Slight, Important Name Change to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show
For the first time since Johnny Carson was at the helm, the Tonight Show is changing a key word in the title which is placed directly before the hosts name. It’s slight, but important.
Currently, the name of the late night program is The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. When Jimmy Fallon takes control February of 2014, it will be changed back to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, applying the same verb used by the late Carson.
It seems NBC may be trying to separate the sexagenarian program from both Leno and its competitors on other networks by updating its nomenclature.