Ozols follows Fallon from "Late Night"; show will be retitled "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Veteran "Late Night" writer Amy Ozols has been named producer of the upcoming “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” executive producer Lorne Michaels announced Tuesday.
And yes, that's correct; when Fallon takes the reins of the long-running NBC show, it will be rechristened "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
The current "Tonight Show" incarnation, which Jay Leno hosts, is titled "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
Under Leno's predecessor Johnny Carson, the show was titled "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."
"Amy Ozols has been with Jimmy since the very beginning of ‘Late Night.’ She is brilliant. I think she is the right choice to lead ‘The Tonight Show’ into the future,” Michaels said.
“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," added Fallon. "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.”
Ozols has been a writer for "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" since it premiered in 2009.
Fallon will take over "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno in February, and move the show to New York.