NEW YORK CITY — "The Tonight Show” could be coming back to New York with Jimmy Fallon as its host, according to a report.
The New York Times reported that NBC has been “quietly” building a new studio at 30 Rock to make room for the legendary show.
Though no deal has been formalized, several TV executives told the paper this week that the change is slated to happen in the fall of 2014, and the network has made a commitment to Fallon.
The show’s current host, Jay Leno, has been publicly fighting with the network for weeks since rumors of his replacement began circulating, calling network execs “snakes” during his Monday night monologue.
The move would mark a bit of a homecoming for the show, which originated in New York, but relocated to Burbank, Calif., in 1972.