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Johnny Carson Returns to NBC -- in Prime Time This Time NY Times

NBC's late-night king for three decades, Johnny Carson, is returning to the network -- but this time he will be on in prime time. The New York Times reports that the network is working on an ambitious biographical miniseries about the former "Tonight Show" host.

Neither the timing nor the casting of Carson was announced, the story says.

"The Carson miniseries 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," the piece adds.

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