Upon the news that Jay Leno would step down from the NBC’s Tonight Show in spring 2014 with Jimmy Fallon succeeding him as host of the perennial late-night talk show—which will move back to New York City from Burbank, Calif., executive produced by Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels—social media exploded with congratulations for Fallon and predictions of who would take over for him in the 12:35 a.m. slot.
Leno leaving? Fallon taking over? Wasn’t April Fools Day Monday?
@maskedscheduler, rumored TV executive
Via Hollywood Reporter: Sources close to Jimmy Fallon are reporting that he is stoked.
@DannyZuker, Danny Zuker, writer and executive producer, ABC’s Modern Family
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