As we’ve previously reported, Jimmy Fallon might be looking to fill Jay Leno’s shoes on “The Tonight Show” as its official host for the 2013-14 season. Be that as it may, but it leaves a void in the late night spot for the network. Enter Howard Stern….possibly!
Even for late night, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be tame enough for network TV. After it leaked last week that Jimmy Fallon is likely to take Jay Leno’s 11:30 p.m. time slot in 2014, new rumors are abounding as to who will take Fallon’s late-show spot. One of the rumored contenders? Shock jock Howard Stern. A source at NBC tells the New York Post that Stern is seriously being considered for the gig. Stern’s agent and NBC have so far declined to comment on the rumor.
“Page Six” reports that anything regarding Howard taking the soon-to-be open late night slot is being kept hush hush:
His agent, Don Buchwald, says he won’t comment on clients, and NBC’s new head of late night, Doug Vaughan — an old friend and former colleague — has literally gone radio-silent.
We would love it if Howard Stern had his own spot on late night television. What do you think? Hit the comments with your thoughts!
Hat tip: Scottie and Chris Z.