Recalling Funnier Times
There are plenty of news stories out today about the fate of Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien on NBC. It looks like Leno’s 10:00 PM show is going on hiatus in February. What happens next is not entirely clear yet. TMZ reports that Leno’s show will move to 11:30 and be a half-hour long, which would push The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien back to midnight. Conan, however, is not happy about this and may decide to bail on NBC.
A similar situation occurred almost two decades ago when Leno was offered the Tonight Show job and Letterman, who most considered the heir to the throne, bailed for CBS. Sigh.