Jay Leno’s exit from The Tonight Show has been finalized. Leno’s last Tonight show will be Friday, May 29, 2009. Conan O’Brien, the announced new host of the talk show, will start the following Monday, June 1st, NBC executives told gathered press at the Television Critics Association.
Jimmy Fallon, Conan’s replacement on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, will take over in March or April of 2009. O’Brien’s end date hasn’t been announced yet, but he’ll likely wrap his run sometime in the first quarter of the year.