The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Comedy

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TMDB Summary: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarnation of the Tonight Show franchise made its debut on May 25, 1992, three days following Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the program. The program originates from NBC Studios in Burbank, California, and is broadcast Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM in the Eastern and Pacific time zones. Unlike Carson or his predecessor Jack Paar, Leno only once utilized a guest host, preferring to host the series by himself. On April 26, 1999, the show began broadcasting in 1080i HDTV, Read Morebecoming the first American nightly talk show to be shot in high definition. The show is shot in 16:9 aspect ratio. The series, which followed the same basic format as that of his predecessors, ran until May 29, 2009, after which Leno was succeeded by Conan O'Brien. NBC signed Leno to a new deal for a nightly talk show in the 10:00 pm ET timeslot. The primetime series, titled The Jay Leno Show, debuted on September 14, 2009, following a similar format to the Leno incarnation of Tonight.

WatchSeriedHD Summary: Jay Leno follows in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. Having celebrated the show’s 11th anniversary in May 2003, Leno has created his own unique late-night style with a combination of humor, talk and entertainment each night at 11:35 p.m. ET – the wee hours when viewers want to wind down with a few laughs before drifting off to dreamland. Considered by many to be a “variety” show, The Tonight Show features a nightly monologue and news-making guests, as well as ongoing comedy segments including Headlines, Request Line, Tonight Show Side Show, Jaywalking, and Battle of Jaywalking All-Stars. The result is a unique look at today’s pop culture. Conan O’Brien took over as host in June 2009. However, after Jay’s 10pm show was canceled and an attempted time slot change for ‘The Tonight Show’, Conan O’Brien decided to quit hosting & leave NBC on January 22nd, 2010. Jay Leno returned as ‘The Tonight Show’ host on March 1st, 2010. Click here to hear the theme song.

Network: NBC
Country: US
First Airdate: May/25/1992
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