January 11, 2010

The Leno/Conan Debacle

I love it. NBC wanted to avoid the clusterfuck of Carson's departure by committing to Conan as "Tonight Show" host five years in advance- and it leads to an even bigger mess than the one in 1992. Oh well, at least now Bill Carter can write a sequel to "The Late Shift."

What I don't get is, Leno's show has failed, big time- why does he get promoted? Why doesn't he get canceled/fired?

Go to Fox, Conan. Or cable. I'd watch for sure. Then you're leaving NBC with Jimmy Fallon as the probably eventual successor to Leno. Unless there's unforeseen complications, of course. I liked Bill Simmons' idea on Twitter- Conan should book the Masturbating Bear as his guest every night for the full hour until NBC fires him.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 11, 2010 06:36 AM

Isn't the bigger issue that network late-night talk shows are dead?

Posted by: Jeff S at January 11, 2010 02:31 PM

I have to say I'm glad for the shakeup so Conan can go back to being irreverent as he was in his old slot. And agree, he should book the bear everynite!

Posted by: A at January 11, 2010 03:19 PM
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