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It's looking like it may be an all Lorne Michaels line-up for late night on NBC. Jimmy Fallon has officially closed the deal with NBC to replace Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show, THR reports. The move has been in the works for the last several weeks as we've previously reported. Though the date of the transition is still to-be-determined as NBC debates when and how to make the official announcement.

Leno's contract expires in September of 2014, but NBC has yet to confirm the shift. Both Fallon and Leno have repeatedly made references to the transition and a series of jokes about NBC's indecisiveness at the networks expense, though. THR reports that Fallon will likely take over in February to capitalize on the highly rated Winter Olympics.

Meanwhile, with Fallon moving into the 11:35 spot, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers is reportedly being eyed to take over as the Late Night host at 12:35 a.m.. Both of the comedians are proteges of SNL and Late Night producer Lorne Michaels.

"It will be Seth unless something goes awry [in the dealmaking,]" a THR source says. Former Late Night and Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien was also a Michaels protege.

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/04/03/nbc-late-night-news-jimmy-fallon-closes-on-tonight-show-seth-meyers-to-take-over-late-night

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Great choices, both relatively young. I like :D

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It's pass time they passed on the torch to the younger generation.

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I bet you you Fallon's contract has a whole lot of "you cant kick me out like you did Conan unless you give me lots of money" stuff :)

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Can't stand him (I'm a Craig Ferguson fan), but good for him I guess.

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