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The Hollywood Reporter Unveils Comedy Class of 2013

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    Comedy Issue
    Jimmy Fallon Lorne Michaels - P 2013
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    Fallon, left, and Michaels
    Jimmy Fallon & Lorne Michaels
    'Tonight's' New Royalty

    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.)

    PHOTOS: Jimmy Fallon: From Early 'SNL' to Movie Star to 'Late Night'

    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.

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