“While the network has yet to complete a deal, it has made a commitment to Jimmy Fallon, the current host of its “Late Night” program, to have him succeed Jay Leno as the next host of “Tonight,’’ according to several senior television executives involved in the decision. The show would move from Burbank, Calif., back to New York, where it first started in 1954 with Steve Allen as host.” Read More Here.
“Most broadcast networks have seen generally lower viewership for the first two weeks of the season. Also, the average age of network viewers has gotten older.” Read More Here.
“All last week, Lorne Michaels, the creator and longtime executive producer of “Saturday Night Live” was working the phone trying to nail down a visit to the show from either of this year’s presidential candidates. By late Friday, it looked like it wouldn’t happen, at least for this last week.” Read More Here.
“You shouldn’t have to be an aging woman to write copy that appeals to women (or men) over 40, but it sure seems to help. Over the last three decades, Nora Ephron — who died last month at 71 — wrote screenplays that became iconic representations of Boomer life, and in so doing made many billions of dollars for the film studios that hired her. Given this nearly unmatched record of success, you might think that media companies would have begun hiring older women for all kinds of jobs, from writing more screenplays to communicating more directly with the many viewers who value an older person’s experience and humor.” Read More Here.
Has NBC lost it’s mind? We think the comment posted by a reader on the original article is spot on;
“My husband and I think it is ridiculous to cancel a show that appeals to the age group with the most disposable income. It also makes no sense to cancel a show that is NBC’s second most watched drama! What the heck is wrong with NBC’s decision makers!” Read More Here.