The announcement that Jay Leno will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon and that "The Tonight Show" would move from Burbank to New York next year was met with disappointment by L.A. officials.
“Obviously, it is a great disappointment that 'The Tonight Show' will move back to New York after four decades in Burbank to accommodate its new host," said Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian in a statement.
Burbank officials have been trying to keep "The Tonight Show" in their hometown.
Last month, Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski drafted letter to NBC executives asking them to reconsider the plans to move “The Tonight Show” from Burbank to New York.
“We would be extremely disappointed if the plans to move ‘The Tonight Show’ go through,” Golonski said at the time. “We would like it to remain in Burbank and the region.”