Jimmy Fallon officially takes over 'The Tonight Show' in spring 2014

NBC has made it official: Jimmy Fallon will be taking over "The Tonight Show" next year. The network announced Wednesday (April 3) that Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as the "Tonight" host in the spring of 2014. Leno is leaving the show after 22 years as host (minus the ill-fated eight-month tenure for Conan O'Brien), second only to Johnny Carson's 30 years as host. There's no word yet on who will take over on "Late Night" -- NBC says plans for the show are "currently in development" and will be finalized in the near future.The change in hosts will also bring a change in location for the show. Fallon will stay in New York, bringing "Tonight" back to the Big Apple for the first time in more than 40 years. The show began there, but Carson moved it west in 1972.Lorne Michaels, who executive produces "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," will move with Fallon to...



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