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Jay Leno leaving ‘Tonight Show,’ Jimmy Fallon will take the helm

by Karen A. Brown

I adore Jimmy Fallon. His adorableness, his creativity, his awareness, his willingness to step outside the stratosphere, his musical and comedic gifts… all Fallon genius. Not always does a major network get it right, this time NBC has a perfect fit! Here’s how exciting this is for television, the ‘Tonight Show’ will return to New York City in 2014 and Lorne Michaels will be executive producer, says NBC.

Lorne Michaels and Jimmy Fallon go way back. Have a look at Fallon’s brilliance right out of the gate in his “Original Saturday Night Live Audition”.

Here’s a quick teaser clip prior to the announcement:

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon & Jay Leno Address “Tonight Show” Rumors with Duet

Jimmy and Jay sing their version of the classic duet “Tonight” from the Broadway musical “West Side Story.”

Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Jay Leno (left) and Jimmy Fallon at the Golden Globe Awards in January. Next year, Fallon will be taking Leno’s place on The Tonight Show, NBC says. (Below) Screenshot of Jay Leno at NBC Studios as Jimmy and Jay finish their version of the classic duet “Tonight” from the Broadway musical “West Side Story.” We wish them both the best!

Jay Leno

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