Carson Entertainment

Carson Entertainment Group (formerly Carson Productions and Carson Productions Group) is a television production company established by Johnny Carson in 1980.[1][2] The company primarily produced The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1980 to 1992 and Late Night with David Letterman from 1982 to 1993.

In addition, Carson Productions also produced many specials with Carson among other TV shows, including Teachers Only from 1982-1983, Partners in Crime from 1984 to 1985, Amen from 1986 to 1991 and TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes (co-produced with Dick Clark Productions) from 1984 to 1993.

It also produced the films The Big Chill (1983) and Desert Bloom (1986).

In the years since Carson's retirement from television (and following his death in 2005), the company's primary function has been to maintain Carson's legacy and license clips (including the sale of commercial DVDs to retail and mail order consumers) of his time hosting The Tonight Show. At the start of 2016, entire episodes were licensed by Carson Entertainment to the digital multicast network Antenna TV for nightly reruns. Johnny Carson's nephew, Jeff Sotzing, currently manages Carson Entertainment Group content.

Carson Entertainment Group
IndustryTelevision production
FounderJohnny Carson


  1. ^ Sweeney, Don (2006). Backstage at the Tonight Show: From Johnny Carson to Jay Leno. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781589793033. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  2. ^ Bushkin, Henry (2013). Johnny Carson. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780544217621. Retrieved 11 October 2017.

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2013 in home video

The following films, television shows and miniseries were released on Blu-ray Disc and/or DVD on the following dates in 2013 in the United States and Canada. Specific details are subject to change.

2014 in home video

The following films, television shows and miniseries were released on Blu-ray Disc and/or DVD on the following dates in 2014 in the United States and Canada. Specific details are subject to change.

Antenna TV

Antenna TV is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of Tribune Media. The network's programming consists of classic television series from the 1950s to the early 2000s, most of which are sourced from the content library of Sony Pictures Entertainment, along with a selection of series from Universal Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Carson Entertainment. Antenna TV's programming and advertising operations are headquartered in the Tribune Tower in Chicago, Illinois. The network's operations are overseen by Sean Compton, who serves as the president of strategic programming and acquisitions for Tribune Broadcasting.The network is available in many media markets via the digital subchannels of over-the-air broadcast television stations, and on select cable television providers, such as Xfinity and Verizon Fios through a local affiliate of the network. Antenna TV broadcasts 24 hours a day in 480i standard definition. It is a sister network to the movie-oriented multicast service This TV, in which Tribune Broadcasting maintains a 50% ownership stake.

Dick Cavett

Richard Alva Cavett (; born November 19, 1936) is an American television personality, comedian and former talk show host notable for his conversational style and in-depth discussions. He appeared regularly on nationally broadcast television in the United States in five consecutive decades, the 1960s through the 2000s.

In later years, Cavett wrote a column for the online The New York Times, promoted DVDs of his former shows as well as a book of his Times columns, and hosted replays of his TV interviews with Salvador Dalí, Groucho Marx, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Marlon Brando, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, John Lennon and others on Turner Classic Movies.

Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor.Known for his distinctive voice and premature white hair, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers, and other hardboiled characters. A prominent television role was that of Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the NBC crime series M Squad (1957–1960).

One of Marvin's most notable film projects was Cat Ballou (1965), a comedy Western in which he played dual roles. For portraying both gunfighter Kid Shelleen and criminal Tim Strawn, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, along with a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, an NBR Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actor.

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