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Jay Leno bows out of The Tonight Show after 22 years

Jay Leno bows out of The Tonight Show after 22 years

Jay Leno has signed off from The Tonight Show this week after 22 years hosting the talk show (excluding a brief stint when Conan O’Brien took over in 2009/2010). Leno’s final week saw his favourite guests making appearances including (upcoming Tonight Show host) Jimmy Fallon, Betty White, Bonnie Raitt, Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley, Lyle Lovett, Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton, Vintage Trouble and his final programme had Billy Crystal (who also appeared on Leno’s first Tonight Show 22 years ago) &…

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Leno’s final week – Jimmy Fallon’s appearance

Leno’s final week – Jimmy Fallon’s appearance

Jimmy Fallon stopped by The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Monday night, kicking off Leno’s final week of shows. The new Tonight Show host sat down with Jay to discuss the all-new Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which begins Monday 17th February on NBC. He also discussed his first appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and life at home with his new baby. Watch the Jimmy Fallon interview below:

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’s final week of guests

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’s final week of guests

Next week sees Jay Leno’s final week hosting The Tonight Show before Jimmy Fallon takes over mid-February. His final week of guests have been confirmed. – Monday: New Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon along with Betty White and Bonnie Raitt – Tuesday: Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley and Lyle Lovett – Wednesday: Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton and Vintage Trouble – Thursday: Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks are Leno’s final Tonight Show guests Thursday is the final all-new Tonight Show and Jimmy…

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The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon confirmed for 2014

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon confirmed for 2014

NBC have confirmed Jay Leno will step down from The Tonight Show to be replaced by Late Night host Jimmy Fallon in February 2014. Leno already retired from The Tonight Show once before and, infamously, handed the reigns to (then host of Late Night) Conan O’Brien for a few months before he returned to Tonight after The Jay Leno Show (his new programme that aired in primetime – 10pm – every weeknight on NBC) wasn’t doing the business for NBC,…

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‘Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ from New York “in the works”

‘Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ from New York “in the works”

It’s being reported by The New York Times there are plans “in the works” to bring The Tonight Show back to New York. The Tonight Show was originally broadcast from the 30 Rock building in NYC with host Steve Allen in 1954, then Jack Paar. Johnny Carson’s era on Tonight saw the programme move to California (Burbank) in 1972 as he wanted to attract more high-profile guests. The New York Times say the move to New York is “expected to…

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Rumours suggest Leno retirement (again) in 2014

Rumours suggest Leno retirement (again) in 2014

There are rumours indicating Jay Leno might be retiring from The Tonight Show (again) next year. The Hollywood Reporter says “the network says categorically no, but two high-level industry sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that NBC is moving toward a May announcement that the 2013-14 television season will be the last for Leno as host of the long-running late-night show. Sources expect the network to move Jimmy Fallon from his Late Night spot into the coveted 11:35 p.m. time slot…

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