Shortly after NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next year, David Letterman got a phone call. But the call wasn't from Leno, Fallon or even Conan O'Brien.
"I got a call from my mom today. She says, 'Well, David, I see you...
Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon
Hours after Jimmy Fallon officially got tapped as the (eventual) successor to the Tonight Show throne, his future late-night competition had something to say about it.
Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as the host of Tonight Show next spring, NBC confirmed Wednesday.
"Congratulations Jimmy," Leno 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."
Fallon added with his own humorous sentiment: "I'm really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow."
NBC also confirmed reports that The Tonight Show will move back to its original home in New York when Fallon takes over. The Tonight Show debuted in the Big Apple with Steve Allen in 1954 before Johnny Carson moved it to Burbank, Calif., in 1972.
The question isn't if Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show. It's reportedly just a matter of when.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fallon has closed a...
Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno
Feud? What feud? While NBC is reportedly poised to replace longtime Tonight Show host Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon, there doesn't seem to be any bad blood between the pair -- a fact they made abundantly clear when they performed a duet together Monday night.
NBC's latest Jay Leno debacle — not to be confused with its previous Jay Leno debacles — has at least momentarily distracted everyone from the Peacock network's other woes.
Even if Jimmy Fallon is on deck to take over The Tonight Show, the earliest that will happen is a year from now. NBC has more pressing issues right now, starting with primetime.
Jay Leno is not holding back! During Friday's Tonight Show monologue, the host made two major jabs at NBC.
The late-night shakeup continues. Amid reports that NBC is replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon as the host of The Tonight Show, the network is now eyeing Seth Meyers to take over Fallon's timeslot, The New York Post reports.
With a deal to replace him reportedly in the works, Jay Leno has little reason to hold his tongue. The Tonight Show host made yet another joke about NBC in Thursday's opening monologue.
Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show is expected to return to New York with Jimmy Fallon at the helm, The New York Times reports.
Although a deal isn't done, NBC has apparently struck a deal with Fallon to replace Jay Leno as host of the iconic late-night program, most likely taking over in the fall of 2014. Tonight hasn't taken place in the Big Apple since it debuted with Steve Allen in 1954. Host Johnny Carson eventually moved it to Burbank, Calif., in 1972.