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Which Longtime Late-Night Host Will Be Craig Ferguson's Last Late Late Show Guest?

Jay Leno

Craig Ferguson will bid farewell to late-night TV next month when he steps down as host of The Late Late Show on Friday, Dec. 19. The good news is that he'll be able to get plenty of ... read more

Jay Leno Returns to The Tonight Show for the First Time Since His Second Retirement

Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno

Jay Leno just can't quit The Tonight Show.

The late-night alum will sit down with current Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon as a guest on Friday, Nov. 7, presumably to talk about his acceptance of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last month. The ceremony will air Nov. 23 on PBS.

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Is Jay Leno Coming Back to TV?

Jay Leno

Jay Leno is close to inking a deal for his first permanent post-Tonight Show gig.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leno is near a deal with CNBC to host a primetime show that will focus on his love of cars. The program would fit right in with the network's latest push "CNBC Prime," which features original shows such as The ProfitCar Chasers and re-runs of Shark Tank. The new deal would keep him in the NBC Universal family where he's been employed since 1992.

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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.

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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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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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