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Jay Leno to leave ‘Tonight Show,’ replaced by Jimmy Fallon

NEW YORK — NBC on Wednesday announced its long-rumored switch in late night, replacing Jay Leno at the ‘‘Tonight’’ show with Jimmy Fallon and moving the iconic franchise back to New York.

Fallon will take over in about a year, the switch coinciding with NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage next year. Veteran ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ producer Lorne Michaels also will take over as executive producer of ‘‘Tonight.’’

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