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.
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.
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