If you have the Antenna Channel, you will soon be able to fall asleep watching Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show every night. This will be the first time the show will be broadcast regularly since Carson went off the air in 1992, turning the reigns over to Jay Leno and igniting the Late Night wars.
A sixty minute classic episode will air each night at 11pm eastern time and then rerun at 11pm in the west. You can keep watching Johnny all weekend as well with 90 minute episodes. Episodes will not be running in chronological order but rather will be culled to coincide with current relevant events, or themed weeks.
Finally a chance to watch some of your favorite comedians have their first, second and subsequent appearances with the man who made the careers of so many comedy stars, like David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, David Brenner, Steven Wright, and Richard Lewis.
“Johnny Carson was America’s night light for 30 years. The mantra of ‘we’ll watch the monologue and go to bed’ was the norm for millions of fans. The idea of running the show at the same time every night on Antenna TV will provide viewers with a feel for how the show was viewed originally. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to relive this wonderful piece of American history,” said Jeff Sotzing, President of Carson Entertainment.
The Tonight Show hosted by Johnny Carson originally aired from 1962 to 1992.
The “Johnny Carson Show” reruns (for legal reasons it can’t be called The Tonight Show) will start airing on January 1, 2016.