Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
May. 25, 1992
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Jay Leno follows in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. Leno has created his own unique late-night style with a combination of humor, talk and entertainment each night at 11:35 p.m.

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The show had 22 seasons and 2797 episodes air between 1992 and 2014.

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CNN Give Jay Leno His Own Special Before Final 'Tonight Show'
Before Jay Leno passes on the reigns to his successor Jimmy Fallon, the folks over at CNN want to pay tribute to Leno's long-standing hosting career. The network will launch a special Jay Leno: Mr. Comedy, highlighting Leno's amazing life and successes, with CNN's Nischelle Turner serving as the host. The program will take a look back at Leno's impressive career, beginning in the 1970s in comedy clubs, all the way through to his very first television debut in the '80s, and ending with his takeover of The Tonight Show in the '90s

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  • Barack Obama's appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#17.50)} marked the first TV talk show appearance by a sitting President.
  • Unlike his predecessor, Johnny Carson, whose guest hosts were a staple almost from the beginning, Jay Leno went for a full decade before presenting his first guest host, Katie Couric.
  • Jimmy Brogan, who co-wrote Jay Leno's opening monologue from 1992-2001, was usually seen sitting off to the side of the audience. Once in a while, Jay would make a bet with Jimmy if a certain…
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    Jimmy Brogan, who co-wrote Jay Leno's opening monologue from 1992-2001, was usually seen sitting off to the side of the audience. Once in a while, Jay would make a bet with Jimmy if a certain joke worked or not, and the loser would pay the winner in front of the camera.
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