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Jay Leno: NBC discussing exit plan with ‘Tonight Show’ host, sources say

- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 3, 2013

Two high-level industry sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that NBC is preparing to retire Jay Leno and move Jimmy Fallon into the coveted late-night spot.

NBC is denying the claims, but sources say the network is planning a May announcement that the 2013-14 television season will be the last for Mr. Leno.

Mr. Fallon is speculated to move to the 11:35 time slot in order to attract younger viewers.

ABC moved younger comedian Jimmy Kimmel to the late-night spot in January.

"The more time Jimmy Kimmel is in that slot, the more the young audience goes that way, the harder it is for Jimmy [Fallon] to keep that audience," a source told The Hollywood Reporter.

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