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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The “Tonight Show” is coming back to New York.
Jay Leno announced on Wednesday that he will be leaving the show next spring and will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon.
NBC also confirms that the show will be moving to New York City when Fallon takes over. “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels will take over as executive producer of the new “Tonight Show.” Fallon, currently the host of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” on NBC is an SNL alum.
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Leno moved the show to Burbank, California in 1972.
The move has been widely reported but not confirmed by the network until now. NBC reportedly just wrapped up negotiations with Fallon on a contract extension.
NBC did not say who will replace Fallon in his current time…
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