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Johnny Carson Back On The Small Screen

by Doc Murphy

NBC announced yesterday that they are developing a miniseries based on the life of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson.

They said the project will work of the upcoming biography called "Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait" from author and biographer Bill Zeheme.  The book is said to encompass Johnny's childhood in Nebrasha, his private live behind the camera, and the friendships he made during his 30 years as host of "The Tonight Show".

What NBC didn't tell us...who will play the legendary late night host?
Casting for the role has yet to be announced and there is not a speciified airdate yet.

Johnny Carson passed away in January of 2005 at the age of 79.