Sunday, January 10, 2010
Well, NBC obviously hoped to bury this embarrassing news by leaking it during a weekend. In any event, the news is confirmed that they have sent Jay Leno packing from prime time. We do not know yet whether Jay will emerge with a half-hour show or an hour show at 11:30pm. All we know is his final prime time show is Feb. 11. NBC is going to order a bunch of dramas, reality shows and some new Dateline NBC shows to fill the prime time space.
People are speculating that the big loser is going to be Carson Daly in this whole scenario, and maybe it is, but that's assuming a royally-ticked-off Conan O'Brien stays at NBC. All in all, NBC comes out of this mess with their faces looking beet-red. This is more embarrassing for them than for any of the late-night players, that is for sure.