Jimmy Fallon will take over from Conan O’Brien on Late Night from next year, when Conan moves to The Tonight Show. It’s been long rumoured that he was top of the list for the Late Night job for a long time, so we can all now stop speculating.
Fox News says “it’s a done deal”. Fox News also says Jay Leno will be retiring from The Tonight Show in “May 2009” – just over a year from now. Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports “NBC will make the formal announcement about Fallon around May 11 or 12, when the network presents the fall ’08 schedule to advertisers here in New York”. The Associated Press also reports the story.
FoxNews.com – “Jimmy Fallon Cinches Conan’s Job”
The Associated Press – “Reports: Fallon to succeed Conan on ‘Late Night'”
LateByte – “Jimmy Fallon waarschijnlijk vervanger Conan”
Digital Spy – “Fallon replacing O’Brien on ‘Late Night'”