Late-night talk show

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A late-night talk show is a genre of talk show popular in the United States, where the format originated.wikipedia
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

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The late-night talk show format was popularized, though not invented, by Johnny Carson with The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on NBC.
It originally aired during late-night.

The Tonight Show

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The first version of The Tonight Show, Tonight Starring Steve Allen, debuted in 1954 on NBC.
The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show currently broadcast from the NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center in New York City, the show's original location (a tradition interrupted by decades of emanating from various studios in the Los Angeles region) and airing on NBC since 1954.

Late night television

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The late-night talk show format was popularized, though not invented, by Johnny Carson with The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on NBC.
In the United States and Canada, the term is synonymous with the late-night talk show, a type of comedic talk and variety show.

Tonight Starring Jack Paar

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The show returned to the original format that year and was renamed Tonight Starring Jack Paar, with Jack Paar assuming hosting duties.
It originally aired during late-night.

House band

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Many late night talk shows feature a house band which generally performs cover songs for the studio audience during commercial breaks and occasionally will back up a guest artist.
House bands remain a late-night talk show fixture, with many of them also serving as unsuspecting straight men for the host's jokes, musically introducing guests, playing in and out of commercials, composing original pieces of music for sketches, and backing up musical guests.

Tonight Starring Steve Allen

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The first version of The Tonight Show, Tonight Starring Steve Allen, debuted in 1954 on NBC.
Tonight was the first late-night talk show, as well as the first late night television series of any time to achieve long-term success.

Late Night with David Letterman

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The agreement gave Carson's production company ownership of the timeslot following Tonight, which, a year later, Carson Productions and NBC used to create Late Night with David Letterman.
Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman.

The Late Show (1986 talk show)

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In 1986, Joan Rivers joined the brand new Fox network, where she would host her own late night talk show, The Late Show which competed directly against The Tonight Show.
It is also the first late-night show hosted by Arsenio Hall.

Arsenio Hall

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Rivers was fired from The Late Show in 1987 after abysmal ratings and a battle with network executives, leading to her being replaced by Arsenio Hall.
He is best known for hosting The Arsenio Hall Show, a late-night talk show that ran from 1989 until 1994, and again from 2013 to 2014.

The Arsenio Hall Show

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Hall's syndicated show, The Arsenio Hall Show, began in syndication in 1988, becoming more popular among younger viewers than Carson.
The Arsenio Hall Show is an American syndicated late-night talk show created by and starring comedian Arsenio Hall.

Late Night (TV series)

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The two candidates were David Letterman (host of Late Night since 1982) and Jay Leno (Carson's regular guest host since 1987).
Late Night is an American late-night talk and variety show airing on NBC since 1982.

Late Show with David Letterman

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Leno was eventually chosen, leading to Letterman leaving the network to launch a directly competitive late-night talk show, the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in 1993.
Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise.

Conan O'Brien

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Letterman was replaced by newcomer Conan O'Brien as host of Late Night.
He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows; since 2010, he has hosted Conan on the cable channel TBS.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno debuted in 1992.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992, to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014.

The Daily Show

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The Late Late Show's second host, Craig Kilborn, followed a more conventional (albeit low-budget) late-night format; had previously served as host of The Daily Show, a late night satirical news program on Comedy Central, and upon Kilborn's departure, Jon Stewart replaced him on that show. The Colbert Report that aired four days a week on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005, was hosted by Stephen Colbert, one of the regulars on Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program.

Talk show

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A late-night talk show is a genre of talk show popular in the United States, where the format originated.

Fox Broadcasting Company

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In 1986, Joan Rivers joined the brand new Fox network, where she would host her own late night talk show, The Late Show which competed directly against The Tonight Show.
Its inaugural program was a late-night talk show, The Late Show, which was hosted by comedian Joan Rivers.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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ABC then tapped Comedy Central personality Jimmy Kimmel to host his own late night talk show (in a more traditional format) and named it Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC.

Jimmy Kimmel

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ABC then tapped Comedy Central personality Jimmy Kimmel to host his own late night talk show (in a more traditional format) and named it Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that premiered on ABC on January 26, 2003 at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California; and on April 1, 2019, at a secondary home, the Zappos Theater on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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Scottish native Craig Ferguson succeeded Kilborn as host of The Late Late Show in 2005, renaming it The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson.

Craig Ferguson

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Scottish native Craig Ferguson succeeded Kilborn as host of The Late Late Show in 2005, renaming it The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
He was also the host of the CBS late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–14).

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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Former Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon took over as host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 2, 2009.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon

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Former Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon took over as host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 2, 2009.
He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and before that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The Colbert Report

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The Colbert Report that aired four days a week on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005, was hosted by Stephen Colbert, one of the regulars on Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired four days a week on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005, to December 18, 2014, for 1,447 episodes.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series

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Since 2015, late-night talk shows have competed for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series; prior to that, the genre competed against general variety shows for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series.
Since 1994, all of the winners in this category have been late-night talk shows.