Poll: Who Should Play Johnny Carson In NBC’s Mini-Series?

You’ll be hearing plenty of this back on TV in the near future – “Heeeere’s Johnny!”

It was announced on Thursday that NBC is developing a miniseries based on the life of the legendary Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, reports the L.A. Times.

The project is based on the upcoming biography Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait by author Bill Zehme. The story will cover Carson’s childhood growing up in Nebraska and his 30-year run as Tonight host, which ran from 1962-92.

Who should play Johnny Carson

The miniseries will also touch on “his often secluded off-camera life and friendships he made throughout his career as one of the most beloved TV personalities of all time,” NBC says.

The role of Carson has not yet been cast, but we thought of shortlist of actors who we think could play the role of Carson and do it justice. Vote who you think should be cast below!

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