Twitter Heats Up With Leno/Fallon 'Tonight Show' Succession Announcement

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.

congratulations to my dear, sweet @jimmyfallon - a formidable rival and an incredible lover
@jimmykimmel, Jimmy Kimmel, host, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live

Congrats to @jimmyfallon! Looking forward to the Tonight Show coming back to the Big Apple where it belongs.
@MikeBloomberg, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg

Leno leaving? Fallon taking over? Wasn’t April Fools Day Monday?
@maskedscheduler, rumored TV executive

MAZEL to the great @jimmyfallon !!!!!!!!!!!! What can’t Jimmy do!?!?! #TonightShow
@BravoAndy, Andy Cohen, host, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and executive VP, development and talent, Bravo

Congratulations @JimmyFallon - so, so happy + excited for you! #TonightShow #Kvelling
@hitRECordJoe, actor and producer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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

@jimmyfallon - CONGRATS TO U - MR TONIGHT SHOW !!!! SO HAPPY 4 U !!
@Rosie, Rosie O’Donnell

Congrats to @jimmyfallon for taking over Tonight show! Long deserved!  next up, the brilliant @sethmeyers21
@TheRealAliL, Ali Larter, actress

Heeeeeeere’s JIMMY!!! CONGRATS @jimmyfallon !!! @NBC #TonightShow
@oliviamunn, Olivia Munn, actress

Congrats @jimmyfallon and mets bucket hat guy
@RyanSeacrest, Ryan Seacrest, host, Fox’s American Idol and producer