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[09/19/13 - 10:26 AM]
NBC Developing Miniseries Based on Life of Iconic "Tonight Show" Host Johnny Carson
The project will be based Bill Zehme's upcoming biography "Carson the Magnificent."







CARSON THE MAGNIFICENT (NBC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/19/13
STATUS:
currently in development
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, September 2013) NBC is in development on a miniseries about the life of legendary late-night talk show host Johnny Carson. Based on the upcoming biography "Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait" (Simon and Schuster) by Bill Zehme, the project will cover Carson's legendary 30-year run (1962-92) as host of "The Tonight Show," as well as his childhood growing up in Nebraska, his often secluded off-camera life and friendships he made throughout his career as one of the most beloved TV personalities of all time. Casting for the iconic star will be named at a later date.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Zehme as EP/BOOK
· John Davies as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available