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Jay Leno to stay at NBC and air at 10 p.m.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Nikki Finke is reporting NBC is going to hand over the 10 p.m. Monday through Friday slot to Leno (anything to avoid developing a scripted show that people watch). http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/source-nbc-may-strip-leno-at-10-pm/

    I'd be pissed if I were Conan O'Brien, but other than the Law and Orders, NBC has had zero luck programming the 10 p.m. hour. Another decision made from weakness and not strength.
  2. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Do we need five more hours a week of chats with Wanda Sykes (Wednesday's lead guest) and person-on-the-street interviews?
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Cool. Something decent to watch at 10.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Conan can count his cash when he's depressed.

    This comes on the heels of Jeff Zucker asking if NBC could even support the current number of hours it shows programs. Guess that writer's strike isn't working out in the long run.

  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The problem is is that the creative folks are staying away from NBC - the network hasn't launched a top 15 show in a decade or so. And their current highest rated show, L&O SVU does air at 10 p.m.
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    More Leno is the last thing NBC needs...
  7. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    NBC's still the best network by miles though.

    Which isn't saying much, but still.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Sad thing about the move is, NBC will only have 10 hours a week of programming on, probably at least two hours will be reality crap, so eight hours of shows and 17 and half hours of talk shows every week to promote them on. So they'll end up promoting the other networks shows even more.
    How Zucker gets away with this kind of stuff amazes me.

    And b-bread, by what measure is NBC still the best network by miles?
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Good god almighty, not if they do this.

    You do NOT give up the 10-to-11 slot 5x week.

    What an ill-conceived idea. Absolutely disastrous.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

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  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Yeah ... that, too.
  12. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Yeah, the world really needs more O.J. Simpson jokes.
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