The Tonight Show

  1. U2 Helps Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debut To 11.3 Million Viewers

    February 19, 2014 1:51 AM EST Jimmy Fallon's start as host of "The Tonight Show" is a ratings winner for NBC. Nielsen company figures released Tuesday show 11.3 million people tuned in to watch Fallon's New York debut on Monday night. Jimmy Fallon: The Bill ...

  2. NBC's Late Night Fiasco Tops Associated Press 2010 Entertainment Stories Of The Year

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK - What began as a grand, highly promoted experiment in late-night, ended in a fiasco that made NBC a laughing stock and captivated the country. In January 2010, NBC sought to displace their newly crowned "Tonight Show" host, Con ...

  3. Conan O'Brien Returns To TV In Downsized Role

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Former "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien returned to television on Monday (Nov. 8), more than nine months after he lost his coveted network job, and poked fun at his downsized gig on a cable channel. His opening monologue, predictab ...

  4. Music Director Rickey Minor Leaves 'Idol' For 'Tonight'

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" bandleader and music director Rickey Minor is leaving the show after this season to become the music director on "The Tonight Show." Rickey Minor's on-air debut alongside Jay Leno will be June 7. Current &q ...

  5. Kevin Eubanks To Leave The 'Tonight Show'

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Eubanks said Monday during a taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that he is departing the late-night staple next month. "After 18 years, I just need a change of pace and see what else is going on," the s ...

  6. Conan O'Brien To Debut New Late-night Show On TBS

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Months after being jettisoned as the host of "The Tonight Show," Conan O'Brien announced Monday that we will join cable channel TBS in November to host a late-night talk show. "In three months I've gone from network televi ...

  7. Conan O'Brien Shakes Off "Tonight Show," Hits The Road

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Former late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien on Thursday unveiled plans to poke fun at being barred from television in a live comedy show that will tour U.S. and Canadian theaters starting next month. The 30-city tour, titled "Legally ...

  8. Conan O'Brien Refuses Midnight 'Tonight Show' Slot

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien announced Tuesday afternoon that he will not accept NBC's offer to host the show starting at 12:05 a.m., firing another salvo in the intra-network warfare between him and Jay Leno. "So it ...

  9. The Flaming Lips to Open a Pop-Up Store

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For one day only, the Flaming Lips will have its own store in Hollywood. Warner Bros. Records is promoting the Oklahoma City band's new album "Embryonic" by opening a pop-up store on Oct. 15. The store, located at the Nike/Ricardo M ...

  10. Prince To Play Four Nights On Leno

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prince will perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno three nights in a row, March 25-27, as he builds anticipation for the March 29 release of two new albums, "LOtUSFLOW3R" and "MPLSoUND." Prince will perform a fourth night on ...

  11. Jay Leno Takes His Act To Prime-Time TV

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Comedian Jay Leno will host a new prime-time television talk show five nights a week in 2009 on struggling network NBC after his planned retirement from his popular late-night program "The Tonight Show," NBC said on Tuesday. The new one- ...

  12. 'Tonight Show' Announces Concert Series Lineup

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dwight Yoakam, Usher, Sheryl Crow and Al Green will play the Mercedes-Benz Summer Concert series, the annual outdoor concert series that airs on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on NBC. Yoakam kicks off the 11-show series with a performa ...

  13. Johnny Carson Dead At 79

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Tonight Show" host dies at Malibu home. "Tonight Show" host dies at Malibu home. News ...

  14. Johnny Carson Dead At 79

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Johnny Carson, the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" who became a national institution by putting his viewers to bed for 30 years, died today (Jan. 23) of emphysema at his Malibu Johnny Carson, the host of NBC& ...