Longtime Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren took to her Gretawire blog — the same one on which she attempted to sully Louis C.K.’s reputation, calling him sexist (among other things) — has, once again, foisted herself upon the comedy world. This time, it was to announce that Fox should hire Jay Leno immediately after his final Tonight Show on Feb. 6. In all-blue italics (because how else would a respected newswoman get the attention of her audience?), she writes, in part:
I just read that Jay Leno’s last night on THE TONIGHT SHOW is February 6, 2014. I have not followed the story about Leno and NBC very closely but I decided to dig a bit deeper when I saw the February 6th date.And guess what? Leno is winning his timeslot (see below)…..so…in NBC’s ‘great wisdom’ they are upsetting the apple cart and forcing him to go. They have a known winner and are ‘rolling the dice.’ If I were a shareholder, I would wonder about that one. Why fire the winner? Go figure…in any event, I think Fox Broadcast should sign him up and compete against his old network.
To be clear, Van Susteren means Fox — not Fox News Channel — just in case any of you thought her pitch was to turn Leno into a loud-mouthed, ultra conservative. And to Van Susteren, I say this: Don’t you worry about Leno. He’ll be just fine. NBC has already said they want to continue working with him in some capacity. Plus, the option to return as host of The Tonight Show is always there (see Conan O’Brien).
If, for some reason, dear Laughspinners, you don’t know already, Jimmy Fallon is set to take over The Tonight Show as it simultaneously moves production to New York. Saturday Night Live head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers will replace Fallon as host of Late Night. Also, Carson Daly still has his own show on NBC.