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Jimmy Fallon To Replace Jay Leno as 'Tonight Show' Host!

Jimmy Fallon To Replace Jay Leno as 'Tonight Show' Host!

Jimmy Fallon will be taking over the reigns of The Tonight Show from longtime host Jay Leno beginning in 2014, NBC has officially confirmed!

The 38-year-old comedian and late night host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will take over the 11:35 pm EST time slot from Jay in the Spring of 2014 in New York City, where his former Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels will act as executive producer.

“Congratulations Jimmy,” Jay said in a statement. “I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”

Jay Leno is an entertainment icon, making millions of people laugh every weeknight for more than 20 years,” NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke added in a statement. “His long reign as the highest-rated late-night host is a testament to his work ethic and dedication to his viewers and to NBC.

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  • dani

    About time Jay retired. He was funny early on, but as the years have gone on he seemed to lose his joy in hosting the show.

  • AG

    Yeah, right. Maybe Jimmy can get a show on TBS, too?

  • KissThis

    This depresses me even though I love Jimmy Fallon. I don’t ever want Leno to retire from late night tv!

  • Vanee

    Here too surged a wave of generational change. Sad. :(
    I love Jimmy though.

  • siennagold

    I like Jimmy but I’m gonna miss Jay too. :(

  • nemo

    oh-uh, Jimmy, be careful… *cough*coco*cough*

  • JMHO

    Smart move, NBC.

  • jhb

    Seriously Jay? you’ll beg for your job back in no time. Like you did with Conan.

  • http://Charter rdh

    Surely there has to be a better way to make changes. These are all professional people…why was Leno made to feel as though he was being dismissed as unimportant? Regardless of how NBC felt about him at the present time, they owed him some loyalty for his many years with the network. Really sad…

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