It’s official, after weeks of speculation, Jimmy Fallon will take over The Tonight Show at the end of Jay Leno’s contract in Spring 2014.
The official announcement comes after weeks of snarky monologues from Leno. In one in particular, Leno discussed the news report of a Canadian man who had a knife pulled from his back after three years. Leno quipped, “He must have worked at NBC, too.”
Earlier this week, Fallon and Leno addressed the rumors in song. The skit was awkward for everyone, including viewers.
Moving Fallon to The Tonight Show is for NBC. Fallon attracts a younger demographic, always has headline-grabbing guest appearances (Michelle Obama, Justin Timberlake), and has the best house band on TV (love The Roots). Jimmy Fallon is the Johnny Carson of our generation and I think he’ll own The Tonight Show.
Are excited to see Fallon takeover? Who do you think will host The Late Show?