Report says 2013-2014 season will be Leno’s last with the network
Jay Leno is one foot out the door at NBC, as executives have already decided that this would be his last season with the network. A replacement for him has already been found, reports online cited by AceShowbiz claim.“NBC will announce in May that the 2013-2014 television season will be the last for the veteran host as the network is said to be eyeing younger comedian Jimmy Fallon to take over the spot currently vacated by Leno, planning a soft launch in the summer of 2014 before a formal kick-off in the fall,” the e-zine writes.
As rumors would have it, Leno is losing ground in the ratings war and also failing to connect to a younger segment of the audience. Obviously, Fallon would be successful at that – at least at that last part.
“According to the sources, with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! attracting more and more younger audiences at the coveted 11:35 P.M. time slot, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is looking to be an apt replacement when Leno finally ends his late-night hosting stint,” AceShowbiz further says.
Contacted for comment, NBC has refused to “speculate on rumor.”