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CNN Wants to Snag Jay Leno After 'The Tonight Show'

Longtime late night host Jay Leno is embarking on the homestretch of his NBC contract, and he's already being courted by several outlets including CNN. According to THR, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker met with Leno in Burbank recently to discuss a possible late-night or primetime show, but Leno is apparently not entertaining any serious offers until his run with NBC officially ends on February 6th. CNN would be an interesting move for Leno, especially considering Zucker's status as former President and CEO of NBC. Zucker unveiled plans for a late-night comedy push at CNN last year, so Leno might be his ticket to making the news [...]

Jeff Zucker Wants to Make His Own 'Daily Show' for CNN

Ousted NBC President Jeff Zucker was named the President of CNN Worldwide last month, and today, news comes in that Zucker is trying to develop a late night comedy show a la The Daily Show for CNN. The NY Daily News reports that Zucker is talking to talent agents who represent "smart, funny comics like Jon Stewart" for a possible "late night comedy." Any speculation on who would make a good late night host for CNN? Or for who they're gonna pick, which will be an entirely different thing than who would be good for the job? This won't be the all-news network's first attempt at a late [...]

Comedians Use Twitter to Piss on Zucker's Grave

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Jeff Zucker's firing took place in slo-mo over a Bach fugue, while Conan was getting his kid christened.less than a minute ago via webRob KutnerApocalypseHow

Have you heard? NBC's Jeff Zucker, the man responsible for Joey and the Conan debacle, is getting the boot when this Cablevision/NBC deal goes through. Ding, dong the witch is dead! So, of course, all sorts of people took to Twitter today to give him [...]