NBC Confirms Jimmy Fallon Will Replace Jay Leno as Host of 'The Tonight Show' in 2014

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It looks like the rumors were true…

NBC has officially announced that Jimmy Fallon will take over “The Tonight Show” in 2014, and Jay Leno will end his run as the host of the show. Bill Carter of The New York Times reports that Fallon, currently the host of “Late Night,” will begin hosting the show in February.

The news follows months of rumors that Fallon would take over the show when Leno’s contract expires next year. The show will be taped in New York, the first time the show has been taped there since Johnny Carson left in 1972.

In a statement, departing host Leno said, “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.”

via Huffington Post

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