Jimmy Fallon, Stern job shake-up? Sources say NBC wants to replace 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon and bring in Howard Stern to fill Fallon's old spot. NBC denies the Leno story. If Stern was to replace Fallon, he would presumably leave his job as an 'America's Got Talent' judge.
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Stern, currently a radio personality and judge on the NBC show “America’s Got Talent,” could take the spot currently occupied by the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member if NBC relieves "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and replaces him with Fallon, according to the New York Post.
“Sources close to the radio man tell The Post that Stern, in turn, is being ‘groomed’ by NBC as the new Fallon,” the Post article read.
It’s not a sure thing that Fallon would replace Leno, either – the Hollywood Reporter stated that a source told them the network was planning to remove the longtime “Tonight Show” host in favor of Fallon, but so far, NBC is denying the story.