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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 

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After Johnny Carson 's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jay Leno ...  Self - Host / ... 4,614 episodes, 1992-2014
Kevin Eubanks ...  Self - Musical Director / ... 3,221 episodes, 1992-2013
Edd Hall ...  Self - Announcer / ... 2,681 episodes, 1992-2009
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After Johnny Carson 's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening humorous monologue, followed by several celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and musical numbers. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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On September 27, 2004, the 50th anniversary of The Tonight Show's debut, NBC announced that Conan O'Brien would take over the show in 2009. Leno was still leading the late-night ratings, but O'Brien was promised the show, so that he would not leave NBC. NBC did not want to lose Leno either, and created The Jay Leno Show (2009), the first nightly network primetime talk show. In 2010, due to poor ratings for both O'Brien and Leno's shows, NBC wanted to move Leno's show into O'Brien's timeslot, with O'Brien's "Tonight Show" airing at 12:05 a.m. O'Brien publicly announced that he would rather leave the show than allow that to happen. NBC and O'Brien reached a settlement to allow him to leave the show seven months into his tenure. Leno returned to "The Tonight Show" in March 2010. See more »

Quotes

[about embarrassing Presidential relatives]
Jay Leno: You know who the embarrassing brother in the Bush family is?
[Breaks out laughing]
Jay Leno: George!
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Connections

Featured in The Last Days of Phil Hartman (2019) See more »

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Tonite
(uncredited)
Composed by Branford Marsalis
(1992-2009)
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Best of late night
5 May 2003 | by bigben5See all my reviews

If it's one thing Jay Leno does better than any of the late night comics I've seen it's that he is the best at recovering from a bad joke. His everyman's style is very appealing, relatable and funny. I also love the shows variety, its not uncommon for him to pull the rug out from under feet and make things funny out of weird and unusual situations. I love Jay's correspondence and both Jay and Kevin are good for bouncing off each other. Oh yes, and I also love the Headlines.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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