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Midnight Snacks: 12 Late-Night Talk Shows That Didn’t Last

See the best moments from a dozen series that couldn’t hack it in the volatile late-night game

Next week, Seth Meyers will begin his run as host of NBC's The Late Show, taking over for Jimmy Fallon, who replaced Jay Leno to become host of The Tonight Show. Leno, of course, succeeded Conan O'Brien, who succeeded Jay Leno, all after Fallon was handed The Late Show from Conan. Long story short, it's a volatile business being a late-night talk-show host. For every success story like David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, there are a dozen Chevy Chases and Magic Johnsons that can't cut it. Here are 12 celebrities-turned-hosts who didn't even last two years in the cutthroat world of late night — and the best moment from their short-lived shows. By Daniel Kreps


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