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TV Guide Magazine's 60 Greatest Talk Show Moments

Bette Midler, Johnny Carson

They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.

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NBC Developing a Johnny Carson Miniseries

Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC.

The Peacock is developing a miniseries based on the life of the legendary Tonight Show host, the network announced Thursday.

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TV's 60 Greatest Catchphrases

Neil Patrick Harris

These indelible and infinitely quotable words spoken by our favorite TV characters and personalities are forever etched in our brains. Not that there's anything wrong with that... read more

The Biz: Johnny Carson Comes to iTunes

Johnny Carson

Heeeeere's Johnny — on your iPhone, iPad or laptop. Starting Tuesday, fans of Aunt Blabby, Art Fern, Carnac the Magnificent, and Johnny Carson's biting monologues can download editions of his The Tonight Show from the '60s through ...
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The Monday Playlist: Siberia vs. Dome, Carson on TCM, Gideon's Army on HBO

Sam, Daniel

For many a new show, airing on NBC is its own form of being stranded in Siberia. And so it is with Siberia, a clunky new thriller in the guise of a reality-adventure competition show — take all of the we're-not-here-to-make-friends clichés and add violent mysterious death, shot in a Blair Witch Project-meets-Survivor style. This weird drama/reality hybrid — not as silly as ABC's Whodunnit?, but just as unconvincing — has the terrible luck to arrive on the scene going head to head (Monday, 10/9c) with CBS's Under the Dome, a week after the Stephen King project opened to blockbuster ratings.

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Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Drummer Ed Shaughnessy Dies at 84

Ed Shaughnessy, Johnny Carson

Longtime Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy died Friday in his Calabasas, Calif., home of a heart attack, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 84.

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NBC Ponders Expanded Tonight Show and Revamped Late Night

Jimmy Fallon

As NBC plans next year's Tonight Show handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon, the network is taking a hard look at all of its late night options. That includes a potentially extreme makeover of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon once Fallon departs. The network has also given serious consideration to expanding The Tonight Show back to 90 minutes under Fallon, insiders confirm. Such an expansion might have led to a much smaller, 30 minute Late Night. But sources say the 90-minute Tonight Show idea has now been tabled.

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Comedian Jonathan Winters Dies at 87

Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters, the actor and comedian best known for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Mork & Mindy, has died. He was 87. read more

Joan Rivers Finally Confronts the Late Johnny Carson — Seriously

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers may finally get closure: During this week's Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Rivers will finally confront the late Tonight Show host Johnny Carson... seriously.

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David Letterman Rips "Crazy" Tonight Show Succession Plan: "What Are They Thinking?"

David Letterman

Shortly after NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next year, David Letterman got a phone call. But the call wasn't from Leno, Fallon or even Conan O'Brien.

"I got a call from my mom today. She says, 'Well, David, I see you... read more

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