Jay Leno's Last Tonight Show Announced
With rumors and reports circulating around the NBC offices earlier this year, it was confirmed that the seat at the Tonight Show was being prepped for Late Night host Jimmy Fallon. After two decades at the 11:35 time slot, Jay Leno will take his final bow on Feb. 6 of next year.
Variety reports that Tonight Show exec producer Debbie Vickers made the announcement over the weekend.
After Leno’s last show, NBC will begin Winter Olympics coverage from Feb. 7-23 and Fallon will take over that following week. Fellow SNL vet Seth Meyers will be the new Late Night host this spring, a move made by NBC execs to keep the talk show hub not only on the East Coast but in the same building. Both Meyers and Fallon will tape their shows at 30 Rockefeller Center.
Just months away from their premieres, preparations for both shows have already begun. Because Studio 6B will be transformed into the new location for The Tonight Show, Late Night is moving across the hall to 6A at 30 Rock. Check out a video of Fallon showing off a replica of his studio as well as an interview with Meyers as he prepares for his first show at Late Night below.
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