The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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Arsenio Hall Show Canceled Three Months After Getting Renewed

Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall better find a way to re-cork that champagne. Three months after his late-night show was renewed, The Arsenio Hall Show has now been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

The syndicated talk show was... read more

Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

Jay Leno

When Johnny Carson signed off from The Tonight Show in 1992, his reign as the King of Late Night was celebrated with an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Granted, the competition that year was sparse: Fox's sketch-comedy show In Living Color and NBC's Late Night with David Letterman were the only others nominated.

This year, as newly retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno attempts to secure one final nomination in the category now known as... read more

Jay Leno on David Letterman's Retirement: He and I Are Going to Broadway

Jay Leno, David Letterman

David Letterman hasn't revealed what he plans to do after he retires from The Late Show in 2015, but his former rival Jay Leno has a suggestion: head to the Great White Way.

When Extra asked Leno about Letterman's recent retirement announcement, Leno joked: "You know, he and I are going to do The Sunshine Boys on Broadway, so we're very excited about that."

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Jay Leno Appears on The Arsenio Hall Show to Announce Season 2 Renewal

Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall

Well that didn't take long!

Less than three weeks after leaving The Tonight Show, Jay Leno returned to late-night to help make a special announcement.

Fall TV 2014 Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

On Wednesday's episode of The Arsenio Hall Show, Leno sneaked up from behind Hall and gave the first of two big surprises. The second, via an inconspicuous-looking letter, was Leno's reveal that The Arsenio Hall Show has been renewed for a second season.

CBS Television Distribution sent out a release shortly thereafter making the renewal official. "Since 9/9/13, I've been waking up without... read more

E!'s Hello Ross Returns: Will Jay Leno Make A Guest Appearance?

Ross Mathews

Jay Leno out, Ross Mathews in! The beloved, former Tonight Show intern returns to E! with Season 2 of his hit talk show, Hello Ross (premiering Friday, Feb. 21 at 10/9c), but there's no confirmation of his ex-boss's appearance just yet.

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Beyond Harry: 9 More Refreshing Changes Coming to American Idol

Randy Jackson

Can American Idol continue its winning revamp? The reality competition series has already introduced Harry Connick Jr. to the new judging panel, guitar-accompanied auditions, The Chamber, abbreviated Hollywood rounds and even a viewer-decided semifinalist vote. As Idol enters Rush Week -- airing Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (8/7c, Fox) -- more changes are on the way to revitalize the teenaged show. read more

Ratings: Leno Draws Biggest Audience Since Seinfeld Finale; Olympics Opens Big

Jay Leno

Jay Leno went out (again) on a high note.

The host's final Tonight Show Thursday drew 14.6 million viewers and a 3.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the show's biggest audience since Jerry Seinfeld visited the night of the sitcom's ...
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Sandra Bullock Bids an Emotional Farewell to Jay Leno

Sandra Bullock, Jay Leno

Sandra Bullock was one of the guests on Jay Leno's penultimate episode of The Tonight Show Wednesday, and the Oscar-nominated actress became emotional as she thanked Leno for always treating her with respect — even when her films were less than great.

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VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Shares Words of Wisdom to Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus, Jay Leno

Money can't buy happiness, but according to Miley Cyrus it can keep Justin Bieber out of trouble.

"You've got a lot of money. Pay people to make sure you don't get in trouble, and party at your house. Buy a house, and add a club to it," Cyrus advised the singer, who was recently charged with a DUI and assault, on Thursday's episode of TheTonight Show.

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Jay Leno on Losing Tonight Show to Conan: I Was "Blindsided"

Jay Leno

As he prepares to step down once again, Jay Leno is finally speaking out about when he first lost The Tonight Show to Conan O'Brien in 2009.

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Premiered: May 25, 1992, on NBC
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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.

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