Late Night

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Late Night is a long-running late night talk show franchise that follows The Tonight Show on NBC. The brand premiered in 1982 when Johnny Carson gained control of the timeslot following his Tonight Show, leading to Tomorrow, a talk show that followed the Tonight Show since 1973, being cancelled. The brand has been applied to four shows, which most notably launched the careers of David Letterman and Conan O'Brien in late night television. Although Letterman's show was the first to feature the Late Night name, Tomorrow had preceded it as a talk show in the timeslot following The Tonight Show.

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Late Night with David Letterman Talk Show NBC 1982–93
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Talk Show NBC 1993–2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Talk Show NBC 2009–14
Late Night with Seth Meyers Talk Show NBC 2014–present

See also

Late Night Talk Shows

NBC: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonLate Night with Seth Meyers

CBS: The Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Late Late Show with James Corden

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live


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