NBC is grooming Howard Stern to host a late-night TV show that would replace Jimmy Fallon's when Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno when he retires after the 2013-14, according to the New York Post.

Of course, no one has actually announced any of this. But that's just a small detail and really shouldn't stop anyone from saying it's going to happen.

Stern has spent years proclaiming he's ready for his own network show. His stint on "America's Got Talent," -- one of the most popular family shows on TV -- has supposedly shown he can act like a grown-up and play nice with others, if the money's right.

According to a source close to Stern, NBC may finally be convinced. Giving Stern the "Late Night" gig would reverse NBC's trend of trying out young, upstart comedians in that time slot, dating back to David Letterman in 1982, followed by Conan O'Brien in 1993 and Fallon in 2009.

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