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NBC Chairman Calls Jimmy Fallon/Tonight Show Talk "Premature"

While speaking to journalists at the Television Critics Association's Press Tour this weekend, NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt addressed rumors that the network is planning to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show in 2014. "All of those conversations are a little bit premature," Greenblatt was quoted as saying. He explained, "We just extended Jay and it would be disingenuous to extend him and talk about a succession plan." The contract extension Greenblatt is referring to is NBC's move this past September to extend Leno's contract through May 2014 along with a 50% pay cut. Greenblatt's statements come hot on the heels of [...]

NBC Chairman: "I'm Hopeful for 'Parks & Rec' and 'Community' But Anything Can Happen"

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt talked about the future of two of the network's most-beloved but Nielsen-challenged shows at the Television Critics Association's Press Tour this weekend, being quoted as saying, "I'm hopeful for Parks & Rec – and Community – but anything can happen between now and May." It's good that Greenblatt says he's hopeful for the show's futures but bad that he backpedals out of that statement immediately. We'll see what happens between now and May, when NBC will have to make the decision about picking up the two comedies for another season.

With NBC only ordering a 13-episode half-season of Community this year, pushing the [...]