Now that the need to replace Conan O'Brien as the host of "Late Night" (when he leaves to finally end Jay Leno's reign of terror at "The Tonight Show") is a scant two years away, NBC seems to have realized that maybe they should begin exploring options other than Carson Daly (the Melba toast of television personalities, only not nearly as funny).
First to join the list of contenders? Jimmy Fallon. He's in talks to enter into a "holding deal" with NBC, which would lock him up with the network for any future television productions, be it a sitcom, a sketch show, or--ta-da!--a late night talk show.
Say what you will about Jimmy Fallon--that he cracked up in almost every sketch he appeared in on "Saturday Night Live", that he soiled the greatest moment any Red Sox fan will ever experience in his or her life, or Taxi--I personally feel that he would make an admirable successor to Conan O'Brien, if only for one reason:
He's not Carson Daly.
[Thanks to "Ronnie" for the tip.]