The show is currently titled “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Beginning in February 2014, the show will be titled “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The new title takes us back to the days of Johnny Carson, whose show also used ‘starring’ in its title.
In more late night television news, NBC confirmed that current “Late Night” writer Amy Ozols will be joining “The Tonight Show” with Fallon as a producer.
“It’s been so fun working with Amy these past four years — she’s been a standout writer and producer since we started ‘Late Night,’” Fallon said in a statement. ”She puts so much thought and care into everything she does and we share the same vision about making the best television that we can produce. I know she’ll put that same intelligence, cleverness and care into ‘The Tonight Show.’ This is exciting.”
Lorne Michaels will also join the show as executive producer.