Just in case you had forgotten – we hadn’t – Jimmy Kimmel is set to take over The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from February 17. He made it official today, by tweeting the brand new logo for the show, now featuring his name. In case you want to get in on the social media action, the hashtag is #FallonTonight.
Fallon is excited to take over the Tonight Show from longtime host Leno.
It was announced earlier this year, that after many shifts at NBC, Leno would be replaced by Fallon and The Tonight Show will return to his original home in NYC. Before Fallon leaves his current home at Late Night, however, he will bow out one last time, with a special episode of the show, commemorating his run. A special, entitled “Best of Late Show with Jimmy Fallon” is set to air early in 2014. Fallon will then be replaced with Saturday Night Live alumn Seth Meyers, because NBC likes to keep it in the family apparently. Fallon even talked to the NY Daily News about some possible improvements that’ll be brought to the Tonight Show after his takeover.
And isn't the new logo just so pretty?
"I've asked him if there's anything we should change with our show — anything we should do," Fallon told The News. "He said we should make my monologue longer, because a lot of people work hard all day and miss the news. Jay felt that a lot of people catch up on the news from the monologue."
We’re sure there will be plenty of other subtle changes as well, but for now, the updated logo is all we have to go on.
Fallon even says he got some tips from Leno on his way out.