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How Will Seth Meyers Run ‘Late Night’?

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Talk Shows, NBC, Gossip, News,

Seth MeyersHow will Seth Meyers run things on his Late Night show when he takes over the reigns from Jimmy Fallon?

For one thing, the former Weekend Update anchor hints that he'll be putting his own mark on the talk show: "I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out. It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff."

Past co-workers and Saturday Night Live co-stars are offering up their speculations, too. "The defining thing with him is his intelligence and curiosity," SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels said.

Former Weekend Update co-anchor Amy Poehler points out that viewers can expect great interviews from Meyers: "He enjoys bringing the best out of people. Maybe it's his improv training, but he really knows how to make other people look good."

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Quote of the Day: Jimmy Fallon on His Tonight Show Future

Jimmy Fallon and Simon Baker

“The one thing I’ve learned from [Conan O’Brien and David Letterman] is hosting Late Night is a one-way ticket to not hosting .”

-NBC host admitting to the Television Critics Association that his chances of succeeding Jay Leno are not very good.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon covers Pants on the Ground

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Music, NBC, Video,

While it’s no surprise that ‘s “Pants on the Ground” has become a YouTube sensation, I doubt even the American Idol contestant could have seen this cover coming.

On last night’s broadcast of , the host - er, I mean, musician Neil Young - brought a unique twist to the catchy song.

In case you haven’t yet seen the original version, you can watch Platt - who will be appearing on The View next Monday - perform it after the jump.

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NBC’s Sinking Ship: Is Jay Leno Bailing, Too?


According to unnamed sources cited by Popeater, is none too pleased with NBC and their future plans for The Tonight Show.

The source says Jay is furious with being made to look like “the bad guy” in all the hubbub. Frankly, I don’t think he does. made it pretty clear that NBC is, in fact, “the bad guy.”

It’s not hard to believe that Leno might want to leave the network that’s so willing to shun O’Brien after giving him only seven months in his new job.

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VIDEO: David Letterman Fixes (Most) of NBC’s Problems

If the Peacock execs had listened to David Letterman, maybe they could have kept Conan O’Brien from walking way from The Tonight Show. After all, who knows more about late-night drama than the man once screwed over by NBC?

Last night, the Late Show host came up with an idea that could have made Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon happy. (Unfortunately, Dave had “no solutions” as to how to help , the man who’s like “the Pluto of talk shows.”)

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Conan O’Brien Turns Down 12:05 AM Time Slot

Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno

Somewhere Jimmy Fallon and Carson Daly are breathing a sigh of relief.

Days after NBC Universal TV chairman Jeff Gaspin formally announced NBC’s proposed programming plans, Conan O’Brien gave his formal response. The network will now have one less person to juggle in their late-night schedule.

You can read Conan’s full statement about his decision after the jump.

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The Jay Leno Show Leaving Primetime on February 12

Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno

Although the drama surrounding NBC’s late-night schedule is still ongoing, two things were finally made clear by NBC Universal TV chairman Jeff Gaspin today:

  1. The Jay Leno Show will air its final 10:00 broadcast on February 12.
  2. The network has asked Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon to adjust their start times by 30 minutes.

The decision, which was revealed at the Television Critics Assn. Press Tour, was reportedly a result of increased pressure by the local affiliates. It wasn’t a reaction to Jay Leno’s actual work.

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Jay Leno Reportedly Moving Back to 11:30

UPDATE: TMZ claims O’Brien has a choice—take the later slot or leave the network.

“Hey, Kev—what does NBC stand for? Never Believe your Contract.”

Although he’s at the center of possible new shakeup at his network, Jay Leno used the opportunity to crack a few jokes about the awkward situation tonight.

Will the The Jay Leno Show be canceled as rumored? Possibly. But there’s an entirely different scenario that seems far more likely.

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Ashlee Simpson Talks Melrose Place, Then and Now

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Gossip, Video,

appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about Melrose Place, both the original and new version. Simpson plays Violet Foster on the show, a character who quickly loses her innocence while living in the steamy sexpot inhabited by a crew of deviants.

The two talked about past plots, returning characters and not much else. Fallon, like many former Melrose watchers, is anxiously awaiting the return of . She has not been confirmed as returning to the show, but she hasn’t stepped forward to say she won’t do it, either.

premieres September 8 on The CW.

(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)

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Kiefer Sutherland Expresses Regret for Head-Butting Incident

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A regretful Kiefer Sutherland took a giant step toward clearing his name yesterday.

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night program, the 24 actor briefly addressed the head-butting incident that occurred back on May 5. Although he wasn’t able to elaborate on the circumstances, Sutherland seemed sincerely ashamed for his actions.

“Now last time I saw you, we went out to dinner and then, uh, something…what happened?” Fallon asked. “I just want to know, how close was I from being on the receiving end?”

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