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Late Night Last Night: Jimmy Kimmel Thinks He's The New Host of 'The Tonight Show'

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Apr 04, 2013 | 9:15am EDT

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In 2014, the late night circuit may become a bit confusing, thanks to the 11:35 PM time slot offering two Jimmys to choose from. On Tuesday, it was announced that Jimmy Fallon will be replacing Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show on NBC, meaning that he will be hosting at the same time that Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC. But while we were sure of who would fill Leno's shoes after Tuesday's announcement, Jimmy Kimmel seemed to be a bit confused about the situation.

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"It is a big one for the world of late night television," Kimmel said Wednesday night, during his monologue. "As you probably heard, it was announced officially today that starting in February of next year, after the Olympics, I will take over as new host of The Tonight Show. I spoke to Jay on the phone today… Excuse me for one moment."

Kimmel then spoke with someone on staff at ABC. "Okay, um... apparently it was a different Jimmy," he said. "Are you sure? Hold on." He then read some news off of his phone. "Okay, turns out I will not be hosting The Tonight Show," he said. "Does anyone know what the return policy is on yachts?"

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But Kimmel wasn't the only late night host to joke about the news. Leno was somewhat pleasant about the transition — and Conan O'Brien congratulated Fallon on the exciting move.

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