NBC chief of late night programming, Rick Ludwin, has confirmed that the inconsistently amusing leprechaun Jimmy Fallon is at the top of the shortlist to replace Conan O’Brien on Late Night when O’Brien makes the long-awaited move into Jay Leno’s finally vacated seat on The Tonight Show in 2009. So now we know what we’ll be doing at 12:35 weekday mornings in 2009. Sleeping. (Source)
While NBC has not done a pilot or any run-throughs with Fallon, Ludwin seems confident he has seen enough of Fallon’s talents from his SNL stint, which included hosting the “Weekend Update” segment. Fallon also served as a guest host for David Letterman’s Late Show on CBS in 2003.