Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Oct. 01, 1962
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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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 show had 30 seasons and 1340 episodes air between 1962 and 1992.

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  • NBC also considered Bob Newhart, Groucho Marx, Jackie Gleason, and Joey Bishop to host before hiring Carson.
  • In the first twelve months after the series' permanent relocation to Burbank in May 1972, the program made two sets of three-week visits to its former home in New York, in November 1972 and…
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    In the first twelve months after the series' permanent relocation to Burbank in May 1972, the program made two sets of three-week visits to its former home in New York, in November 1972 and again in May 1973 - the reverse of the first ten years when Johnny Carson and the show made occasional visits every year to Burbank. After the second set of New York shows, the program didn't tape any more editions in the Big Apple until a week-long stint in May 1994, by which time Jay Leno had become host.
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  • Voted #12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
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