Johnny Carson is returning to NBC — sort of.
NBC is developing a miniseries based on the life of the legendary Tonight Show host.
The project is based on the upcoming biography Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait by Bill Zehme. The story will cover Carson’s childhood growing up in Nebraska and his 30-year run as Tonight host, which concluded in 1992. The miniseries will also touch on “his often secluded off-camera life and friendships he made throughout his career as one of the most beloved TV personalities of all time,” NBC says.
The role of Carson, who passed away in 2005, has not yet been cast. »
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