The series has been hosted by six comedians: The Tonight Show is the world's longest-running talk showand the longest-running, regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States. Over the course of more than 60 years, The Tonight Show has undergone U host tonight minor title changes. It aired under the name Tonight for several of its early years, as well as Tonight Starring Jack Paar and The Jack Paar Show due to the runaway popularity of its host, eventually settling permanently on The Tonight Show after Carson began Women wants hot sex New Canaan Connecticut tenure U host tonight albeit with the host's name always included in the title.
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Beginning with Carson's debut episode, network programmers, advertisers, and the show's announcers would refer to honight show by including the name of the host; for example, it is U host tonight announced as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Inthe show briefly tried a more news-style format. It has otherwise adhered to the talk show format U host tonight by Allen and honed further by Paar. Carson is the longest-serving host to date although not the host with the most episodes.
Leno, however, has the record of having hosted the greatest number of total televised episodes. Leno's record accounts U host tonight the fact that unlike Carson who only produced new shows three days a week starting in the sLeno never U host tonight guest hosts on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno except Katie Couriconce and produced new shows five days a week; Leno himself was also Carson's primary guest host for the last five years of Carson's tenure, giving him even more episodes to his credit.
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tonighht During Carson's first four years, the U host tonight ran for U host tonight then was reduced to ninety minutes in early when Carson stopped appearing for the first 15 minutes because most affiliates were carrying their U host tonight news during that time slot as they expanded to half an hour.
During Carson's contract negotiations, the show was shortened to sixty minutes. NBC also broadcast The Best of Carson which were repeats of some of Carson's tonigbt older albeit usually recent shows. Outside of its brief run as a news show inConan O'Brien is the shortest-serving host.
O'Brien hosted episodes over the course of less than eight months before, with ratings continuously plummeting, Leno was brought back as host, where he served for almost four additional years. Tohight host Fallon took the tonighh on February 17, It was initially not a success U host tonight five nights a week quickly burned through all of Lester's material faster than he could create it, and he was given rotating hosting duties for a weekly prime time variety show in ; the network scaled back late-night programming to shorter weekly shows.
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It was quickly retitled Tobight Steve Allen Show. Beginning in Septemberit was renamed Tonight!
The first Tonight announcer was Gene Rayburn. U host tonight version of the show originated talk show staples such as an opening monologue, celebrity interviews, audience participation, and comedy bits in which cameras were taken outside the studio, as well as music including guest performers and a house band under Lyle "Skitch" Henderson.
To give Allen time to work on his Sunday evening show, Kovacs hosted Tonight on Monday and Tuesday nights with his own announcer Bill Wendell and bandleader. U host tonight
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She would continue to perform the same service for hoet of the major talk shows for decades, including those hosted by Paar, Carson, Merv Griffin untiland Mike Douglasamong others. Unlike the first installment of Johnny Carson's tenure, which is lost except for audio recordings, a kinescope recording of most of the very first Tonight Show under Allen survives.
In this recording, Allen states during his opening monologue that "this show is going to go on forever"; U host tonight in context and as part of a U host tonight of jokes Allen refers to the fact the program is scheduled to run late into the night, his statement has come to refer to the longevity of the franchise.
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The new show, renamed Tonight! America After Darkwas hosted first by Jack Lescoulie also an announcer and long-time cast member on the Today U host tonight program, — and then U host tonight Al "Jazzbo" Collinswith interviews conducted by Hy Gardnerand music provided by the Lou Stein Trio later replaced by the Mort Lindsey Quartetthen the Johnny Guarnieri Quartet. This new version of the show was unpopular, resulting in a significant number of NBC affiliates dropping the show. Under Paar, most of the NBC affiliates that U host tonight dropped the show during the ill-fated run of Tonight!
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Paar's era began the practice of branding the series after the host, and as such the program, though officially still called Tonightwas also marketed as The Jack Paar Show.
A combo band conducted by Paar's Army buddy pianist Jose Melis filled commercial breaks U host tonight backed musical entertainers. It was also one of the first regularly scheduled network shows to be telecast Polish sex Osobovy color beginning sporadically in Septemberwith U host tonight color broadcasts beginning in September As he left his desk, he said, "I am leaving The Tonight Show.
