The Hollywood Reporter Unveils Comedy Class of 2013
After the dust of The Tonight Show transition talks settled, Fallon and Michaels came through as the big winners, scoring the coveted NBC late-night slot and steering the show's return to New York. (The move is expected to save NBC $20 million in tax credits and give the SNL honcho even more power at 30 Rock.)
Fallon navigated the rocky news cycle with apparent ease, never losing his nice-guy touch. He'll pick up Jay Leno's mantle in early 2014, going up against the eminence grise of David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel's rising star -- not to mention Leno's years of ratings dominance, which has skeptics questioning whether the crown prince can cut it.