Stern To Replace Fallon? NBC ‘Grooming’ Shock Jock

Is Howard Stern being groomed to replace Jimmy Fallon?

Sources at NBC recently revealed that the shock jock could take over the late night chat show if Fallon replaces Leno. However, the network has confirmed nothing about these rumors yet.

According to the Los Angeles Times, NBC executives are starting to get their ducks in a row for when Leno decides to call it quits. If recent rumors turn out to be true, then Howard Stern will replace Jimmy Fallon when the time comes.

After his successful stint on America’s Got Talent, the network is beginning to view Stern in a different light. Beth Ostrosky Stern told The New York Post that people are starting to see her husband as something more than a shock jock.

She explained:

“We were in a hotel and all these little kids recognize him now as the judge from ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Usually it’s their dads. But now it is screaming little kids. People are now seeing him for who he really is.”

The Inquisitr reported earlier this month that Jay Leno could soon part ways with The Tonight Show. Although Leno doesn’t have a specific date set for his retirement, rumor has it NBC is looking to make some changes after the 2013-2014 season.

Should Jay Leno decide to say goodbye to the long-running NBC talk show once again, Jimmy Fallon could take over hosting duties on The Tonight Show. If this scenario plays out, then sources say Howard Stern could replace Fallon on Late Night.

Howard Stern is currently gearing up for his second season of America’s Got Talent. This season will find Mel B. stepping in for Sharon Osbourne. TMZ recently reported that Project Runway host Heidi Klum has been brought in as a fourth judge.

Are you a fan of Howard Stern? What do you think about Stern possibily replacing Jimmy Fallon on Late Night?

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