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NBC ‘Scared’ To Let Go Of Jay Leno For Jimmy Fallon

Wed, March 6, 2013 9:28pm EDT by Russ Weakland 6 Comments
Jimmy Fallon Replacing Jay Leno
Courtesy of NBC

With talk of Jay Leno being replaced on ‘The Tonight Show’ by fellow NBC late night host Jimmy Fallon at a fever pitch, EXCLUSIVELY has learned why NBC is actually ‘scared’ to pull off the move!

After industry sources told The Hollywood Reporter that NBC was eyeing to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon in the coveted 11:35 PM time slot in 2014, has learned that a move of this magnitude may actually not take place. You may be surprised with the reason why!

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“Talk has been made of a change from Jay to Jimmy, but not as serious as it’s been believed and hyped in the media because NBC is scared if they do it, they think that Jay would go elsewhere. So the announcement of a change is not imminent and they are more prone on signing Jay to another contract” a source told EXCLUSIVELY.

Jay, who is signed with NBC through 2014, may keep his job because, as another source told, he has other outlets if a change occurs. We were told, “Jay Leno would be pursued immediately if he left NBC and a contract would be given to him from FOX. All he would have to do is say ‘Yes’ because Fox would be extremely interested.”

So what do you think of the potential late night shakeup, HollywoodLifers? It seems like it would be more drama then needed. Just ask Conan O’Brien!

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So HollywoodLifers, should Jay be replaced by Jimmy? Sound off below!

Russ Weakland

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