With Jay Leno’s move to 10 PM being yet another retarded decision for NBC, the network is now moving him back to his old time-slot at 11:35 where Conan O’Brien currently hosts The Tonight Show. The AP has the details on the proposed line-up:
The network, contemplating disappointing ratings for Leno’s new prime-time show, is weighing a plan to return him to the 11:35 p.m. EST slot he held for 17 years as “Tonight Show” host, a person familiar with the discussions said on condition of anonymity over a lack of authority to address the issue publicly.
NBC executives on Thursday discussed a scenario that would include a half-hour Leno show at 11:35 p.m. EST, sending “Tonight” with Conan O’Brien to 12:05 a.m. and Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” to 1:05 a.m., the person said.
TMZ reports that NBC is essentially treating Conan like a red-headed step-child and giving him the ultimatum of accepting the new line-up or getting the fuck out. The only good news out of this whole debacle is that absolutely no one has voiced any concern about the fate of Jimmy Fallon, so clearly the easy solution is to restore Jay and Conan to their previous shows/time-slots and shank Fallon in the neck leaving him for dead in a sewer.
Then again, I’m counting on NBC to not handle this in the worst way possible. Ha! I’m adorable.