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Jimmy Fallon to Take Over Tonight Show

April 3, 2013

By Cynthia Herbert :: 12:51 PM

Fallon to take Leno's place on Tonight.NBC today will announce that Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as host of the late-night TV show The Tonight Show. In addition to the new host announcement, NBC will also announce the move of the show from its Los Angeles studio to New York City.

Rumors have been flying about this possibility for several weeks now, but a report in today’s New York Times confirms that the announcement is imminent.

Fallon will take over the host’s chair from Leno in 2014. NBC is timing the transition to occur immediately after the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which the network will be carrying. Delaying the move until after the Olympics allows the network to use those two weeks of heavy TV time as advertising for Fallon as the new host.