About two weeks ago rumors started flying around the internet about a new replacement for Conan O'Brien over at NBC thanks to his very dismal numbers since his transition to The Tonight Show (it has lost 52 percent of its viewership since big red took over and the November ratings will be the show's lowest in 15 years).
The first big rumor we heard from our sources over at NBC Universal’s lot then was that NBC has their eyes on replacing him with none other than Jerry Seinfeld, who is on everyone’s wish list.
But as of several days ago we heard from a couple of other sources that NBC is already making plans for someone else if Seinfeld doesn’t agree to terms with the network- and it’s a long shot that he won’t agree because NBC loves Seinfeld and they want him bad. But just in case he doesn’t work out there is talks for someone else who can make just as big of a splash.
Who are the executives TALKING about trying to get? We hear it’s none other than comedian Chris Rock.
Here’s why that makes sense to us; Word has been out there for several years that Chris Rock has had thoughts about getting back into television since his days at HBO with the Chris Rock Show, and since Everybody Hates Chris is now over, Rock doesn’t have a TV vehicle on the air. Personally, it’s a stretch to see him doing this as it’s a grueling schedule, but it would not be too farfetched for Rock to do so.
Now we are not going to get too excited about this because we doubt Seinfeld will pass up the opportunity, but it would be great to see Rock in that famed seat, wouldn’t it? What do you think?
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