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Jay Leno's Last 'Tonight Show' Date Set

Friday, 09 Aug 2013 07:37 PM

 

Jay Leno will bid adieu to "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 6, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation.

The comedian, who's more or less hosted NBC's latenight series since 1992, is exiting to make way for "Saturday Night Live" alum Jimmy Fallon.

The crew of "The Tonight Show" will continue to be paid through September 2014, per the terms of Leno's contract.

Leno, who famously sets aside his "Tonight Show" earnings and lives off of his fees from comedy shows and other appearances, has been particularly generous to his crew: He reportedly took a 50 percent pay cut when he re-upped with the show last year, in part to save jobs after the show laid off about 20 employees.

Fallon currently hosts "Late Night," which follows "Tonight." He'll be replaced on that show by fellow "SNL" veteran Seth Meyers.

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