Jay Leno exits May 29

Tonight Show host Jay Leno will no longer be on May 29, while Conan O’Brien takes over the chair on June 1, in an announcement made today at the NBC portion of the TCA Press Tour.

O’Brien is expected to step down as host of Late Night this winter, in order to prepare him for the Tonight Show gig. NBC will begin Jimmy Fallon’s new show in the spring in O’Brien old slot, and get a test run online.

While Leno mentioned last week he was done with the peacock network, NBC officials are still trying to keep him the NBC universal fold.

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