Jay Leno is kicking Conan O'Brien out of NBC

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    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Fire the talentless Leno, and give Conan more freedom on his show.
     
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    uhg, I completely disagree, I can't stand O'Brien.
     
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    Agreed. Put Leno out to pasture. His time is has passed.
     
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    Neither of them are funny.

    As long as Stewart, Colbert, Letterman and Ferguson are around, my nights are complete.
     
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    Harvey always gets the scoop.....


    Conan > Leno, but not by much.

    Conan just isn't in his prime anymore. His show was so funny 10 or so years ago.

    My mother-in-law thinks Leno is hilarious......
     
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    Meh, I don't care for either of them. I watched Conan for about a year when he first took over for Letterman, but late night TV got old on me about that time.
     
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    Leno et al. could definitely copy steward and colbert, but then the MSM be taking flack from itself for their lack of reporting.
     
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    The TV usually goes off after The Daily Show for me. I haven't watched Leno/Letterman/Conan/Kimmel/Ferguson in years. Those shows just don't interest me.
     
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    I miss Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. :eek: But, OTOH, I don't watch late night TV ... the only time I ever see any of this stuff is on Youtube or the like, so I see a few Daily Show and Colbert excerpts here and there, and maybe occasionally a scene from Conan's show.
     
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    Probably due to low quality humor and low rating of Conan
     
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    I've never watched that one.
     
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    Best show on TV.
     
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    Wow... I thought Jay Leno show was pretty bad. I only watched it a few times and not all the way through. I liked him on late night thou. There was something different about his new show thou.

    This is going to be very interesting to see what happens to Conan if this is true!!
     
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    Leno's okay. I only watch him, because there's nothing else on though. Conan is much better.
     
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    His time never was. He wasn't well liked when he first started hosting late night, and he's still not well liked. Conan can be pretty funny, but I've never liked Leno.
     
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    From your link:
    "Jay Leno is one of the most compelling entertainers in the world today," NBC representative Rebecca Marks said. "As we have said all along, Jay's show has performed exactly as we anticipated on the network."

    But, Marks added, the show has represented some issues for NBC's affiliates - issues she declined to comment on.

    However, "both Jay and the show are committed to working closely with them to find ways to improve the performance."​



    That's Hollywood speak for he's toast.

    While his low ratings are at NBC and advertiser expectations, NBC stations are getting hammered in the 11pm news ratings and Conan loses a strong lead in.

    They ever should have put him on 5 nights a week. 2 or 3 and it might have worked better all around.
     
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    They put conan in a tonight show box. He's being strangled, his funniest skits are when he goes out doing stuff on the town.
     
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    Possibly, but the ideas reported by TMZ are potentially an even bigger disaster. You've got the issues of how do you comp Conan, what are you going to do with the late night time slots, and where are you gonna quickly get filler for the 10 pm slot that'll pull better ratings than Leno? What're they gonna do, bring back Deal or No Deal or strip Dateline NBC??
     
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    I saw an article today that NBC has ordered an unusually high number of pilots. Let me see if I can find it.

    EDIT: This blog mentions it.
    http://industry.bnet.com/media/1000...rl-was-nbcs-huge-pilot-order-the-smoking-gun/
     
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    Ugh, I don't like either.
     
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    I hope this isn't true, but if they do drop Conan NBC will owe him truck loads of money to buy out his contract.
     

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