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What Should Jay Leno Do Next?

It won't be long now till there's a change of leadership in The Tonight Show chair: Conan O'Brien is scheduled to take over the show from Jay Leno in 2009. With the transition time approaching, one of the biggest questions in showbiz has become what will become of Leno, who's still on top of the late-night heap (even more so recently with David Letterman's declining ratings).

Now, the Hollywood Reporter has weighed in on the issue, proposing seven options for Leno's next career move:

  1. Leno takes over ABC's 11:30 p.m. slot.
  2. Leno starts a late-night show on Fox.
  3. Leno launches a syndicated late-night show.
  4. Leno finds some way to stay at NBC.
  5. Leno takes over for Letterman when his contract expires in 2010.
  6. Leno joins CNN in a Larry King-esque position.
  7. Leno does stand-up full time.

Their reasons that all of the various options could (or couldn't) happen are definitely worth a read, so check out the story, and then let me know: What do you think Jay Leno should do next?


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ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 7 years
idk....he should do sumthing on some tv show,. idc which one...i think he is hillarious!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
He should just disappear.
Allyace Allyace 7 years
I like Jay and will miss him when he is gone. Esp headlines. But I thought the whole point was that his wife wanted him to retire so they could travel, enjoy their freedom. So why are we speculating what he is going to do? If he wanted to stay on late night he should have just kept his CBS gig. I'm sure they would have given him anything he set, more time off, etc. I can't wait for Conan to be on earlier though...I usually can't make it that late!
wren1 wren1 7 years
I've never been a fan. I've always found him to be awkward and it makes me uncomfortable to watch.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
As long as Jay Leno finds a way to be on TV (minus going on a crappy reality show) I will watch his show. I'll miss his routines and headlines and I will definitely miss "Jay Walking."
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
I find Jay Leno really annoying and David Letterman has been acting a little creepy lately with some of his young female guests. I prefer Craig Ferguson or Jimmy Kimmel.
radarkitty radarkitty 7 years
I'm sure there is some future game show he could host. Works for Regis.
heineken67 heineken67 7 years
I think he should enjoy some time off, then maybe so a cable show about cars or something else he's passionate about.
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
Im not a big fan. Maybe he should just enjoy his time off
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
he pretty much stinks, so if i never see him again i will be okay.
luxington luxington 7 years
Ugh, that man is not funny and needs to go away.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
I like him alot, hopefully he'll take over at ABC.
jillerin457 jillerin457 7 years
Other: he should just enjoy his free time until a suitable project comes along! I like Jay, but none of the options listed seems right.
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