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NBC boss isn't worried about Letterman successor

NEW YORK (AP) - With Jimmy Fallon doing so well as "Tonight" show host, NBC's boss expresses no fear about who will replace David Letterman on CBS.

NBC CEO Steve Burke said Monday he doesn't believe Tina Fey or Jay Leno will be in the running to replace Letterman. He said Fey seems happy making movies and has a production deal to make shows for NBC. NBC is still talking with Leno about a deal to make specials.

Letterman announced last week that he's retiring sometime next year.

Burke said Fallon's ratings since replacing Leno in February have surpassed NBC's expectations. No matter who replaces Letterman, Burke said he believes Fallon will still be the best in late-night TV.

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dunhill24k April 08 2014 at 12:24 AM

Fallon has made the tonight show a classless show, One night I tuned it off never going back,All he is is a cheap high percentage jokes.

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rude April 08 2014 at 9:34 AM

PLEASE! No more SNL alums hosting late night talk shows. If I want that brand of humor I'll have lunch with my 10th grader in the school cafeteria.

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blkvending April 08 2014 at 9:38 AM

No not her!!!!

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mattie2310 April 08 2014 at 9:55 AM

If not Jay, then should be the one that comes on after Dave, just like they did for Fallen. And ABOVE all, NOT Tina Fey or any one like that from SNL. Good Lord, don't we have enough garbage on TV as it is. I'm sooo sick of "All" these reality shows too! CBS, NBC and ABC, used to have good shows on, took most all off and replaced with juck like that. and that goes the same for cable too. GARGABE!

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sd69plan April 08 2014 at 9:50 AM

Are they just floating that idea to see if it sticks? It would be nice to have someone funny, as the last year's of Lettermen, he lost his touch. Tina will not help my viewing late night.

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stevebakerguitar April 08 2014 at 12:32 AM

From what I understand David Owns the show. It would be his choise.... He owns several shows, two broke girls, how i met your mother, sponge bob, World Wide Pants inc..... He's one of the elete in the corprate world....

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moyha April 08 2014 at 11:17 AM


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i12cae April 08 2014 at 4:23 AM

Craig Ferguson, Rickie Gervais, Billy Crystal.
Fey and Fallon never found them funny or entertaining at all.
Letterman is big shoes to fill, good luck with that.

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June i12cae April 08 2014 at 5:44 AM

Ya know...Billy Crystal would be perfect to fill Letterman's shoes.... In my opinion.... That would be some show. LOL

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Fred April 08 2014 at 10:22 AM

Who's tina fey

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you hippie April 08 2014 at 2:21 AM

Late night TV morphs into Saturday Night Live. I'm out of here.

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