That's the Kiss of Death

Last year, FTVLive told you that Billy Bush would be coming to NBC's Today Show to host the 9AM hour. 

While Bush is still moving his things to the east coast, he's already being touted as Matt Lauer's heir apparent.

Of course, you may remember the same thing being said about Josh Elliott, David Gregory, Carson Daly and Willie Geist.

So is Bush really the one? 

It is way too early to say, but it appears that Lauer approves of Bush and his joining the show. Lauer never signed off on Elliott and he didn't last long at the network.

It also seems that Lauer and Bush get along. “Matt and Billy have a tremendous relationship, so there will be no issues,” says an NBC Rep to Page Six. 

Check back in a year and see if that still stands.