The Johnny Carson Show

1955, TV Show

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Eddie Murphy to Host the Oscars

Eddie Murphy

Brett Ratner got his wish: Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards, the academy announced Tuesday.

"Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever," Ratner, who's producing the Oscars, said. "With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances — especially on stage — I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and ...
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Jack Benny and Other Announced Releases

Jack Benny Show courtesy Timeless Media Group

New releases announced today, March 15:The Jack Benny Show - The Best Of: 2-DVD Tin will be coming out May 6 Red Skelton - America's Clown Prince will be coming out May 6 The Best of Sergeant Preston of the Yukon will be coming out May 6 Here's The Johnny Carson Show will be coming out May 6 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

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Premiered: June 30, 1955, on CBS
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Premise: As a rising star in the '50s, the future host of `The Tonight Show' presided over this variety show, which featured a little singing and a lot of comedy. Although it lasted less than a year, Carson must have been doing something right, because six years later he began his three-decade reign as the king of late-night TV.

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