Jimmy Fallon Scores Conan's Late Night Spot

Ex- SNL actor to host when O'Brien takes Tonight Show in '09
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 24, 2008 12:09 PM CDT
New York Giants co-captain Michael Strahan, left, gestures to the audience as host Conan O'Brien watches on the set of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson)
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(Newser) – Jimmy Fallon will take Conan O’Brien’s Late Night desk when Conan leaves for the Tonight Show, writes Roger Friedman for Fox News. O’Brien is set to replace Jay Leno in May 2009; the former Saturday Night Live star is rumored to be “thrilled and ready, if not a little scared” to take over. An announcement is expected next month.

“Fallon is one of those great underrated performers," opines Friedman. "This should be the right milieu.”