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    Default Conan O'Brien/NBC

    I don't usually get upset over anything television related but NBC taking the tonight show off of Conan is probably one of the biggest dick moves i've seen in the entertainment industry! Especially since I remember Leno's ratings weren't stellar when he took over from Johnny Carson back in 1992. I suspect NBC wanted Conan to be their puppet and he refused so they now want Leno back to push around.

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    edit: last night's episode
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    Well, the latest seems to be that Conan will actually leave NBC, with a large payout.

    The president of NBC threatened 'I'll keep you off the air for 3 1/2 years'. An NBC exec called Conan an 'astounding failure' and 'chicken-hearted and gutless'.

    So to sum it up:

    NBC: Being dicks. Although this drama is good for ratings.
    Leno: Eh. Kind of being a dick.
    Conan: Getting screwed.
    Letterman: Still the best in late night.

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    I'm totally on Conan's team, and I thought his official statement was right on. NBC should just face the fact that nobody watched Leno's prime time show. He took a risk; it didn't work.
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    what happened?

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    nvm its coming now, apparently they kicked conan out and conan is pissed for nbc
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    i'm sure he'll be back hosting another late night show with another network so that's cool but what makes nbc think that leno coming back to 11:35 is gonna make any difference if his 10:00 time slot bombed?

    i'm not banning NBC. i think it's for those who say they will because you know their asses will be watching the olympics!
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    Word is he may be moving to Fox, which would be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    So to sum it up:

    NBC: Being dicks. Although this drama is good for ratings.
    Leno: Eh. Kind of being a dick.
    Conan: Getting screwed.
    Letterman: Still the best in late night.
    Agree on all counts. I think Leno is kind of a big dick in this, though. He's the one that signed on to giving up the Tonight Show and then changed his mind. NBC tried to half-assedly placate him with the 10pm show, and it blew up in their face. Now both Leno and NBC are violating the Tonight Show transition agreement in an effort to placate him yet again. As Conan put it the other night: "I just want to tell the kids out there that you can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it, too."

    I can't see a landing spot for Conan in the late night talk show format. ABC won't dump Kimmel, and Fox's affiliates are too happy with the ratings they get for syndicated reruns in that time slot. I suppose there's a small chance he winds up doing a cable talk show, but he's such a network traditionalist that I think he'd be disappointed in that. My guess is that he concentrates on developing shows with his production company for now. It would seem that he should strike while the iron is hot and he has a lot of goodwill, but I just don't see a place at the table for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    As Conan put it the other night: "I just want to tell the kids out there that you can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it, too."


    i think this might actually be the best thing that could have happened to conan.
    Time is a delicate mistress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    NBC: Being dicks. Although this drama is good for ratings.
    Leno: Eh. Kind of being a dick.
    Conan: Getting screwed.
    Letterman: Still the best in late night.
    couldn't agree more.

    and Leno is soooooooo damn boring.

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