Let me just begin by saying Jay Leno sucks. I watched the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson growing up, and once Jay took it over it was never the same. Years later I was graced with a freakishly tall, scary-looking, red-headed dude named Conan O’Brien and my late night show line-up changed.
I became a huge fan of Conan and was excited for him to take over the Tonight Show, but was worried NBC would change his tune too much and make it just as boring as it was when Leno hosted. Luckily Conan stayed the same, and Leno received his own prime time show, which is sucking *ss. Since it’s doing so badly, NBC wants to move Leno back to his old time slot, and folks were worried what this might do to Conan.
NBC released a statement regarding Conan’s future on the network which said, “We have the best comedy team in the business. We remain committed to keeping Conan O’Brien on NBC. He is a valued part of our late-night line-up, as he has been for more than 16 years and is one of the most respected entertainers on television.”
Sources say Leno may get his old time of 11:35 back with a half-hour show and that the Tonight Show with Conan may be pushed to 12:05. This isn’t going to make Leno’s show any more interesting and will only p*ss off folks like me. If the other networks are smart, they’ll chase after Conan with a better contract and help him keep the time slot that he has.