Leno: Yep, I'm Gone Next Year
Jimmy Fallon expected to take over 'Tonight Show' in February
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2013 12:00 PM CDT
This Jan. 13, 2013, file photo shows Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon at the Golden Globes.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

(Newser) – The worst-kept secret in Hollywood is secret no more. NBC and Jay Leno confirmed today that Leno will leave his Tonight Show in 2014 after 22 years and turn over hosting duties to Jimmy Fallon, says the Hollywood Reporter. As part of the move, Fallon will indeed bring the show back from the West Coast to 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Fallon will take over in February, reports the New York Times.

The pair had goofed on the controversy a few days ago, and Leno sounds upbeat, at least publicly. "Congratulations Jimmy," he 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.” THR thinks Seth Meyers is the frontrunner to replace Fallon on Late Night. Click for more.

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Apr 7, 2013 2:09 AM CDT
big mistake choosing gay Fallon. Jay leno way funnier and better host. Also a joke moving it to crappy new York area. Should keep it in Burbank. Jimmy not even that funny. Everytime I watch his show I fall asleep hahaha also his band is just bunch of cockroaches. Why do they always have so many Durango in the band
Apr 4, 2013 3:07 PM CDT
Y-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!!! Y-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! CLAP - CLAP - CLAP - CLAP - CLAP - CLAP - CLAP - CLAP ! ! ! ! ! ! Leno never did know how to fill Johnny Carson's shoes !!!!!
Apr 4, 2013 11:26 AM CDT
Leno was never more than amusing to me. Fallon was never funny. Letterman and Craig, for late night laughs.