Mac & Mac's pick: the Tonight Show goes to...

By WEEK Producer

April 3, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2013 at 10:16 PM CDT

Wednesday, NBC finally announced a change in the leadership of the flagship Tonight show.

After weeks of rumors, on-camera jokes and and on-line comments it's official. Jimmy Fallon will take over the Tonight Show reins in a year.

The announcement of the change from Leno, 62, to Fallon, 38, is seen as a way to continue the Tonight Show franchise into the next decade.

That's actually only one of the changes. The Tonight Show will return to New York City, where it started, and Loren Michaels of "Saturday Night Live" will become the executive producer.

The change-over next year is expected in February, after the Olympics.

NBC hasn't said who might get the 11:30 p.m. time slot.