Jay Leno will step aside as “Tonight Show” host and be replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Leno has hosted the iconic late-night talk show for 22 years. Have a look at our Leno timeline.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year “Tonight Show” run that draws to a close Thursday. Instead, he […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC. The network said Thursday that it is developing a miniseries based on the life of the talk show host, who ruled […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon says he and his wife had their baby daughter with the help of a surrogate. Winnie Rose Fallon, the daughter of the NBC late-night comic and his wife, Nancy […]
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Barack Obama is expected to discuss his proposals to simplify the tax code for businesses and increase federal spending on infrastructure and community colleges on an appearance on “The Tonight […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Instead of “Hail to the Chief,” President Barack Obama is most likely hearing strains of “Happy Birthday” this weekend. Obama turns 52 on Sunday and is spending part of the day at […]
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t quite a royal proclamation, but Jimmy Fallon shared the name of his family’s new addition: Winnie Rose. Fallon joked in his “Late Night” monologue Wednesday that he hasn’t had […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Eliot Spitzer, whose 2008 resignation as New York’s governor amid a prostitution scandal provided no shortage of fuel for gibes to late-night TV comics, ventured into the lion’s den Friday, appearing […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — NBC’s “Tonight Show” is moving back to New York because it’s the right place for its next host, producer Lorne Michaels said Tuesday. Jimmy Fallon has “the energy of the city,” said Michaels.
The network announced Wednesday what has been rumored for the past several weeks: Leno will leave the job he’s had most of the time since 1992, to be replaced by “Late Night” host Fallon. The late-night franchise is also returning to its roots, leaving California for a New York studio.
Listen to this audio clip as Bob McCormick talks with industry insiders about Jay Leno leaving The Tonight Show, and the possible financial impact of the show moving to New York.