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Jimmy vs. Jay: Is Fallon's Tonight Takeover Set for Fall?

Jimmy Fallon to Replace Jay Leno on Tonight: Report

Originally posted 03/21/2013 07:15AM

Not only is NBC planning a new host for The Tonight Show, but a new home, too – though neither will be particularly unfamiliar to viewers of late night.

Despite his present high ratings, when the show's long-running host Jay Leno's contract expires in the fall of 2014, he will be succeeded by current Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, 38, reports Thursday's The New York Times.

Furthermore, according to the paper, once the shift takes place, the program will move back to New York – the original home to the show, starting in 1954, with Steve Allen, and then, Jack Paar, as host, until 1972, when Johnny Carson (who took over in 1962) moved the show west, where it has remained ever since.

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Veronica De La Cruz Expecting First Child

Veronica De La Cruz Expecting First Child

Originally posted 01/29/2013 02:00PM

The Early Today and First Look host will welcome a baby in March, she tells PEOPLE

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Who Will Present Golden Globes? Clooney, Streep, Garner & More!

George Clooney, Meryl Streep & More Announced as Golden Globe Presenters

Originally posted 01/08/2013 09:55AM

It's almost time to party!

George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Garner are among the stars who will present at the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, as Hollywood's official award season kicks off at the Beverly Hilton.

The trio will also be joined as presenters by Smash's Debra Messing, according to a Tweet from the Today show, whose network, NBC, is airing the Globes.

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Who Are the Winners and Losers of Olympic TV Coverage? | Kate Middleton, Ryan Seacrest

Summer Olympics 2012

Olympic TV Coverage: The Winners and Losers

Originally posted 08/06/2012 02:00PM

The XXX Olympiad, also known as NBC's Summer Televisiad, is now halfway to its Aug. 12 conclusion. Apart from the athletes, who and what are the winners and losers?

Winner: director Danny Boyle

I wasn't wild about his attempt to wed British pop whimsy to stadium-sized spectacle in the grand opening night – the only resonant image for me was that giant sleeping baby – but millions certainly loved it, and the ratings were the best ever for the ceremony. If it inspires bigger artistic risks in future Olympics openings, it will have been worth it. The next time a U.S. city plays host, someone please recruit Quentin Tarantino.

Loser: Ryan Seacrest

Viewers are used to the fact that the American Idol host has the determination of a gold medalist to build and burnish his career. So why was his presence in NBC's coverage a faint but distinct irritant? His interviews were exactly what you expect from Seacrest, who like his role model Dick Clark is scrupulously inoffensive. Maybe it's that an interview with Michael Phelps shouldn't feel tonally identical to one with Jennifer Lopez.

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