Newswire: Johnny Carson is coming back to late night

With David Letterman’s retirement, the face of late night has been forever changed, with a new crop of hosts in the network slots and Conan making his own way over at TBS. However, a new old face is coming to compete with the young bloods: Johnny Carson is returning to late night.

According to Variety, Antenna TV, a digital channel devoted to vintage TV shows, “has struck a multi-year deal with Carson Entertainment Group to license hundreds of hours of the NBC late night institution.” Antenna will run episodes that originally aired from 1972 until 1992, when Carson finally retired. The first ten years of the show, before it moved to Burbank, have been lost to time; only a handful remain intact. The network will begin airing episodes on January 1st, 2016, starting with an episode from New Years Day 1982 featuring Eddie Murphy and McLean Stevenson.

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