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03/22/2013 10:19 am ET

Jay Leno Uses Monologue To Mock NBC, 'Tonight Show' Media Coverage (VIDEO)

Jay Leno continued his streak of mocking NBC in his opening monologue on "The Tonight Show" Thursday night, this time making light of all the media buzz around his being replaced by Jimmy Fallon.

“Are you all excited about March Madness? Are you all into March Madness? People are talking about who’s in, who’s out, who’s gonna be eliminated -- and that’s just here at NBC," Leno joked. "I have never been in the paper this much. It’s fantastic.”

For more on NBC's reported plans for "The Tonight Show," check out our live blog of updates below.

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03/29/2013 10:35 AM EDT

Bill Carter Sounds Off On Late Night Wars

Bill Carter, the New York Times reporter who has covered late night TV since the '80s, stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about the Fallon/Leno rumors earlier this week. Check out the video below to see what Carter had to say, as he is joined by HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps, as well as comedian Myq Kaplan and HuffPost TV critic Maureen Ryan.

03/29/2013 10:28 AM EDT

Jay Leno Takes Shot At NBC Over Contract

Anyone who thought Jay Leno might go gentle into that good night retirement must have been fooling themselves. Leno is still taking jabs at NBC during his monologues, going so far on Wednesday as to make mention of his contract, which doesn't expire until 2014. Watch the clip above.

03/22/2013 1:03 PM EDT

Fox Wants Jay Leno

Could Jay Leno head to Fox if he is replaced by Jimmy Fallon as the "Tonight Show" host next year?

The New York Post reports that Fox affiliates are strongly in favor of giving Leno an 11 p.m. talk show if and when he exits NBC. Steve Pruett, the chairman of Fox's affiliate board, told the Post that Leno's ratings success on NBC would make him a natural choice to headline late night programming on Fox stations across the country.

Read more here.

03/22/2013 12:55 PM EDT

Seth Meyers To Replace Jimmy Fallon?

As if there haven't been enough rumors flying this week about the possible replacement of Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon, Page Six reports on a replacement for Fallon on "Late Night": Current "Saturday Night Live" head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers.

According to their unnamed source, "Lorne Michaels wants Seth to take over from Fallon. It would be perfect for him. Tina Fey’s name had also come up, but she has said she was too busy to do it.”

Read the full story here

03/22/2013 12:32 PM EDT

Time Discuses 'Jaypocalypse 2'

@ TIME :

NBC to replace Leno with Fallon. What could possibly go wrong? | http://t.co/iAvHHPJdag (via @TIMECulture)

03/22/2013 12:30 PM EDT

Jay Leno Being Courted By Fox Affiliates: Report

Could Jay Leno head to Fox if he is replaced by Jimmy Fallon as the "Tonight Show" host next year?

The New York Post reports that Fox affiliates are strongly in favor of giving Leno an 11 p.m. talk show if and when he exits NBC. Steve Pruett, the chairman of Fox's affiliate board, told the Post that Leno's ratings success on NBC would make him a natural choice to headline late night programming on Fox stations across the country.

However, convincing the Fox network to sign Leno may be a tougher sell than convincing the affiliates. While nothing is confirmed yet, NBC's reported plan to move Leno aside in favor of Fallon is based on the projected value of Fallon's ability to attract a younger audience for years to come. Similarly, Fox attracts a younger viewership, and signing the 62-year-old Leno could be risky, despite his history of strong ratings ("The Jay Leno Show" notwithstanding).

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03/22/2013 12:28 PM EDT

NMA.tv Gives Leno, Fallon The Taiwanese Animation Treatment

Of course this was bound to happen:

03/22/2013 11:02 AM EDT

Fallon Jokes About The LAST Time Someone Tried To Replace Jay Leno

From last night's opening monologue on "Late Night":

@ rossluippold :

"Last time the Heat lost, Conan O'Brien was the host of the Tonight Show" -@jimmyfallon

03/22/2013 11:01 AM EDT

Jay Leno Mocks 'Tonight Show' Media Buzz In Opening Monologue

“Are you all excited about March Madness? Are you all into March Madness? People are talking about who’s in, who’s out, who’s gonna be eliminated -- and that’s just here at NBC," Leno joked. "I have never been in the paper this much. It’s fantastic.”

03/22/2013 8:27 AM EDT

New York REALLY Wants 'The Tonight Show' Back

If New York isn't trying hard to lure "The Tonight Show" back to Manhattan, it's doing a pretty good impression.

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