The Tonight Show has been an NBC staple since 1954. For the first 18 years of its existence, Tonight was recorded in Rockefeller Center beginning with original host Steve Allen. In 1972, Johnny Carson, already a decade on the job, brought the Tonight Show to Burbank, California, and with it all the stars Hollywood could offer.
Now a pair of bold moves are reportedly set for the once vital franchise that would bring the show “home.”
There have been rumors for weeks, if not months, regarding current Tonight host Jay Leno‘s status. The New York Times‘ Bill Carter says Late Night host Jimmy Fallon is expected to get the coveted promotion by the fall of 2014. But Carter also reports Fallon will take the Tonight Show back to New York. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is broadcast from 30 Rock.
The Times quotes a senior executive saying, “There is no way on earth that this is not going to happen.”
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