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Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno on ‘Tonight Show’ in 2014

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 February. Veteran ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ producer Lorne Michaels will take over as executive producer of ‘‘Tonight.”

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