Since Glenn Beck announced that his Jesus-freaked television program would end this year, some of the nation's top media experts have been speculating: Did Fox News let him go because of dwindling ratings, despite his approximate viewership of two million? Will he find a new home on satellite radio? And perhaps most important to the Couch Potato Nation, who will take over his half-hour slot?
Crazymakers like Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin may seem like obvious shoo-ins. But, before Roger Ailes starts drafting up proposals, he should peep Jon Stewart's dead-on impression of GB.
The Tonight Show doesn't take many chances, which is why it maintains such a folksy appeal and holds the top spot in late-night ratings. But even Middle America craves a cuckoo bird on the small screen every now and then, or perhaps all the time. (See above.)