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Report: Leno to stay at NBC, moving to prime time
AP ^ | 12-08-2008

Posted on 12/08/2008 6:36:52 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

NEW YORK – The New York Times is reporting that NBC has signed its late-night star Jay Leno to a contract that will keep him at the network and move him to prime time.

Under the new deal, Leno, whose "Tonight" show hosting job will go to Conan O'Brien, would have a new show airing 10 p.m. Eastern every weeknight.

The deal reportedly will be announced Tuesday.

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1 posted on 12/08/2008 6:36:53 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

4 night time talk shows on NBC...a true echo chamber of talentless hacks...

Leno, Conan, Fallon, and Daly.

Junk


2 posted on 12/08/2008 6:38:33 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Leno is the unfunniest man in the USA. Proof was when the writers were on strike and he had to come up with his own jokes.

The 10 o’clock spot will kill him. Good riddance!


3 posted on 12/08/2008 6:38:47 PM PST by Palladin (Obama on Ayers: "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." LIAR!!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Related chat....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2145216/posts


4 posted on 12/08/2008 6:40:25 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First....Then, Read Drudge.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
He's awful.
I still miss...
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5 posted on 12/08/2008 6:41:39 PM PST by Canedawg ("The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it")
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To: My Favorite Headache

what, does he need to go nite-nite earlier?


6 posted on 12/08/2008 6:44:16 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (making full use of an unfair advantage in the marketplace of ideas)
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To: Canedawg

TV is Dead
Long Live the Internet


7 posted on 12/08/2008 6:44:21 PM PST by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: Palladin
Leno is the unfunniest man in the USA

You are insane.

8 posted on 12/08/2008 6:44:58 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb

Doesn’t this move undermine Conan’s big moment in the sun? He is still technically #2 man with this move. Leno was offered big bucks from Fox...gotta wonder how much of that bailout money G/E got was slipped to Leno to do this.


9 posted on 12/08/2008 6:46:19 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
NBC is selling out for the buck.

Leno should have been canned long ago for his continued inappropriate bashing of NBC (justified or not).

Personally, I am looking forward to Conan.

10 posted on 12/08/2008 6:47:37 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

TV is Dead
Long Live the Internet
———— -—— ———

I’m pleased to report that other than football games, I’ve watched less than one hour of TV since October, when I became completely disgusted with the MSM’s election bias.


11 posted on 12/08/2008 6:49:32 PM PST by Canedawg ("The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Who are those people you listed? Never heard of them.


12 posted on 12/08/2008 6:50:17 PM PST by junkman_106 (The ACLU can go have aerial intercourse with a revolving glazed pastry.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
""Tonight" show hosting job will go to Conan O'Brien"

The death knell of the Tonight Show, unless they're letting adolescents stay up that late to watch him...the level of the audience should match the age level of the humor.
13 posted on 12/08/2008 6:51:30 PM PST by FrankR (“Turtle up”, economically, for the duration of the 0bamanation.)
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To: junkman_106

Not sure if you are being sarcastic but for those playing the home game...

Conan O’Brien - New Tonight Show Host
Jimmy Fallon - New Host of Late Night - From SNL
Carson Daly - Carson Daly show - MTV Alumni..been on the air for about 7 years now I would say. Comes on from 1:30 til 2:05


14 posted on 12/08/2008 6:52:31 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: devolve; My Favorite Headache

Strange wheeling and dealing at NBC! Leno may not be great but David Letterman is downright boring. Conan looks like a robot alien.

I’d rather watch Johnny Carson reruns.


15 posted on 12/08/2008 6:52:43 PM PST by potlatch
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To: My Favorite Headache

Jimmy Fallon is NOT and has NEVER BEEN funny.


16 posted on 12/08/2008 6:55:02 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Conan O’Brien, the modern Howdy Doody for basement dwellers. ;-)


17 posted on 12/08/2008 6:55:39 PM PST by doc1019
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To: My Favorite Headache
This must be due to the networks telling, in articles today, they cannot continue to provide programs 22 hours a day, 7 nights a week. Wonder what is to come of the 10 dramas?
18 posted on 12/08/2008 6:55:53 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Canedawg

“I’m pleased to report that other than football games, I’ve watched less than one hour of TV since October, when I became completely disgusted with the MSM’s election bias.”

I’ve been watching a lot less TV since the election myself. Lately, I put on my headphones and listen to music, or play guitar in the bedroom.


