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"Leno and Fallon: An E! News Special" Airs Tonight at 8:30PM ET/PT on E!
The special will feature never-before-seen portions of the revealing interview first featured on NBC's "Today," in which host Matt Lauer sits down with late night legend.

[via press release from E!]



Leno and Fallon Discuss Historic Handoff of Late Night Institution In New Half-Hour Special Premiering Monday, February 10 at 8:30pmET/PT on E!

Los Angeles, CA, February 10th- The buzz around the momentous late night handoff has reached epic proportions and the two men at the center of the media frenzy are setting the record straight together once and for all. In "Leno and Fallon: An E! News Special" E! will air never-before-seen portions of the revealing interview first featured on NBC's "TODAY," in which host Matt Lauer sits down with late night legend, Jay Leno, and the beloved young sensation waiting in the wings, Jimmy Fallon, for their only joint interview that discusses "The Tonight Show" change up. Nothing is off limits when Lauer grills the two heavyweightson everything from how and when the announcement was made, their fears and apprehensions regarding the decision, and what the future holds for both comedians. Get the story straight from the sources when E! airs unseen footage from Matt Lauer's exclusive joint interview with Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon in the all-new, half hour special, "Leno and Fallon: An E! News Special" premiering Monday, February 10th at 8:30pm ET/PT.

When Fallon takes the reigns of NBC's iconic late-night talk show on February 17th, he will join an exclusive club of talk show host royalty that includes the renowned Johnny Carson, touted as the first host to bring massive success to "The Tonight Show." With a mutual admiration for those that came before them and each other, the late night hosts open up about their own relationship and discuss whether the pressure to keep people watching has caused a rift between them.

The special also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the media storm that has been making headlines for over five years. Lauer's intimate interview takes viewers through the current transition as well as the previous shifts in 2009. Both hosts describe their reactions to the news, while Fallon talks about what he expects from the new timeslot and Leno shares his future plans.

Select quotes from the special include:

"...If you take the show from nothing and make it, then you're a hero. If you take a show that's number one and then it doesn't stay number one, oh, and then they're all over you." - Jay Leno

"When people ask me in the interviews, they go, like, 'Is this a dream job of yours to take over?' But for me it wasn't because I didn't know that I could dream that job." - Jimmy Fallon

Hear it directly from the men making television history when "Leno and Fallon: An E! News Special" airs Monday, February 10th at 8:30pm ET/PT only on E!

"Leno and Fallon: An E! News Special" is produced by Peacock Productions for E!

About E! Entertainment

E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. Popular E! programming includes core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Chelsea Lately," "Fashion Police" and "True Hollywood Story," as well as the network's popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "Hello Ross" and "Eric & Jessie: Game On." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

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