‘This Week’ Replacements Line Up; Stephanopoulos ‘Getting Jay Leno’d?’

By kevin Comment

stephtw_12-10.jpgPage Six hears that a few established newsers are competing for George Stephanopoulos’s spot on “This Week” should he leave once he starts his “Good Morning America” run: “ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper is vying with ‘Nightline’ co-anchor Terry Moran amid rumors an approach may be made to ‘Washington Week in Review’s’ Gwen Ifill.”

For now, as TVNewser reported, Stephanopoulos will continue to host his Sunday public affairs show, even though he’s accepted the ‘GMA’ offer.

Politico’s Michael Calderone spoke to one of Stephanopoulos’ old pals, James Carville, about the move:

While Carville doesn’t doubt Stephanopoulos will be successful on “GMA,” he noted that his friend had “a good life on Sunday morning” and will be letting go of a strong political journalism franchise in Washington.

“I teased him, ‘You might be getting Jay Leno’d here,'” Carville recalled. “You’re doing fine and then someone comes up with this brilliant idea.”

Tapper, Ifill, and Moran were some of the top vote-getters in our recent “This Week” poll. Graph after the jump.