Looks like we might have another late-night talk show war on the horizon. In a new interview promoting his show's move to 11:35 PM, Jimmy Kimmel slammed Jay Leno, saying that the longtime Tonight Show host "can’t stay on television forever."
"Just when you think he’s dead, he comes back," Kimmel, who has long been outspoken about his dislike for Leno, said. "The fact is that NBC is going to make a decision someday. As much as he would like it, Jay Leno can’t stay on television forever and Jimmy Fallon is the heir apparent."
Kimmel also addressed NBC's decision to move The Tonight Show to air at 11:34 PM, one minute earlier than ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live timeslot. "It tells me that they are a bit concerned. I’ll be curious to see how long that goes on. That’s a trick designed to bring up their ratings in the first month...what really matters is how you do in May and that’s when we’ll know where we stand."
Jimmy Kimmel Live makes the move from midnight to 11:35 PM on January 8th.