List of The Tonight Show episodes

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The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show that premiered on NBC on September 27, 1954. It is the world's longest-running talk show, and the longest running, regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States. It is the third-longest-running show on NBC, after only the news and talk shows Today and Meet the Press.

Over the course of more than sixty years, The Tonight Show has undergone only minor title changes. It aired under the name Tonight for several of its early years, eventually settling on The Tonight Show after the seating of long-time host Johnny Carson in 1962. In later decades, network programmers, advertisers, and the show's announcers would refer to the show by including the name of the host; for example, it is currently announced as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

It has had six official hosts, beginning with Steve Allen (1954–57), followed by Jack Paar (1957–62), Johnny Carson (1962–92), Jay Leno (1992–2009, 2010–14), Conan O'Brien (2009–10), and Jimmy Fallon (2014–present). It has had several recurring guest hosts, a practice especially common during the Paar and Carson tenures. A total of 12,001 episodes have aired.


Allen's tenure (1954–57)[edit]

Paar's tenure (1957–62)[edit]

Carson's tenure (1962–1992)[edit]

Leno's first tenure (1992–2009)[edit]

O'Brien's tenure (2009–2010)[edit]

Leno's second tenure (2010–14)[edit]

Fallon's tenure (2014–present)[edit]



No. Original air date Guest(s) Musical/entertainment guest(s)
July 16, 2018Jamie Foxx & Taron Egerton, Zoey DeutchMark Normand
Donald Trump Video; Tonight Show News & Improved; Taron Egerton performed a song; world premiere of Robin Hood trailer; Charades (Jamie Foxx & Taron Egerton Vs. Jimmy Fallon & Zoey Deutch)
July 17, 2018David Spade, Lily JamesCharlie Puth
Beer Slogans; Julio Torres; Charlie Puth sings 90s punk music; Tonight Show Whisper Challenge (Lily James); Charlie Puth performed "The Way I Am"
July 18, 2018Amanda Seyfried, Daveed DiggsWiz Khalifa featuring Swae Lee
Audience member reads Donald Trump remark; Howard Schultz Campaign Slogans; Tonight Show #hashtags: #WorstSummerJob; Tonight Show Google Translate Songs (Amanda Seyfried); Wiz Khalifa featuring Swae Lee performed "Hopeless Romantic"
July 19, 2018Pierce Brosnan, Deepak ChopraPusha T featuring 070 Shake
July 23, 2018Tom Cruise, Parker PoseyJorja Smith
July 24, 2018Amy Poehler, Harland Williams, Tomi AdeyemiAshley McBryde
July 25, 2018Alec Baldwin, Nikki & Brie BellaToots and the Maytals
July 26, 2018Vanessa KirbyGreta Van Fleet

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