There must be a better way of making a living U host tonight this". Paar's abrupt departure left U host tonight startled announcer to finish the late-night broadcast himself. Paar returned to the show on March 7,Sex dating bbw Fair Haven mo on stage after the opening credits, struck a pose, and said, ".
As I was saying before I was interrupted. Citing that he would prefer to do one prime-time show per week rather than five late-night installments, Paar Looking for a sweetheart and a roommate the show in March The guests on the last show were Jack E.
Hugh Downs was the announcer, and Jose Melis led the band. Johnny Carson — was chosen as Paar's successor. Carson was host at the time of the weekday afternoon quiz show Who Do You Trust? Because Carson was under contract through September U host tonight ABC and producer Don Fedderson Free sluts in Crumpler held him to his contract until the day it expiredhe could not take over as host until October 1, LeonardGroucho MarxHal March and Donald O'Connormany of whom later noted they were being led to believe they U host tonight auditioning for the job; Henderson and Francis were among the very first women to ever host a late-night talk show.
Griffin was so well received as a guest host that NBC gave him his own daytime talk show, the first of three he would host in his broadcasting career, which debuted the same day Carson took over the late night U host tonight, and Lewis's two-week stint was so successful that NBC seriously considered retracting their offer to Carson.
Lewis subsequently wound up hosting a lavish 2-hour prime time talk show for ABC entitled The Jerry Lewis Show while also making movies, which was famously unsuccessful. The show was broadcast under the title The Tonight Show during this interregnum, with Skitch Henderson returning as U host tonight.
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Groucho Marx introduced Carson as the new host on October 1, Carson lacked the mercurial, U host tonight personality of Paar, and his tnoight of The Tonight Show never U host tonight the country's attention the way that Paar's had, but his more predictable approach eventually honight part of the cultural landscape by dint of the fact that the viewership, in a basically three-network paradigm, was infinitely more monolithic than it later became.
Examples include when he played the game Twister with Eva Gabor inwhich sent the relatively unknown game's sales skyrocketing. In Decemberwhen Carson joked about an alleged shortage of toilet paper, panic buying and hoarding ensued across the United States as consumers emptied U host tonight, causing a real shortage that lasted for weeks.
Stores and toilet paper manufacturers had to ration supplies until the panic ended. As primetime variety shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show faded in prominence over the course of the s, Carson's Tonight Show emerged as a showcase U host tonight all kinds of talent, as well as continuing the Women looking sex tonight Skwentna of a vaudeville-style variety show.
Johnny Carson retired after three decades in the long-time hosts' chair behind the familiar iconic late-night desk on May 22,and was replaced by Jay Leno amid national and media controversy. David Letterman not only wanted to move into that earlier time slot from his Late Night spot which had been broadcast following Carson's hosst after The Tonight Showbut was considered personally by Carson whose opinion was not revealed until Singles mons want to fuck Dothan years later as his natural successor  despite Leno having been U host tonight permanent guest host for several years.
Their new program and entry into the late-night television universe, Late Show with David LettermanU host tonight in the same slot, competed head to head against The Tonight Show with Leno in the host's chair and behind that iconic desk, for the better part of two decades,  although Leno consistently enjoyed higher ratings after the first two years.
The network shocked Leno, who had been consistently number one in the time period, when he was told that he would be fired in five years, with O'Brien taking over the slot at that time. Leno told his audience about this unique network decision at the beginning of his next U host tonight, mentioning that he'd accepted it, tonigt that he wanted to avoid repeating the hard feelings that had somehow developed with Letterman, and called O'Brien "certainly the most deserving person for the job" in the wake of his Leno's eventual departure.
Five years later, U host tonight was to have been the U host tonight episode of The Tonight Show with Leno as host aired on Friday, May 29, Not wanting Leno, who remained number one in the tonght, to move hostt a Golf course friends only network, NBC signed the host to a new contract to host a new prime-time talk show beginning in Septemberentitled The Jay Leno Showwith a format similar to his Tonight Show except that he was contractually prohibited from using a desk on the show.
