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‘Tonight’ show headed back to NY?

A plan is in the works to bring NBC’s ‘‘Tonight’’ show back to New York. While the network has yet to complete a deal, it has made a commitment to Jimmy Fallon, the host of its ‘‘Late Night’’ program, to have him succeed Jay Leno as the next host of ‘‘Tonight,’’ according to several senior executives involved in the decision. The show would move from Burbank, Calif., back to New York, where it started in 1954 with Steve Allen as host. Some details remain to be worked out, including an exact time­table for the switch, although it is expected to take place by the fall of 2014 at the latest, the executives said this week. NBC has quietly begun work on a studio in its headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza as the home for the new ‘‘Tonight’’ show. An NBC spokeswoman declined to comment on the move, other than to say the network was building a studio for Fallon. (New York Times)

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