The Tonight Show

The Tonight Show has a long, successful history - and it shows no signs of cooling off. It started its run over 60 years ago, back in 1954. Steve Allen was the first host. He was succeeded by Jack Paar in 1957, and Johnny Carson took over the reins in 1962. Johnny was the "King of Late Night" for 30 years, until he retired in 1992. Except for a brief replacement run in 2009 by Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno was the host from 1992 -2014.

Tonight Show History

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The show originally started in New York City, broadcasting from Studio in . In 1972, Johnny Carson transplanted the show to "beautiful downtown Burbank" where it taped from the NBC studio facility. In 2015, it returned to NBC studios in New York with host Jimmy Fallon.