'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' taps Josh Lieb as new producer; Zooey Deschanel sells projects to FOX, NBC

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is still months away from premiering, and already, there's a behind-the-scenes shakeup.On Tuesday (Oct. 15), NBC announced that former "Daily Show" executive producer and showrunner Josh Lieb would be joining "Late Night" with host Jimmy Fallon as producer, before transitioning into the role on the new "Tonight Show," as well. Lieb, who has been with the Comedy Central series since 2006, replaces veteran "Late Night" writer Amy Ozols, who had been announced in the job back in June.Fallon's iteration of "The Tonight Show" will premiere in February.More TV news and notes:- "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and her producing partner, Rivka Sophia Rossi, have sold two projects under their first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV. "Freelancers," sold to FOX, is written by Mickey Rapkin (whose non-fiction book "Pitch Perfect" spawned the hit film) and centers on a disgraced lawyer who gets fired from his corporate job and starts...


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