The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is a late-night talk show that airs on NBC. The series began on May 1992 as the successor to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and briefly ended in May 2009 when Conan O'Brien from Late Night with Conan O'Brien became the host of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and Leno moved to a primetime series, The Jay Leno Show.
In January 2010, NBC announced that it would be removing O'Brien from his position as host of The Tonight Show and reinstating Leno due to the poor reception of Leno's primetime show and the complexity of his contract. Had NBC released Leno from his contract, they would have been subject to paying a reported $150 million penalty. As a result, The Jay Leno Show was cancelled and Leno resumed hosting duties at The Tonight Show on March 1, 2010.
|Season One||May 25, 1992||—||—|
|Season Nine||—||September 21, 2001||—|
|Season Ten||September 24, 2001||September 27, 2002||—|
|Season Eleven||September 30, 2002||September 19, 2003||—|
|Season Twelve||September 22, 2003||September 17, 2004||—|
|Season Thirteen||September 20, 2004||September 16, 2005||222|
|Season Fourteen||September 19, 2005||September 15, 2006||211|
|Season Fifteen||September 18, 2006||September 14, 2007||223|
|Season Sixteen||September 17, 2007||September 19, 2008||187|
|Season Seventeen||September 22, 2008||May 29, 2009||152|
|Season Eighteen||March 1, 2010||September 17, 2010||122|
|Season Nineteen||September 20, 2010||—||—|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There has not been a DVD release for this show.
- Official NBC website for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Episodes, TV Listings, News, Photos and More at TVGuide.com