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02/03/2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon debuts on NBC

In 2013, Fallon was selected by NBC to succeed a retiring Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show. The first episode of Late Night under Fallon aired one night after Leno's final episode of The Tonight Show. Most of the cast and crew immediately began working on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which premiered in 2014.