Leno to leave NBC's 'Tonight Show' next spring

Leno to leave NBC's 'Tonight Show' next spring

Credit: AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (L)/FREDERIC J. BROWN (R)/FILES

Late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon (R) and Jay Leno pose in the press room at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills in this January 13, 2013 file photo. (R) Jimmy Kimmel poses on arrival for the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute in this February 8, 2013 file photo in Los Angeles. The late-night TV hosts appear set for a new reshuffle, with veteran 'Tonight Show' presenter Leno said to be hanging up his microphone, after reportedly falling out with his NBC bosses. In the latest jostling for position in the prized late-night slots, 62-year-old Leno is expected to hand over next year to hip pretender Jimmy Fallon, 38, who could move the iconic show from Los Angeles to New York. The show's move to New York could be good news for another younger star of late night Kimmel, leaving the 45-year-old alone on the West Coast to book Hollywood stars for appearances on his Jimmy Kimmel Live show. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (L)/FREDERIC J. BROWN (R)/FILES

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 3 at 1:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Leno says he will be leaving NBC's "Tonight Show" next spring, to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon.
 
Leno announced the move Wednesday in a news release.
 
NBC also confirms that the show will be moving to New York City when Fallon takes over. "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels will take over as producer of the new "Tonight Show."
 
The move has been widely reported but not confirmed by the network until now. NBC reportedly just wrapped up negotiations with Fallon on a contract extension.
 
NBC did not say who will replace Fallon in his current time slot, which is one hour later than the "Tonight Show."

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