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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

This show was a late-night talk show under the "Tonight Show" franchise from 1962 to 1992.The King, CEO and night watchman of TV comedy, Johnny Carson reigned as Host for nearly 30 years. Every current late-night comedy host learned from him: how to win over audiences, establish a show's pace, charm or confront guests.

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30x120 Show #4531 Aired: May. 22, 1992

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is Canceled/Ended
The show had 30 seasons and 1340 episodes air between 1962 and 1992.

Series Info

Type:
News/Talk Show
Premiered:
Oct. 01, 1962
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
60 min.
Aired:
1962 - 1992
To-Date:
30 Seasons
1340 Episodes
Network
NBC TV Network
AKA:
The Best of Carson (USA: rerun title)
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Series Fun Facts

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  • NBC also considered Bob Newhart, Groucho Marx, Jackie Gleason, and Joey Bishop to host before hiring Carson.
  • This show marked the first of many appearances by comedy writer/actress Selma Diamond on Carson's Tonight Show.
  • This is the last television appearance by Judy Garland known to still survive today. It is in color on the original videotape and is of good quality. However, only Garland's segment of the…
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    This is the last television appearance by Judy Garland known to still survive today. It is in color on the original videotape and is of good quality. However, only Garland's segment of the show still exists, not the entire show.
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