Has NBC learned transition lessons?
NBC's recent personnel transition in morning television was a disaster. Executives hope their luck is better late at night, and they have a year to try and make it a smooth handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show.
Posted on 3 April 2013 | 9:53 am
Jay and Jimmy team to sing of 'Tonight'
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the late-night rumors swirling around them in a music video that aired between their back-to-back NBC shows Monday night.
Posted on 2 April 2013 | 7:14 am
TBS sticking with Conan O'Brien through 2015
TBS says it's extending Conan O'Brien's late-night show through November 2015. O'Brien premiered "Conan" on TBS in November 2010, some months after his departure from a short-lived stint as host of NBC's "Tonight" show.
Posted on 1 April 2013 | 11:56 am
Leno makes meal of NBC bosses in monologue
Jay Leno is keeping up a comedy assault on his NBC bosses even after being treated to a make-nice dinner.
Posted on 22 March 2013 | 8:56 pm
Analysis: Despite ouster plans, Leno leads
Jay Leno and the "Tonight" show is one of the few remaining successful programs that NBC has on its network. So why would its executives think about getting rid of him?
Posted on 21 March 2013 | 2:18 pm
Resolved Question: Do you agree that NBC
Thank about it. Jay Leno was still the #1 late night TV host at the time, so making him leave so Conan could have a shot at the gig was an incredibly stupid business and it only Conan far more than it Leno. Because once NBC released their mistake in letting Leno go and gave him The Tonight Show back, he could never regain his spot as the #1 late night TV show host and ended up quitting the late night gig for good only few years later. Whereas, Conan got a sweet TV deal with TBS.
Posted on 7 May 2018 | 6:57 pm
Resolved Question: Why is jay leno retiring?
Posted on 13 April 2013 | 5:19 pm
Resolved Question: Jay leno or conan obrien?
I like jimmy falon but out of jay and conan who did a better job?
Posted on 19 August 2011 | 8:50 pm
Resolved Question: Am I the only one who can
I don't know what it is, but I just can't find him funny, actually I really don't think that I ever did now that I think about it. Not meaning to be in any way disrespectful towards the person, I mean after all he does have a really long career and all, but it just seems to me like the guy has gone out dated.. his humour is just no longer current, and worst thing is that sometimes you can even see him struggle between awkward moments with his guests and all, as hard as he tries. Again, not meaning to sound rude or bitchy about it, but facts are I just can't laugh about more than a couple of words of what he says. Sometimes I even try to watch it because of the guests, but to be quite honest I'm also starting to think that not even that is worth it anymore. I think people should just know when to be able to say "hey it's been a great ride, but now it's the time to leave the stage". Sounds like the 50ies kind of humour, or maybe the first episodes of friends, who used to be great in the 90ies, but which now are kind of old!! His humour just sounds ridiculously predictable and out dated to me really! Personal opinion, but I would find it hard to believe that I’m the only person seeing this..
Tks. "...friends, which..." btw, and not who. Damn english dyslexia lol God I really miss Conan too! What's he up to? Is he doing stand up? Hope he comes back with something on TV soon!! @Alex: Right on, couldn't have said it any better myself! Hopefully it wont be going on for too long now, as the network might realize in time the mistake they've done. I just very much doubt that Conan would want any business with them now.. one thing is for sure though, if some day, hopefully soon enough lol, Conan is back it will be on HIS terms, and on his terms only. Obviously he also has cable, it used to suit him before, and maybe more than prime time in all honesty, coz lets face it, we all know that you can't say it all in prime time! lol In any case, it's a fact, Leno needs to retire ASAP... and I mean for his own good, before he hurts his image even more! Just like Michael Jordan and others, one has got to know when to call it quits, otherwise it’s just bloody embarrassing, that’s what it is!
Posted on 14 August 2010 | 6:42 am
Resolved Question: Why would anyone like Jay
When i first heard the conflict between Letterman and Leno, I thought Letterman was unlucky and Leno was lucky, and Letterman is the guy who is bitter about it...but then these days with NBC, I really start to rethink
As much as Leno tries to blame on NBC executives, it is him who is doing the dirty work. So many people are now saying Leno is a bully, especially when the day Conan made the joke that "you can accomplish anything in the world, except when Jay Leno wants it too"
This is significant because I feel Conan is not the kind of guy who thinks in his free time how to knock his opponents out of his way. Remember when Conan did the late night fight with Stewart and Colbert during writer strike in 2008? What kind of person, thinking the others are trying to get his job, would do such a fine job supporting both Stewart and Colbert's shows?
I know Leno is kind of funny, but who would like a bully?
Posted on 16 January 2010 | 1:53 pm