Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show' in 2014

Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show' in 2014

April 3, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM EST

NBC announced Wednesday that Jimmy Fallon is going to take over for Jay Leno on the "Tonight Show" starting in the spring of 2014.

"Jay Leno is an entertainment icon, making millions of people laugh every weeknight for more than 20 years," said Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal. "His long reign as the highest-rated late-night host is a testament to his work ethic and dedication to his viewers and to NBC."

"Congratulations Jimmy," Leno said. "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."




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