19 posted on 12/08/2008 6:56:29 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Destined to take the place of the Mud Shark in your mythology!)
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To: Palladin
No only that, he and Conan have gotten so offensive, pushing limits more and more. So much so they are unwatchable.
20 posted on 12/08/2008 6:56:53 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Leno... would have a new show airing 10 p.m. Eastern every weeknight.

I'm shocked that a major network would give up so much time for yet-another talk show. Isn't 10:00 pm a pretty valuable spot for NBC? Over the years they've run such hits as "Law and Order," "ER," "LA Law," and "Hill St Blues" in that slot.

21 posted on 12/08/2008 6:56:53 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: My Favorite Headache

The local NBC affiliates must be cursing NBC corporate. Leno would be a terrible lead-in to the 11pm/10pm news - the most important time period for local news.


23 posted on 12/08/2008 6:58:27 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well that’s interesting. Sorta reminds me of the ole Carol Brunnett Show that alwasy came on tv at 10pm on saturday nights.


24 posted on 12/08/2008 6:59:05 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Na na na na na na na na hey ALAN good-bye!!!!!!!)
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To: gidget7

Potty humor may amuse 5 year-olds,and mentioning sex organs every two minutes might get laughs from young teens, but I don’t think they stay up that late....therefore, Leno fans must all be cases of arrested development.


25 posted on 12/08/2008 7:02:01 PM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I suspect producing five one hour shows with Leno each week is considerably cheaper than producing five one hour dramas, sit-coms, etc.


26 posted on 12/08/2008 7:11:25 PM PST by upchuck (Oppressors can tyrannize only by achieving a standing army, a slaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: potlatch
I’d rather watch Johnny Carson reruns.

They threw out the tapes decades ago when they thought there was no use for them. The clips that remain are from best ofs...

27 posted on 12/08/2008 7:12:50 PM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: gidget7

They better leave Law and Order alone...all of them.


28 posted on 12/08/2008 7:16:07 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: weegee; devolve

[They threw out the tapes decades ago when they thought there was no use for them.]

Sad, they knew not what they did! Remember Soupy Sales, or the Smother’s Brothers [when they first started], the Gong Show? Good, clean, laugh a minute comedy. Not the foul, bodily function stuff of nowadays.


29 posted on 12/08/2008 7:18:30 PM PST by potlatch
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To: My Favorite Headache

Leno is a nice guy and I like his car collection, but as a comedian, I’ve never seen why he is so highly rated.

He has the most annoying habit—that of adding comments after the punchline—that makes him totally unfunny.


30 posted on 12/08/2008 7:19:37 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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Letterman was the natural progression from Carson.

He had a good show after the Tonight show.

It's all about egos.

Carson knew that Letterman would have a very good show if he took over for him.

Carson also knew that Leno, always a second rate comedian, wouldn't do as good a job, therfore making Carson's legacy much better.

And Letterman was quite bitter and went downhill ever since.

O’Brian was a writer (behind the scenes which is where he should have stayed) and is a third rate comedian.

I don't get why people like to watch him and think he is funny.

But then I never got the appeal of the bodily-function humorists...Myers, Wayne and Garth etc.

Leno decided to retire and not renew his contract, so Conan was given a quite expensive contract and a date to take over the Tonight show (Carson must be spinning in his grave).

Leno changed his mind and naturally Conan, seeing himself as much better than Leno or any other comedian for that matter (he believes his own hype), would not let his contract go.

He made it clear he would have no problem sitting around with Leno continuing the show and him (O'Brian) getting his millions per year from his contract.

NBC, naturally didn't want that, so Leno was out.

And now he is “back” with a prime time show?

As the world turns...

31 posted on 12/08/2008 7:20:17 PM PST by Syncro
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To: krb

Actually I like Leno. I live walking distance from NBC and see him all over town. He supports local small business owners, and I really kind have grown to like him even though no one can ever replace Johnny Carson.


32 posted on 12/08/2008 7:20:46 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Well I know ER is not returning so that is one slot it will be replacing...Life...Friday Night Lights...Knight Rider...Chuck...My Own Worst Enemy...all will or are goners along with Lipstick Jungle. Not one single show other than Sunday Night Football is in the TOP 20 for NBC. Law and Order literally rules the roost for them along with Heroes and Medium. Deal or No Deal has dropped in ratings as well as American Gladiators.


