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TRIBECA TV 30 Minutes World Premiere

It's 1972, and everyone goes to bed together... with Johnny Carson, TV's biggest star. 19 year old Nebraskan Andy Klavin stumbles his way into a gig as a gofer at Carson's "The Tonight Show" and into a world that will change his life. There's… Johnny! takes a fictional comedic trip back in time, to go behind the man in front of the curtain, and look at the lives and loves of the people who make all of America laugh.

After the episode: A conversation with creators Paul Reiser and David Steven Simon , executive producer David Gordon Green, and cast members Tony Danza, Ian Nelson, and Jane Levy. Moderated by critically acclaimed author, Bill Carter.


Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser has spent 30+ years acting in Oscar® and Emmy® award-winning projects. He was voted one of Comedy Central's "Top 100 Comedians of All Time." 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year, with Reiser making a number of appearances on screen and behind the camera. Paul Reiser serves as writer and executive producer of the upcoming Seeso series, There’s...Johnny!

Ian Nelson

Ian’s screen debut came in a featured role in The Hunger Games. He then went on to appear in The Judge for Warner Bros., Relativity’s The Best of Me with James Marsden, Universal/ Blumhouse’s thriller The Boy Next Door opposite Jennifer Lopez, and Freak Show with Bette Midler. His TV credits include Teen Wolf, Criminal Minds,Legends, Comedy Bang Bang,Law& Order: SVU, and Fullscreen’s The Deleted. Ian will next be seen in Camp produced by James Franco and Like Me opposite Addison Timlin. Currently, he is shooting a lead role in Seeso’s There's...Johnny! comedy series.

David Steven Simon

David is a TV and film writer/producer who has either staffed, ran or co-created such hit shows as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Mad About You, Sister, Sister, The Wayans Brothers, Full House, My Two Dads and many, many more. He is currently the co-creator and an executive producer of the new SEEO series There’s Johnny.

Tony Danza

Perhaps best known for starring in Taxi and Who’s the Boss, Tony Danza has also established himself as a song and dance man, recently receiving rave reviews for his performance in the hit Broadway musical, "Honeymoon In Vegas," with the New York Times calling his performance “sly genius,” and a “career high”. Among his credits, Tony has starred on Broadway in "The Producers", " A View from the Bridge", "The Iceman Cometh", and in beloved films such as Angels In Outfield, She’s Out of Control, Hollywood Knights, and Don Jon.

Jane Levy

While many know Levy for her starring role alongside Jeremy Sisto in ABC’s hit series Suburgatory; she’s also becoming a staple on the big screen, as demonstrated by her lead role in Sony’s hit thriller Don't Breathe, which earned over 157 million dollars worldwide. In the upcoming Seeso series, There’s...Johnny! Levy will portray Joy Greenfield, the assistant talent coordinator for The Tonight Show.

David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green garnered the Best First Film Award from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival with his directorial debut film, George Washington. Since his debut film, some of his film credits include: All the Real Girls, Pineapple Express, Your Highness, Prince Avalanche, Joe, Our Brand is Crisis and the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Green is currently working on the new Seeso series There's Johnny, the third season of the Amazon series Red Oaks, the second season of the HBO series Vice-Principals and the film Stronger for Lionsgate.

David Gordon Green

Bill Carter

Bill Carter has covered the television business and entertainment industry for more than 35 years, 26 of them as the chief television correspondent for The New York Times. Currently he is a media analyst for CNN and hosts his own program, The Bill Carter Interview, on Sirius radio. He has written four books about television, including the best-seller "The Late Shift," which was made into an Emmy®-nominated movie for HBO, and for which he wrote the script. A native of Brooklyn, he now lives in New Jersey.

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  • Showrunner/Executive Producer:
    Paul Reiser
  • Executive Producer:
    David Steven Simon, David Gordon Green, Jeff Sotzing, Brian Volk-Weiss, Craig Knizek, Cisco Henson, Michael Pelmont, Matt Ochacher, Evan Shapiro, Kelsey Balance
  • Cast:
    Jane Levy, Ian Nelson, Tony Danza, T’keyah Keymah, Roger Bart, Nate Smith, David Hoffman, Daniel Strauss and Andrew Schulz



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