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Johnny Carson Biography TV Mini-Series In The Works [VIDEO]

Many consider the late Johnny Carson as the all-time “King Of Late Night TV”, hosting “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” for 30 years. He’s got my vote. Now, reportedly NBC is working on a mini-series based on Carson’s early life and career.

Here are the details, according to a story by Bill Carter, published in the nytimes.com:

“NBC will feature one of its icons, Johnny Carson, in an ambitious biopic mini-series, the network announced on Thursday.

The timing of the special was not announced, nor the crucial decision on who will play Carson.

The Carson mini-series will be based on a long-awaited biography of the late-night star by Bill Zehme, who also will serve as an executive producer on the show. His book, “Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait,” is to be published by Simon & Schuster, although its publication has been delayed several times.

Mr. Zehme is known to have gained access to many of Carson’s personal and professional associates.

NBC said the mini-series would include details on Carson’s personal life, going back to his childhood in Nebraska.”

Watch a brief video of a classic Johnny Carson monologue:

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