After months of rumors, NBC has made it official -- Jimmy Fallon will be taking over The Tonight Show in February.
Jay Leno will hand over the reins just after NBC wraps up coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, at which point the show will return to New York City -- where it was based from 1954 until 1972, when Johnny Carson moved it to "beautiful downtown Burbank," California.
This power shift isn't as nasty as the one that saw Conan O'Brien replace Leno on The Tonight Show in 2009, only to have Leno seize the show back six months or so later. Leno tells the New York Times this scenario is different, insisting, "The last time the decision was made without me. I came into work one day and -- you’re out... There really aren’t any complications like there were the last time. This time it feels right.”