It’s Official, NBC Announces Jimmy Fallon Taking Over ‘Tonight Show’ in 2014

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Well there you have it. After weeks of rumors…Jimmy Fallon will take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in spring 2014 after 22 years according to Deadline. Leno congratulated Jimmy, “Congratulations Jimmy.  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.” Jimmy added,  “I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.”

Jay Leno, longtime host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” announced today that he will wrap up what will be 22 years of headlining the iconic late-night show in Spring 2014.  NBC also announced today that Jimmy Fallon, now host of NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” will transition into new hosting duties on “The Tonight Show” franchise after Leno concludes his successful run.

As part of the transition, “The Tonight Show” will be returning to its original home in 30 Rock in New York and will be executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Lorne Michaels (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”).

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