Jimmy Fallon to Take Over 'Tonight Show' in Spring 2014
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
It's official, Jay Leno is leaving The Tonight Show. Again.
what has been rumored for weeks, NBC officially announced that Leno
will step down from the legendary 11:35pm late night show and that Jimmy
Fallon will take over in the spring of 2014.
Not only will Fallon become the new host of The Tonight Show, but it will be a very different series as it will move across the country to New York, where Fallon's current late night show films. It will also be produced by Saturday Night Light mastermind Lorne Michaels.
It's hard to know how to feel about this decision after the Conan O'Brien debacle a few years ago. NBC certainly seems far more accommodating this time around, moving the show to Fallon instead of the other way around, when O'Brien and his crew had to travel cross-country.
As for who will take over Fallon's current time slot at 12:35am, NBC hasn't confirmed anyway, but the rumored frontrunner is SNL Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers.
Will you watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon? Or are you Team Coco for life and refuse to accept this change?
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