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Tonight Starring Jack Paar

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Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Premiere July 29, 1957
Finale September 28, 1962
Creator Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.
Host Jack Paar
Network/Provider NBC
Style 105-minute late-night talk show
Seasons 5
Origin USA
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Tonight Starring Jack Paar is a late-night talk show that aired on NBC. For a time, the show was officially known as The Jack Paar Show, and for a short time Jack Paar Tonight. After this show ended, The Tonight Show name was officially used for this show's successor, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Following this show, Paar did similarly themed and named shows including The Jack Paar Program (1962–65, NBC) and Jack Paar Tonite (1973, ABC).



Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Jack Paar Host 1 2 3 4 5 6
Franklin Pangborn Sidekick 1
Hugh Downs Announcer 1 2 3 4 5 6


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One July 29, 1957 1958
Season Two 1958 1959
Season Three 1959 1960
Season Four September 19, 1960 1961
Season Five 1961 September 28, 1962


DVD Releases

There has not been a DVD release for this show.

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