Jay Leno: FOX Will Offer Deal If NBC Lets Him Go

Sat, March 23, 2013 7:35pm EST by 15 Comments
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With rumors heating up that NBC is planning on replacing Jay Leno, HollywoodLife reports EXCLUSIVELY that FOX is waiting in the wings to give him a new late night show! Read on to find out the name of the show!

Reportedly, Jimmy Fallon may be replacing Jay Leno in the 11:35 PM time slot soon, but he shouldn’t worry — it looks like he won’t have to wait long to get a new job.

Jay Leno: FOX Will Offer Him A Show

A source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that “FOX is 100% going to offer Jay Leno a late night spot if NBC decides to get rid of him.” Wow — how’s that for job security?

The source also tells us that FOX is really looking forward even though Jay hasn’t officially been let go — they’re already brainstorming show names! “Some names thrown around for the show are, ‘Leno,’ ‘The Other Show with Jay Leno’ or ‘Jay’. Those are the names that have been thrown around,” the source says. Hmm, sounds like FOX is ripping off Jay’s other former replacement Conan O’Brien – his TBS late night show is simply named Conan.

Jay Leno: Will FOX’s Interest Make NBC Hang Onto Him?

But FOX shouldn’t get too ahead of themselves — as we also exclusively reported on Mar. 6, NBC is still hesitant to pull the trigger and promote Jimmy Fallon. “NBC is scared if they do it, they think that Jay would go elsewhere,” our source tells HollywoodLife. Now we’ve learned FOX is just waiting to take Jay off their hands.

Nevertheless, NBC is most concerned with competing against Jimmy Kimmel, who recently moved to the 11:30 time slot on ABC. Since the move, even less young people have been watching Jay — the percentage of young viewers watching the Tonight Show has declined by over ten percent since going head-to-head with Jimmy, according to a New York Post report. NBC will be more concerned about remedying that situation than losing Jay Leno.

What do you think of the potential late night shakeup, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!

WATCH: Jay Leno & Jimmy Fallon Joke About Replacement At 2012 Golden Globes

– Andrew Gruttadaro, Reporting by Russ Weakland

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charlie king

Posted at 3:01 PM on February 22, 2014  

How about Leno say three nights a week.I am 85 years old and his show is great I believe he pleases all age groups

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Posted at 4:42 AM on February 1, 2014  

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John Defauw

Posted at 4:16 PM on January 25, 2014  

Where Jay goes that is where my dial turns.

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Steven

Posted at 1:03 AM on January 19, 2014  

I’m following Jay to wherever he goes. I find him very funny.

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Charles Morgan

Posted at 6:05 PM on February 9, 2014  

I agree with you, I loved the Johnny Carson show and the Jay Leno Show. Jay will even do a
better show on Fox. Just remember “I told you so”

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Leno fan

Posted at 7:20 PM on March 31, 2013  

Hey Fox, just call it “Leno”! Nothing else works.

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nickp

Posted at 12:47 PM on March 24, 2013  

When you look at all the Tonight Show transition debacles along with the Today Show transition debacles

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Keith

Posted at 12:23 PM on March 24, 2013  

If I were Leno, I’d tell NBC: “You want Fallon at 11:35? Fine. Just tell me when my last show will be. You agree that on the day after, I become a free agent and can accept any TV offer I may get. None of this 6 month-1 year waiting period.”

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Meg

Posted at 7:17 AM on March 24, 2013  

Hahahaha NBC! Jay has choices!!

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Nick

Posted at 11:20 PM on March 23, 2013  

Your grammar is wrong in this statement: “Since the move, even less young people have been watching Jay”. It should be fewer young people….

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Yoda

Posted at 9:13 PM on March 23, 2013  

NBC’s in the same position with Leno that VW was in with the Beetle in the late ’60s – they’re still selling like hotcakes but it’s obvious the end is coming, probably sooner rather than later.

Ironic, because Jay’s extensive car collection still doesn’t include a VW Beetle, even though there were two in front of the Burbank garage where his Duesenberg model A was found.

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Ricchard Tidwell

Posted at 8:26 PM on March 23, 2013  

Enjoyed taking your survey….Thanks for asking….WOO HOO

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Terry A Johnson

Posted at 8:12 PM on March 23, 2013  

Its not just the young people that are viewing other shows. My generation is tired of his sexist comments and his not so funny sense of humor. He has never held an interesting interview even tho he gets some really good guests. Bye Leno.

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Ward Anderson

Posted at 8:54 PM on March 23, 2013  

And yet he’s still #1 in the ratings. The biggest problem is that, for all the talk of getting younger viewers, “young people” don’t really watch all that much late night talk. Leno still gets more young viewers than the other shows, even if he gets less than he used to. Guess you don’t really speak for “your generation” all to much.

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Ward Anderson

Posted at 8:55 PM on March 23, 2013  

that’s “All TOO much”. Typo. heh.

 
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