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This is about the Steve Allen hosted show. For other versions of Tonight, see The Tonight Show

Premiere September 27, 1954
Finale January 25, 1957
Creator Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.
Host Steve Allen,
Ernic Kovacs (season 3)
Network/Provider NBC
Style 105-minute late-night talk show
Seasons 3
Origin USA
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Tonight is a late-night talk show that aired on NBC. It was primarily hosted by Steve Allen, but during the show's third season, some hosting was split with Ernie Kovacs, with Kovacs hosting two out of five nights a week due to Allen also hosting the weekly The Steve Allen Show.



Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Steve Allen Host 1 2 3
Gene Rayburn Announcer 1 2 3
Lyle Henderson Bandleader 1 2 3
Ernie Kovacs Host 3
Bill Wendell Announcer 3
Ernie Kovacs Bandleader 3


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 27, 1954 1955
Season Two September 1955 1956
Season Three September 1956 January 25, 1957


DVD Releases

There has not been a DVD release for this show.

External Sites