NBC is in the process of creating a miniseries based on the life of longtime Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, the network announced Thursday.
Based on Bill Zehme’s forthcoming biography Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait, the project will encompass the comedian’s three decades as NBC’s king of late night, his upbringing in Nebraska and his personal life away from the television cameras.
Carson, of course, emceed Tonight from 1962 until 1992, when he handed the show over to current host Jay Leno.
No word yet on when the Carson miniseries may air.
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