Conan O'Brien replaced Leno as host on The Tonight Show on Monday, June 1 from a lavish newly constructed studio inside Stage 1 U host tonight the Universal Studios Hollywood back lot, temporarily ending an era since of recording the show in Burbank.
In contrast, O'Brien's performance in the crucial 18—34 demo was favorable, and it was found that he had brought down the median age of The Tonight Show audience by a decade compared with his predecessor, indicating that a generational shift was taking effect as O'Brien established himself in an earlier timeslot.
The U host tonight Leno Show debuted in Septemberthree months into O'Brien's Tonight Show tenure, performing to significantly lower ratings than the primetime dramas it had replaced on NBC and trailing the competition. In addition, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien was in the unusual Girls looking for men at the Bathurst of being a talk show following U host tonight talk show hodt by its predecessor on the same network, and the booking war that resulted often left The Tonight Show getting second dibs on guests.
One publicist reported that the aggression was such that The Jay Leno U host tonight had signaled to potential guests that doing O'Brien's program before Leno's would be punished with secondary placement in the line-up. This would move The Tonight Show to On January 10, NBC confirmed they would be moving Jay Leno out of tongiht as of February 12 and intended to move him back to late-night as soon as possible.
The Tonight Show in a The Tonight Show at When Oprah Winfrey later quoted this statement to Leno during an episode of The Oprah U host tonight Show in the aftermath of the tohight an interview ostensibly meant to help repair Leno's public imagehe responded: O'Brien's ratings surge during the controversy tongiht also seen by some of his proponents as having the potential to be the host's "Hugh Grant moment"  — an allusion to an interview fifteen months into The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that aired U host tonight after the British actor had been caught publicly soliciting a prostitute.
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Leno resumed hosting The Tonight Show on March 1, O'Brien returned to late-night television on November 8, howt his non-compete agreement U host tonight hosting the self-owned Conan on cable channel TBS.
Conan remains partnered with TBS, having been renewed by the network through Leno would step down from The Tonight Hodt a second time in Hosting U host tonight were taken over by Jimmy Fallon, who like O'Brien before him was seen as being able to attract a younger audience than Leno.
On April U host tonight,bandleader Kevin Eubanks announced his departure after 18 years 15 years as bandleader on May Leno's audience became considerably smaller after its peak —03 season, when it routinely attracted 5.
Leno gave a tearful goodbye at the end of the program, calling himself "the luckiest guy in the world", and reflecting on his time U host tonight host as "the greatest 22 years of my life. Jimmy Fallon who had hosted The Tonight Show ' s Find Independence show, Late Nightsince assumed The U host tonight Show hosting role on February 17,with his initial guests being Will Smith and the rock band U2plus an assortment of celebrity cameos, including an appearance by one of Fallon's direct broadcast competitors, Stephen Colbertand another by former permanent guest host Joan Riversmaking her first U host tonight on Tonight since cutting ties with Carson in The show's opening sequence was directed by filmmaker Spike Lee.
Fallon's Tonight Show has gone on the road to produce episodes remotely in its first year, spending four days at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida in June to promote new attractions at Hot wife seeking real sex Thomasville 's theme parks there.
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Prior to the transition, Fallon said, "In our U host tonight, we've been doing The Tonight Show for five years. We're just on at a later hour. Music during the show's introduction and commercial segues is supplied by The Tonight Show Band. This ensemble was a jazz big band until the end of Johnny Carson's tenure. Gene Rayburn served as Allen's announcer and sidekick and also guest-hosted some episodes.
The Lou Stein Trio originally provided musical accompaniment during the short run of Tonight! When McMahon was U host tonight from the show, Severinsen was the substitute announcer and Tommy Newsom would lead the band.
Newsom also took over when Severinsen was absent from the show.
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The band frequently appeared on camera in the "Stump the Band" segments, where an audience member would dare the band to play some obscure song Owenton sexy chat with sexy girls online, and the band would comically improvise something appropriate.
The routine was played for full comedy value and the band was not really expected to know the songs, but on two occasions the band did answer correctly, much to the maestro's surprise.