It's Official: Fallon's Replacing Leno
Beginning in 2014, Jimmy Fallon will take over as The Tonight Show host, NBC confirms.
Jimmy Fallon will take over as The Tonight Show host at the end of NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia.
After weeks of speculation, Jay Leno's 21-year-reign as the host of the popular late night show has come to an end.
NBC is also confirming reports that it plans to move the television program from it's longtime home in Los Angeles to its birthplace in New York.
Tensions were running high after countless media reports speculated that Leno wasn't a part of the transition talks.
“Clearly our goal has been to make this a smooth transition,” NBC's chief executive Steve Burke said in a telephone interview. “Jay deserves to be treated like someone who has done a wonderful thing for our company for two decades.”