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FILE - This Jan. 13, 2013 file photo shows Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," left, and Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file) FILE - This Jan. 13, 2013 file photo shows Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," left, and Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)  

Jimmy Fallon replacing Jay Leno on ‘Tonight Show’ is reportedly done deal

Jimmy Fallon’s march to inherit The Tonight Show is nearly complete. The Late Night host has closed a new deal with NBC that will pave the way for him to replace Jay Leno in the 11:35 p.m. slot, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Fallon’s move has been expected since THR revealed March 1 that NBC was preparing an exit plan for Leno, 62, whose contract expires in September 2014. But NBC has refused to confirm the succession, instead letting Leno and Fallon, 38, tease audiences with jokes about the situation.

Full Story: Source: Jimmy Fallon Closes NBC ‘Tonight Show’ Deal, Seth Meyers Eyed for ‘Late Night’ — Hollywood Reporter