Jimmy’s got the moves. Jimmy has the style. And now, Jimmy has a talk show.
As expected, Jimmy Fallon gets the post-Tonight Show slot in 2009, succeeding Conan O’Brien, who of course, is taking over for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show job in this same time frame. NBC made the announcement official in New York today.
O’Brien, a former Simpsons writer, took over the post-Tonight time slot in September 1993 after the longtime resident of this time slot (David Letterman) bolted to CBS after being denied the Tonight Show gig, which went to Leno.