Jay Leno Says Goodbye to the Tonight Show After 22 Years


After over two decades in charge of one of America’s biggest chat showsJay Leno has recorded his final episode of the Tonight Show. The 63-year-old will be replaced by fellow late night host Jimmy Fallon with the hope that the show will appeal to a younger demographic.

Millions of viewers tuned in to Leno’s last few episodes and the final edition featured a variety of celebrities including Oprah WinfreyJack Black and Kim Kardashian. Leno has been in charge of the Tonight Show since 1992, though he was replaced briefly by Conan O’Brian in 2009 before returning to the show.

In 2012, the host took a pay cut to save the jobs of other members of staff as the broadcaster NBC moved to reduce the show’s costs.

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