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NBC Confirms Fallon Will Succeed Leno

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon - NY Times

“The Tonight Show” will begin a new era in February when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno as host of the most storied and successful program in late-night television. NBC plans to announce on Wednesday its plan to install Mr. Fallon as the show’s sixth host at the conclusion of the network’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. NBC also is to confirm reports that it plans to shake up the axes of the television industry by moving the show from its longtime home in Los Angeles to its birthplace, New York.


NBC reportedly moving ‘Tonight Show’ to New York when Jimmy Fallon takes over

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon - Washington Post

NBC, once the king of primetime, morning infotainment, and late-night television, is now an also ran in primetime, and is struggling behind ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the morning.


Good night, and good luck to Jay Leno?

Jay Leno and Barack Obama - CBS News

There's speculation that NBC may be looking to replace Jay Leno with the younger-skewing Jimmy Fallon; Could it be time to turn the lights out on Jay?

Senh: Here we go again? Jimmy Fallon's not ready.


Bill Maher Tells Donald Trump To 'Suck It Up,' Dismisses $5 Million 'Orangutan' Lawsuit (VIDEO)

Donald Trump vs. Bill Maher

In what is sure to be one of the most baffling lawsuits of 2013, Donald Trump is suing Bill Maher for $5 million in charity donations after "proving" his biological father is not, as Maher joked on "The Tonight Show," an orange-haired Orangutan.


Obama mocks Trump over 'growing up together in Kenya'

President Obama got back at Donald Trump by mocking him -- and himself -- over citizenship claims. "This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya," Obama joked to The Tonight Show's Jay Leno on Wednesday. "We had constant run-ins on the soccer field." Obama added to laughter. "He wasn't very good and resented it. ... When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over."


ABC moves Jimmy Kimmel to 11:35 p.m., adds 'Nightline' Friday run

Following a flurry of rumors, the network confirmed Tuesday that it will move "Jimmy Kimmel Live" earlier by one half-hour, to 11:35, starting Jan. 8. That will put it in direct competition with NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" for a three-way ratings brawl.


'Tonight Show' Lays Off 20 Staffers, Jay Leno Takes Pay Cut

Jay Leno

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC's flagship late night program, has laid off 20 staffers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline reports that Leno himself took a "tremendous" pay cut as well. Details of the departments that will be affected by the downsizing are currently unknown, nor is it known why the layoffs took place.


Michelle Obama to Appear on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

Michelle Obama will be making her first late-night stop since becoming the First Lady. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Obama will appear on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and is expected to chat about her "Let's Move" campaign. She will also discuss what life is like for her family in the White House and tout her book, American Grown, about the White House kitchen garden to be released in April.


President Obama visits ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ (Video)

When President Barack Obama made his second visit to Jay Leno’s NBC late night talker “Tonight Show,” he clearly knew who was his audience — the first rule of any good late night talk show appearance. Leno: “Have you been watching the GOP debates?” “I’m going to wait until everybody is voted off the island before — ” Obama began.


Jay Leno can't budge Michele Bachmann from her talking points

Jay Leno can't budge Michele Bachmann from her talking points

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann, whose gaffes have made her a favorite punching bag for Jay Leno and other late-night comedians, paid Leno a visit Friday. In her first appearance on "The Tonight Show," Bachmann tried to show her lighter side — even making a joke about Christian anti-gay therapy, but Leno challenged her on gay rights, the HPV vaccine, her opposition to raising the federal debt ceiling and other conservative positions.


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