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Jimmy Fallon Gets The Tonight Show! It's Official!!

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CONGRATS!!! AHH!!!

We knew they were thisclose to sealing the deal, but NBC has now made it official — Jimmy Fallon will sit in Jay Leno's former spot on The Tonight Show!!!

INCREDIBALLZ!

Jay has responded to the news by releasing the following statement:

"Congratulations Jimmy. 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."

And Jimmy, ever the funny man, says of his new gig:

"I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow."

NBC stayed classy about it, despite Jay's jabs, and praised Leno for his work while ushering in Jimmy for the golden years ahead of him:

"Jay Leno is an entertainment icon, making millions of people laugh every weeknight for more than 20 years. 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. We are purposefully making this change when Jay is #1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was #1. Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time. He will become the sixth host of ‘The Tonight Show’ at exactly the right moment, in conjunction with our coverage of next year’s Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia."

Ha! That's right!

This is such an amazing time for everyone. Tonight is gonna THRIVE!!

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5 comments to “Jimmy Fallon Gets The Tonight Show! It's Official!!”



  1. 1

    I LOOOOOVVE JAY!!!! And I just LOVE Jimmy as well. Twenty years is a good run. I will miss you Jay. But I'm excited to see Jimmy because although his show is tops (to me), many times I'm not awake to see it and I have to watch clips online.

  2. SEAN says – reply to this


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    I FEEL BAD FOR POOR JAY…WHEN WILL NBC LEARN DONT MESS WITH SOMETHING THATS NOT BROKE… JAY HAS BEEN #1 FOR YEARS…HE IS A TRUE PRO…ONCE AGAIN NBC HAS TREATED THIS TV ICON WITH NO RESPECT…THINK THEY WOULD HAVE LEARNED WHEN THEY TOOK CONNAN…LOOK HOW THAT WORKED OUT… JAY YOU HAVE BROUGHT SO MANY LAUGHS TO MY WEEK NIGHTS…I WILL GO WHERE EVER YOU GO…



  3. 3

    I absolutely LOVE Jay and will miss him…hope he gets another show somewhere soon? Jimmy is perfect to be the host of that show…everyone loves him, he does fairly clean humor, and he seems like everyone's pal. Congrats Jimmy!!



  4. 4

    Jimmie, don't trust Jay or NBC, you saw how they treated Conan



  5. 5

    Re: ilovejames – Not everyone loves him. He had a strong lead in and then when he was the lead in, Conan failed. NBC did what they did best, screwed people over