Former comedian and current automobile connoisseur, Jay Leno, is reportedly getting his old 11:35 P.M. time slot back on NBC. Just when things couldn’t possibly get any worse, they go and pull a stunt like this. The questions remains, why did NBC initially try and fix something that wasn’t broken? Sure, Conan is funnier, but the older demographic just doesn’t get it. (Note to NBC: Wait until said generation dies.)
The change may take effect after the Winter Olympics, which will undoubtedly yield awful ratings as well. Bringing us to a tangent question: Do people actually still watch this? It’s hard enough to watch hockey anymore, let alone figure skating, bobsledding, and curling. Nevertheless, what will happen with funnyman Conan O’ Brien after the aforementioned Olympic Games come to an exhilarating halt?
“Our sources say Conan has not decided what he wants. We do know he’s pissed, because he was given no advanced warning this was coming. Conan’s people told NBC they are considering the offer. Translation: Mr. O’Brien — I have Rupert Murdoch on line one, Stephen McPherson on line two, John Landgraf on line three, Jeff Wachtel on line four …” – TMZ
Perhaps it may be time for FOX to battle with the other networks in late night comedy. Plus, Leno seems pretty convinced that he’s still funny. All jokes aside (believe me there aren’t many jokes on Leno’s program) Leno did have the best ratings in late night before the switch. So, Conan, you might want to jump over to FOX.