Fallon May Replace Conan O'Brien In 2009

03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NBC has targeted Jimmy Fallon to replace Conan O'Brien in 2009, according to people familiar with the talks.

Fallon is NBC's favorite to take over from O'Brien, who currently hosts Late Night With Conan O'Brien after The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

NBC late-night chief Rick Ludwin says he doesn't expect to make an announcement until sometime after the first of the year, but he confirmed that Fallon is on the top of the network's list.

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