Jay Leno's final 'Tonight Show' to air in February - report
The possibly-amnesiac network has set Feb. 6, 2014 as Leno's end date, Deadline reports. Longtime "Tonight Show" executive producer Debbie Vickers made the announcement to the show's staff on Friday (Aug. 9), revealing that they'd be paid through the end of September 2014, when Leno's contract with the Peacock actually expires.
Jimmy Fallon will take the reins sometime after NBC's Olympics coverage, which will run from Feb. 7-23, though no specific date has been offered as of press time.
We'd make a joke about those who forget their history being doomed to repeat it, but it's almost too easy.