After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening humorous monologue, followed by several celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and musical numbers.
|尼尔·西蒙 (Neil Simon)||饰||嘉宾|
|索拉·伯奇 (Thora Birch)||饰||嘉宾|
|Kenny Loggins||饰||Self - Musical Guest|
|汤姆·汉克斯 (Tom Hanks)||饰||Himself - Guest|
|出品公司||Nerd Corps Productions V.1 Inc.|
|Nelson Page Entertainment|
|Big Dog Productions (225 episodes,1992)|
|Universal Media Studios (UMS) (42 episodes,2007)|
|NBC Studios (51 episodes,1995)|
|Universal Television (69 episodes,2011)|
|NBC Universal Television (14 episodes,1997)|
|NBC电视台 (1 episode,2000)|
- On September 27, 2004, the 50th anniversary of The Tonight Show's debut, NBC announced that Conan O'Brien would take over the show in 2009. Leno was still leading the late-night ratings, but O'Brien was promised the show, so that he would not leave NBC. NBC did not want to lose Leno either, and created 杰·雷诺秀 (2009), the first nightly network primetime talk show. In 2010, due to poor ratings for both O'Brien and Leno's shows, NBC wanted to move Leno's show into O'Brien's timeslot, with O'Brien's "Tonight Show" airing at 12:05 a.m. O'Brien publicly announced that he would rather leave the show than allow that to happen. NBC and O'Brien reached a settlement to allow him to leave the show seven months into his tenure. Leno returned to "The Tonight Show" in March 2010.
- The Tonight Show's previous host, 约翰尼·卡森, never once appeared on successor 杰·雷诺's show. Carson did, however, appear twice on rival late night talk show 大卫·莱特曼晚间秀 (1993) (in a walk-on appearance soon after Letterman's show debuted, and later, in a filmed sketch). In the years following Carson's "Tonight Show" retirement, he reportedly contributed jokes to Letterman's monologues from time to time.
- 巴拉克·奥巴马's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #17.50 (2009) marked the first television talk show appearance by a sitting President.