"The Tonight Show" is heading east from beautiful downtown Burbank to the Big Apple for New Year's Eve, with comedian Jay Leno ringing in 1991 from Times Square.
The live broadcast marks the show's first return to New York since it moved to California in 1972. The program will feature Leno as guest host, newswoman Jane Pauley, blues guitarist B.B. King and country star Dwight Yoakam.
NBC said more than 3,000 viewers have requested tickets for the hour-long special, which will count down the dropping of an ornamental big apple in Times Square.