As you've no doubt heard by now, NBC is doing what they do best: acting a fool.
Yesterday, TMZ leaked details that Jay Leno's show, due to abysmal ratings, was being canceled. Then, the real shoe dropped: He was taking back his 11:30 spot. This part, and whether he will only have a 30 minute show before Conan comes on from 12-1 or not is all still up in the air. But, it leaves so many questions unanswered:
What is with NBC jerking around Conan O'Brien like this? Not only are they messing with his life, it's all of the people who made this huge move to L.A. with him. If there weren't so many other people who would be affected if Conan simply walked, I could easily see the Tonight Show host jumping ship at the network completely. There are plenty of places that would actually want and appreciate Conan, I'm sure.
What happens to Jimmy Fallon? In the beginning, he wasn't funny at all, and now he's kind of adorable. Plus, The Real Housewives of Late Night? Priceless. He doesn't deserve to get screwed in all of this.
(Let's just all say it now: No one cares about Carson and what happens to his show. Though, if they push it back far enough maybe that'll get rid of Poker After Dark once and for all.)
If NBC is indeed thinking up some kind of 30 minute show for Leno, what will that even consist of? I feel like his monologue alone drags on for 30 minutes. Plus, I'm convinced that no one actually watches him for his jokes, they watch for bits like Jaywalking, the talking photo booth, Headlines, etc.
Conan O'Brien, so far, has remained classy and quiet regarding the situation, but Leno was making cracks about in last night's monologue.
We can only sit and wait for more information as NBC continues to prove why they've fallen so low.
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