Howard Stern as Tonight Show host, we hardly knew ye. The New York Times reports that NBC has made a commitment to bring the Tonight Show back to New York, replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon as host. Though the deal has yet to be cemented, several “senior television executives” said that the switch is expected to take place by the fall of 2014, at the latest. Meanwhile in New York, NBC has quietly begun constructing a new studio for the Tonight Show at its headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Guess Leno's NBC-bashing jokes went over worse than we thought.