Premise

The venerable show that became one of TV's sturdiest (and most profitable) institutions, and a window into American culture. Like `Today,' `Tonight' was the brainchild of NBC exec Sylvester `Pat' Weaver. Originally telecast live from New York, it went to tape in the late '50s (which enabled censors to snip Jack Paar's `w.c.' joke, prompting him to walk off the show) and to L.A in 1972, so his successor, Johnny Carson---who hosted the show for 30 years---could have access to more celebrities.

Guest Stars

Tim Allen
19 Episodes (2001-2014)
Dr. Phil
18 Episodes (2002-2008)
Jay Mohr
16 Episodes (2003-2013)
Tom Green
13 Episodes (2000-2012)
Jewel
12 Episodes (2000-2013)
Nelly
10 Episodes (2002-2013)
Kevin Hart
9 Episodes (2011-2013)
Ron Howard
9 Episodes (2000-2011)
Will Smith
9 Episodes (2001-2008)
Louis C.K.
9 Episodes (2001-2014)
Prince
9 Episodes (2001-2009)
Joy Behar
9 Episodes (2003-2014)
Mel Gibson
8 Episodes (2000-2012)
Snoop
8 Episodes (2001-2010)
Vin Diesel
8 Episodes (2001-2013)
India.Arie
8 Episodes (2001-2013)
Bernie Mac
7 Episodes (2001-2007)
Dane Cook
7 Episodes (2001-2013)
Eva Mendes
7 Episodes (2003-2011)
Jane Lynch
7 Episodes (2010-2013)
Snoop Dogg
7 Episodes (2001-2010)
Sting
7 Episodes (2000-2013)
Tom Hanks
7 Episodes (2001-2007)
Carrot Top
7 Episodes (2000-2013)
Macy Gray
7 Episodes (2001-2012)
Bob Costas
7 Episodes (2000-2014)
Paula Deen
7 Episodes (2008-2013)
Joss Stone
7 Episodes (2004-2012)
Jonah Hill
7 Episodes (2007-2012)
Chris Rock
6 Episodes (2001-2010)
Elton John
6 Episodes (2000-2006)
Jim Carrey
6 Episodes (2000-2011)
Jim Norton
6 Episodes (2004-2013)
Roseanne
6 Episodes (2003-2011)
Seth Rogen
6 Episodes (2007-2011)
Matt Lauer
6 Episodes (2000-2013)
Common
6 Episodes (2001-2008)
Mark Cuban
6 Episodes (2001-2014)
Tim McGraw
6 Episodes (2001-2013)
Usher
6 Episodes (2001-2013)
Vince Gill
6 Episodes (2002-2014)
Akon
6 Episodes (2005-2014)
Aimee Mann
6 Episodes (2000-2008)
Al Gore
6 Episodes (2000-2007)
Dido
6 Episodes (2000-2008)
Seal
6 Episodes (2000-2012)
Emma Stone
6 Episodes (2008-2013)
Bob Saget
5 Episodes (2006-2013)
Eric Bana
5 Episodes (2003-2009)
Lucy Liu
5 Episodes (2000-2006)
Mike Myers
5 Episodes (2002-2008)
Noah Wyle
5 Episodes (2000-2005)
Rob Lowe
5 Episodes (2000-2011)
Steve-O
5 Episodes (2004-2005)
Tara Reid
5 Episodes (2001-2005)
Joe Rogan
5 Episodes (2001-2011)
Beck
5 Episodes (2001-2005)
Moby
5 Episodes (2000-2012)
Clay Aiken
5 Episodes (2003-2008)
Kid Rock
5 Episodes (2000-2006)
Ludacris
5 Episodes (2002-2010)
Tina Fey
5 Episodes (2002-2006)
Ed Helms
5 Episodes (2008-2011)
Pink
5 Episodes (2000-2003)
Diane Lane
4 Episodes (2003-2011)
Hugh Grant
4 Episodes (2002-2007)
Jason Lee
4 Episodes (2005-2007)
John Cho
4 Episodes (2004-2011)
Josh Lucas
4 Episodes (2005-2012)
Jude Law
4 Episodes (2001-2006)
Rene Russo
4 Episodes (2000-2011)
P. Diddy
4 Episodes (2001-2008)
Eli Roth
4 Episodes (2010-2013)
Jason Mraz
4 Episodes (2003-2008)
Jill Scott
4 Episodes (2001-2011)
Ken Jeong
4 Episodes (2010-2013)
Ryan Adams
4 Episodes (2001-2007)
Tyrese
4 Episodes (2001-2007)
Guy Fieri
4 Episodes (2009-2013)
Mika
4 Episodes (2007-2013)
Duffy
4 Episodes (2008-2010)
Adam Brody
3 Episodes (2005-2012)
Al Franken
3 Episodes (2003-2005)
Amy Adams
3 Episodes (2009-2013)
Dane Cook
3 Episodes (2001-2013)
Demi Moore
3 Episodes (2006-2010)
Helen Hunt
3 Episodes (2008-2012)
Jane Fonda
3 Episodes (2005-2011)
Jet Li
3 Episodes (2000-2001)
Jim Norton
3 Episodes (2004-2013)
Joan Allen
3 Episodes (2000-2008)
Jon Heder
3 Episodes (2005-2006)
Kal Penn
3 Episodes (2004-2011)
Meg Ryan
3 Episodes (2000-2004)
Rhys Ifans
3 Episodes (2002-2012)
Rose Byrne
3 Episodes (2011-2013)
Sandra Oh
3 Episodes (2005-2005)
Steve Zahn
3 Episodes (2001-2005)
Tyra Banks
3 Episodes (2005-2005)
Zach Braff
3 Episodes (2002-2007)
Brandy
3 Episodes (2002-2012)
Molly Sims
3 Episodes (2000-2003)
Rick Fox
3 Episodes (2001-2010)
Zac Efron
3 Episodes (2008-2012)
Ashanti
3 Episodes (2002-2008)
Ciara
3 Episodes (2004-2009)
Bill Hader
3 Episodes (2007-2013)
The Game
3 Episodes (2007-2011)
Sean Paul
3 Episodes (2003-2006)
B.B. King
3 Episodes (2003-2008)
Babyface
3 Episodes (2001-2013)
Chris Pine
3 Episodes (2010-2012)
David Cook
3 Episodes (2008-2011)
Hoda Kotb
3 Episodes (2011-2014)
Joe Biden
3 Episodes (2007-2010)
Robyn
3 Episodes (2010-2011)
Josh Gad
3 Episodes (2013-2013)
Nick Thune
3 Episodes (2006-2011)
Andy Cohen
3 Episodes (2012-2013)
Ledisi
3 Episodes (2008-2012)
Rob Thomas
3 Episodes (2005-2006)
Ali Larter
2 Episodes (2006-2007)
Anna Faris
2 Episodes (2012-2013)
Brad Pitt
2 Episodes (2001-2001)
Cher
2 Episodes (2010-2013)
DJ Qualls
2 Episodes (2002-2005)