here in New York, sources tell Fox News.

Last December, Jimmy, 33, married movie producer Nancy Juvonen in the Caribbean.

Conan O’Brien will be taking over for Jay Leno, who will leave the “Tonight” show in May 2009 as part of a forced retirement.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon?

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  • Ceci

    He will bring it up…

  • Grace

    That will be so awesome! Love Jimmy!

  • Matty

    Just when you thought late-night TV couldn’t get any more boring…

  • Maria (Shorty)

    Love Jimmy! It was be a great show.

  • ScolaMa77

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  • kris

    Yup! He’s a funny guy!

  • accidentalsexiness.wordpress.c

    I love Jimmy Fallon! They should take that shitty movie he did with the fab Queen Latifa and burn it……..burn the negatives!

    He will do well on the show.

  • Rae

    I love Jay but I hate Conan and Jimmy.

  • ac

    Sounds very promising!

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    leno rocks – conan rocks.

    i’ll just watch conan then go to sleep, or switch to kimmel. fallon’s not funny. there’s nothing funny about someone acting like a doof over and over again.

  • michelle

    Whoa. When I first saw that picture of him, I thought it was Ed Westwick (Chuck) from Gossip Girl. Haha.

  • Karen

    Heck yes I’ll watch!

  • rolling eyes

    IM GONNA MISS JAY LENO!!! He was the best at it for our generation just like Carson was for his.

    Its Letterman that needs forced retirement

  • Maureen

    He’ll be great if he can keep a straight face. He’s so young and funny he bring the right demographic to late night!

  • Nando

    No, I won’t watch Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    for years people will be forced to see him play the same character he did in taxi, since he plays that character in everything he does.

  • truvy

    NBC must have the American people. SNL isn’t funny and neither is the cast. Boo…

  • liz

    yes I’ll watch!! I love Jimmy Fallon!

  • squid

    Ugh NO!


    haha he is so funny im so excited!


  • Samantha

    I might watch Kimmy but I definitely will not watch Conan. I hate him. I love Leno.

  • ohnoz

    oh no, jimmy f is’nt funny at all. neither is jimmy kimmel. At least Conan’s still around.

  • oui

    No. I will not watch. I’ve seen him sub for other talk shows and they sucked. He’s wears thin after five, ten minutes. How many nights would anyone watch his har, har, har giggling at his self?

    Craig Ferguson must be partying now. He’ll kick his ass.

  • soupluvr

    Jimmy F sucks, Jimmy Kimmel is great…but the best buy for this job is Joel Mchale

  • Daniela

    F*CK YEAH IM GOING TO WATCH! but im going to miss leno. however, conan ROCKS. so its all good.

  • Stace

    Worst choice ever. Why pick a dumbo guy who can’t talk instead of oh so many women who can?

  • jericho’s girl

    Why the hell would anyone want jimmy fallon to take over for conan o brien??? first of all, i saw this guy on saturday night live and he is NOT funny at all!!!! He is sooo boring .that show will get canned!!

  • Johnny Besugo


    I’m from Portugal so I’m really not familiarized with Jimmy Fallon’s career and/or work, except now his “late night” show is transmitted in Portugal, so I guess I can give an imparcial opinion about it and… I really don’t think the show is even remotely funny, Conan O’Brien is missed around here.

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