33 posted on 12/08/2008 7:22:25 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: television is just wrong

Leno is head and shoulders above all of his peers, no argument here.


34 posted on 12/08/2008 7:24:23 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: exit82

You ever watch FrankTV on TBS? Frank Caliendo OWNS Leno in those skits. What talent he has.


35 posted on 12/08/2008 7:24:39 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: krb

I see him a lot because of his car collection. He often will show up at Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant in Toluca Lake. We bring our collectible there sometimes as well.


36 posted on 12/08/2008 7:26:43 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: potlatch

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Leno -

His car collection is amazing

He has a car with a tank engine

A motorcycle with a jet engine

His restored ‘55 Buick Roadmaster with the 572 Chevy engine is a piece of work -


37 posted on 12/08/2008 7:31:06 PM PST by devolve ( ____"hussein the creepy" -- Evan Thomas - Nudesweek ____)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; Canedawg

I’m with both of you. I have not watched a single minute of CBS/ABC/NBC/CNN/MSNBC/CNBC since the election. I also won’t watch network they own either. The bias was so bad, I don’t want to support them in any way. I’d rather read or FReep.


38 posted on 12/08/2008 7:31:16 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (The cow is in the ditch. We know how it got there. Now help me get it out!)
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To: krb

Far better than Conan.

What do we get with him?
Hemorrhoid boy and masturbating bears.

Works on 9 year olds I guess.

As soon as I hear the theme, I start channel surfing, because most infomercials are more entertaining!


39 posted on 12/08/2008 7:32:13 PM PST by djf (...heard about a couple livin in the USA, he said they traded in their baby for a Chevrolet...)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Yet another reason for me to continue avoiding NBC and the other networks (and most other TV for that matter).


40 posted on 12/08/2008 7:32:40 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: My Favorite Headache

Thanks. I quit watching late night TV when the crybaby took over for Steve Allen. Picked it up again for a while with Johnny but couldn’t stand any of the new ones so TV is off after prime time. There are a few good shows on now; NCIS, TBBT, 2&1/2 Men, Leverage, Numb3rs, Bones, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Life, The Mentalist. Fills up my week and I tape when there is a conflict...no TVIO.


41 posted on 12/08/2008 7:33:59 PM PST by junkman_106 (The ACLU can go have aerial intercourse with a revolving glazed pastry.)
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To: devolve

Yes, I’m aware he’s quite a car collector. Maybe he’d like a ‘57 Lincoln MarkII, lol.

What on earth does a motorcycle with a jet engine DO?? Fly?


42 posted on 12/08/2008 7:34:39 PM PST by potlatch
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To: My Favorite Headache
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Red Eye is the only late night talk show I watch.

43 posted on 12/08/2008 7:34:42 PM PST by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Personally, I am looking forward to Conan.”

How many ways can he mug for the camera?


44 posted on 12/08/2008 7:38:22 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: My Favorite Headache

Thnaks, I’ll look for it. I could use a good laugh. ;)


45 posted on 12/08/2008 7:44:16 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

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46 posted on 12/08/2008 7:47:04 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: potlatch

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Leno has the first of the new Ford GT40s

He has quite an engine restoration crew and has helped develop some interesting new engines

He has had the ‘55 Buick Roadmaster since the early 70’s

Unlike algore and mr. creepy Leno does not “talk GREEN” he actually has some very advanced wind-powered electric generators on the roof of his garage and admits it has huge limitations

His Stanley Steamer is a beaut


47 posted on 12/08/2008 7:53:13 PM PST by devolve ( ____"hussein the creepy" -- Evan Thomas - Nudesweek ____)
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To: devolve

What on earth does a motorcycle with a jet engine DO?? Fly?

[His Stanley Steamer is a beaut]
Lol, cleans his own carpets huh? Why do I associate that with carpet cleaning? Funny.


48 posted on 12/08/2008 7:56:56 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Palladin
Leno is the unfunniest man in the USA.

Sorry, but Al Franken has that title for his entire lifetime and as long after his death as his copyrights to his unfunny "humor" exists.

49 posted on 12/08/2008 8:27:07 PM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Who gives a shi% what Leno does, says, thinks or anything else!? Just another liberal piss ant that dares not offend the “chosen one” in ANY of his corny, over rehearsed “monologues”. Screw him! People like him can only be hurt by falling ratings. And I pray that’s what happens.


50 posted on 12/08/2008 8:46:20 PM PST by albie
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