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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 

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 ...  Himself - Host / ... 4,617 episodes, 1992-2014
Kevin Eubanks ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 3,220 episodes, 1992-2013
Edd Hall ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 2,692 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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USA

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English

Release Date:

25 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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The tonight show med Jay Leno See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brandon Tartikoff approached Rosie Odonnell in 1994 about hosting the Tonight Show once a week, on Fridays, as Joan Rivers had done for Johnny Carson. She gleefully accepted; but then got word later that Jay Leno was vetoing the idea because he did not like to take days off. He did not ever let there to be any guest hosts on his program during his reign on the Tonight Show. When an interviewer asked him why he responded "Are you kidding me? That's how I got my job". See more »

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Jay Leno: It was so cold in California today, Scott Peterson has said he's actually looking forward to going to Hell.
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Tonite
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Composed by Branford Marsalis
(1992-2009)
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The best late night TV show by far.
8 June 2001 | by Brian-272See all my reviews

NBC had no need to worry they knew all along they had picked the right man to fill the shoes of Johnny Carson. Since 1992 Jay Leno has been the king of late night, Jay tells the best and funniest jokes you could imagine. Jay always has that feel good attitude and can brighten a day up for anyone who is depressed, plus Jay is a very caring person you can tell that the way he treats all of his very famous guest. "The, Tonight Show" band is the best the most interesting things about Jay are the many segments of the show he does. "Headlines", and the jaywalk are two of his most popular and funny segments. Believe me just watch this show one time and become a regular viewer Jay Leno is that great of a host.


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