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Posted on 01/08/2010 12:31:37 AM PST by F15Eagle
LOS ANGELES NBC's disappointing experiment with Jay Leno's prime-time show may end with Leno back in late-night and the venerable "Tonight Show" and its freshman host, Conan O'Brien, pushed to a midnight slot.
NBC executives on Thursday discussed a scenario that would include a half-hour Leno show at 11:35 p.m. EST, sending "Tonight" to 12:05 a.m. and Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" to 1:05 a.m., a person familiar with the discussions said on condition of anonymity over a lack of authority to address the issue publicly.
"The Jay Leno Show," a nightly 10 p.m. talk and comedy program that debuted last fall, has drawn lackluster ratings and complaints from NBC affiliate stations that the show has provided a weaker lead-in for local late newscasts than past NBC series.
The proposed new lineup could go into effect after NBC concludes its Feb. 12-28 Winter Olympics coverage, the person told The Associated Press.
NBC declined comment.
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Conan has been drinking of the same to some degree and Jimmy Fallon, well, he's just plain embarrassing on it.
Guess that's why you pulled the late-night repeats of Jimmy Fallon and replaced them with Conan, eh?
And then Leno had zer0's handmaiden Katie Couric on the other night. That guarantees an immediate channel change.
You know, sort of like when she's hosting the CBS Evening News. But then her ratings already told that story.
Not that I expect you guys to figure it out or anything, of course ...
Leno has aimed quite a few zingers at the current pseudo president as well. Conservative or liberal, he jabs at both.
Watch/listen to his monologue; you'll see what I mean.
Leno lost me when he decided taking a single mom with two teenage kids down, was a great thing to do.
His non-stop verbal assault on Linda Trip convinced me he was a pathetic butt-boy for Clinton, and a very little person inside.
I have. Most of the time was about 80/20.
Now that some political winds are shifting his ratio might change some.
But he took a lot of shots at Carrie Prejean, many, many nights.
And then has the gall to have Barney Frank on remote as a guest.
Kevin the band leader had his Obama hat on and Jay started talking about how President Obama has seen both sides because he is mixed race, blah - blah - blah.
I like Jay, but he is a Libtard. He can’t hide it anymore and he buys into the Global Warming crap as well. Of course that is really funny considering Jay is a car guy who has burned more Fossil Fuel than anyone I know except Gore, Obama and Pelosi.
Petroleum for me but not for thee, eh Jay?
He loves this country.
The sooner they do it the better. The new time slot doesn’t do anything good for their line up. And I personally think it’s a shame they gave away ‘Medium. Of course I thought it was a shame they cancelled ‘Kings’...but they keep assuring me that it didn’t get the numbers...even though everyone I know who actually watched, loved it. Poor promotion, I think.
If thats what passes for "entertainment" these days I'll stick with "Family Guy".
Leno also has something like “Great Moments in White History” or something ridiculous like that.
That might actually be funny - once or twice. But it’s a recurring segment.
But the king of zer0-praisers is Jimmy Fallon on Late Night.
He must have a shrine in his home.
Leno is probably the least Liberal of the late hosts....at least he will have one-liners on Libs and Dems
This move is happening more because Conan O Brien has been a total failure at 1130P....the media just yaps about Leno.....but the real loser is Conan....who is super-liutard and not funny.
And, no, Craig Ferguson....although appreciative of his new US citizenry and (at times) quite funny.....is also way liberal
Why not just give Leno 10 minutes to do his monologue and fill in the rest of the time with Leave it to Beaver and Petty Coat Junction reruns. ;-)
I think the Leno “interviews” are failing big time. They’re probably losing even more in the bottom 1/2 of the hour. And they lost the 9pm prime time slot for other shows.
Conan O’Brien was better when he was on Late Night. He’s not quite “Tonight Show” material.
Leno isn’t nearly as good as he was over a year ago. ‘Headlines’ was something I rarely missed, though. It was usually pretty good.
Jimmy Fallon did a movie with Queen Latifah. That’s about as funny as he’s ever been. And it wasn’t funny at all. I saw about 20 minutes of that movie one night on TV. Ouch.
I’d rather watch a cooking show on PBS than sit through Jimmy Fallon. Oy is he bad. He makes Jimmy Kimmel look funny.
Yep, I’m guessing that’s the 1/2 hour they’re gonna cut out. They need to rework some of the material on the front-end, too. I noticed he kept ‘Headlines’. That part is a winner.
Who watches NBC anymore?
Leno and any one else on NBC are nothing more than a POS! I never bother with any of the late night lefty bores...they and the John Stewart/Colbert idiots are small minded lefty pricks and nothing more.
Interesting that Leno was using the video screen for guests. This "video screen" approach might be good for conservative politics in that it might allow a late night host to be successful without being in Hollywood. Maybe a show could be based in Detroit and it could just cut away to live action at the airport.
Does anyone remember the September 3rd edition of TIME magazine? Before I get heckled for reading this commie rag, I plead insanity. However, I was at a doctor’s office and it was the only thing to read. The cover of it showed Jay Leno. It was titled “Jay Leno is the Future of T.V. Seriously”. Ha ha ha ha ha!
I don’t know how to post the picture of this, but word fail me on describing how funny I find NBC, TIME and Jay Leno himself.
I love Conan Obrien, I think he’s hilarious. He’s the only one of the late nite guys I won’t immediately switch off.
I mean, he died everytime he opened his mouth. His monologues got polite laughter, if anything, and his band stinks.
I wanted to like his show.....but nope. It's just no good.
Craig is the only funny one. Jimmy Fallon is an embarassment; he’s not even articulate. Conan and Leno are as stale as year-old toast.
I only recently started watching Medium (mainly reruns in the middle of the night on the Lifetime channel). I was surprised how good it is (i.e., the quality of the writing and the characters within the DuBois family).
I also have to say that while Leno may be a liberal, his show is not as bad as say, Letterman. Letterman has shown his liberal beliefs way too often and has been downright mean to many conservatives, such as Sarah Palin. He used to be funny; now he's just annoying.
I'm not particularly a Conan fan and the others usually come on too late for me to watch. I have on a few occasions awakened from a sound slumber on the sofa and caught Craig Ferguson. He's really off the wall, but that's the kind of humor I really like. The few times I did catch Ferguson, he seemed a lot less political...just weird.
At least it didn’t die as a series. somebody with brains and enough pull over at CBS snapped it up as soon as it was released, and put it in their Friday night line-up.
‘Ghost Whisperer’, followed by new episodes of ‘Medium’.
I’s my “paranormal TV” block of the week.
That pretty much sums up his show. I’ll bet the numbers are awful.
For NBC, one bad decision after another, analysts say
(CNN) — It’s unlikely that NBC will lay down any final edicts about the fate of “The Jay Leno Show” before the start of the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday, but one thing is certain: NBC only made a bad situation worse by moving the late-night host to prime time instead of investing in scripted shows.
“Nobody’s happy — the talent isn’t happy, the advertisers aren’t happy and the audience isn’t happy,” said Mediaweek’s Marc Berman of NBC’s shakeup. The network’s “prime time has been down for several years, but to take five hours of your schedule and commit to something that’s unproven is a suicide mission.”
The other issue wasn’t just the scheduling, Berman said, but also that “The Jay Leno Show” hasn’t been a good show.
“It didn’t seem funny, fresh or unique — it was stale from the get-go,” he said. “I’ve honestly never seen anything this bad in the history of television.”