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Jay Leno and the 'Tonight Show' hosts

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
January 31, 2014 -- Updated 2026 GMT (0426 HKT)
Jimmy Fallon's takeover of "The Tonight Show" has been inevitable, <a href='http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201304/jimmy-fallon-interview-gq-april-2013' target='_blank'>show producer Lorne Michaels told GQ</a>. "He's the closest to (Johnny) Carson that I've seen of this generation," Michaels said. Stephen Colbert joins him to take a selfie on his debut Monday night. Fallon is the latest in a six-decade line of "Tonight" hosts. Jimmy Fallon's takeover of "The Tonight Show" has been inevitable, show producer Lorne Michaels told GQ. "He's the closest to (Johnny) Carson that I've seen of this generation," Michaels said. Stephen Colbert joins him to take a selfie on his debut Monday night. Fallon is the latest in a six-decade line of "Tonight" hosts.
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