NBC has made the official announcement on when exactly Conan O’Brien will take over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno:
Conan O’Brien, the dominant late-night host at 12:35 a.m. (ET) for the past 14 seasons, will succeed Jay Leno as host of the preeminent series on late-night television, NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” in June of 2009. Beginning in Spring 2009, Jimmy Fallon will step in as the “Late Night” host. The announcement was made today by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios and Marc Graboff, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” will begin on Monday, June 1, 2009 (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET) with Leno’s last “Tonight Show” telecast airing Friday, May 29, 2009.
“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” will originate from Stage 1 at Universal Studios and will be produced by Universal Media Studios. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.