The Return of Johnny Carson


While we wait for Bill Carter to finish writing the The Late Shift sequel, producers Basil Iwanyk (Clash of the Titans) of Thunder Road and Kevin J. Cleary of Content House are developing a miniseries about the drama between the Tonight Show's first three hosts: Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. The miniseries, called The King of Late Night, will be based on Robert Metz's 1980 book The Tonight Show and will explore the behind-the-scenes drama that plagued the show's hosts long before Jay Leno butted his chin in. [Deadline]