Johnny Carson TV Show ‘There’s …Johnny!’ Finds a New Streaming Home

by Jeremy Spirogis
Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show

Paul Reiser could also be best-known for starring within the Emmy-award successful sitcom, Mad About You with Helen Hunt — and extra just lately, from his position as Dr. Sam Owens on Stranger Things. However, he’s now selling his TV sequence about Johnny Carson. What’s the present about, and the place will or not it’s streaming?

‘There’s …Johnny!’ is a fictionalized behind-the-scenes take a look at Johnny Carson’s discuss present

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Host Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1982 | Gene Arias/NBCU Photo Bank

Reiser is the author, creator and govt producer of There’s…Johnny! The TV present, based mostly on the longest-running and most profitable discuss present in American tv historical past, is a fictional depiction of what occurred behind the scenes on the unique late-night discuss present.

Reiser, interviewed, just lately on the Today present‘s Third Hour, described what There’s …Johnny! is all about.

“It takes place in 1972, which is precisely when Johnny Carson moved the Tonight Show from New York out to California, lovely downtown Burbank, and it actually took on a complete new life at that time,” the Mad About You alum stated.

Reiser defined that the present is each a really humorous comedy, however with some heart-breaking dramatic moments, that he’s very pleased with producing. He instructed the Today hosts that he received to faucet into the hosts’ archives to make the sequence:

We all the time wished to have the cooperation and the blessing of Carson’s firm, and fortunately they beloved the thought they usually partnered with us. …We recreated the set and made it as genuine as we may. Everybody is fictitious apart from Johnny, in fact who see you on digital camera.

Paul Reiser was thrilled to make use of outdated ‘Tonight Show’ movies — that includes a few of his precise visitors

With entry to all the Johnny Carson present archives, the There’s …Johnny! incorporates genuine footage together with the newer recorded scripted footage. Reiser was extremely keen about these outdated movies, which he gushed about on Today:

For me, a part of the joys is we use these precise clips from the present. I simply went into the archives like a child within the sweet store, and was like, who did I keep up watching? George Carlin, Albert Brooks, Steve Martin – so, we received to make use of these clips and typically we weave them into the story of the present, and typically, they’re just a bit icing on the cake.

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Paul Reiser on the New York premiere for FX’s Fosse/Verdon in Apr. 2019 | Nicholas Hunt/WireImage

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The first season of the sequence is comprised of seven episodes. There’s …Johnny! tells the story of Andy, a 19-year-old younger man from Nebraska, as he begins work at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Andy is performed by Ian Nelson, beforehand seen in The Hunger Games and The Boy Next Door. Jan Levy (recognized for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Suburgatory) performs Joy Greenfield, Andy’s co-worker and attainable love curiosity. Tony Danza, of Taxi and Who’s the Boss fame, portrays Fred de Cordova, the producer of the Tonight Show.

Where is the Johnny Carson present streaming?

There’s …Johnny! initially premiered on Hulu in Nov. of 2017. However, the present has now discovered a brand new streaming house on Peacock. NBC’s streaming platform.

The program was reviewed favorably, scoring an encouraging 83% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes. In the Today interview, Reiser inspired even those that usually are not accustomed to the unique Tonight Show to observe it — and discover their method to Carson’s charisma that manner.

“For people who are like in their twenties,” Resier defined, “who don’t really remember Johnny or know much about him, it’s a lovely way to be introduced.” 

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