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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:17 PM
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NBC Expected to Give 10 P.M. (every weeknight) Show to Leno
Source: New York Times

NBC is expected to announce Tuesday that it has signed its late-night star Jay Leno to a new contract that will keep him at the network in a new format that will give him the 10 p.m. time period each weeknight for a show similar to the one he has done on NBCs Tonight Show show since 1993.

... No broadcast network has ever before offered the same show in prime time five nights a week. Such so-called stripped shows have been a staple of daytime broadcasting.

... The daily program with Mr. Leno would effectively cut back the number of hours NBC needed to fill each week from 22 to 17.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/business/media/09leno...
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:19 PM
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1. Sounds like a terrible idea.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:22 PM
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3. At least its one show they wont cancel after 3 weeks
Like the Christian Slater spy show.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:35 PM
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11. You are right.
I guess they do not expect everyone to watch every night...
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:28 PM
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50. He was beating shows that were on at 10pm by a wide margin,
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:21 PM
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2. WTF???
so there won't be a Keith repeat?? FUCK THAT
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:23 PM
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4. psssst ..... NBC, not MSNBC
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:23 PM
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5. That's NBC - not MSNBC
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:25 PM by RamboLiberal
NBC where they show 30 Rock, umpteen editions of Law & Order, and the way over the hill ER etc.

I should check out 30 Rock - but otherwise there's not one show on NBC or ABC I watch any more.

CBS I still watch Amazing Race, Cold Case and Criminal Minds.
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auntsue Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:27 PM
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8. OMG
What will happen to L & O SVU ? I gots ta see Mariska Haggarty !!!!
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:12 AM
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34. I could handle several more L&O spin offs
it's still one of the most intelligent series on TV
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:47 AM
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44. What about L&O CI?
I must have my fix of Vincent D'Onofrio!
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 01:18 AM
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53. I don't like the Courtney Vance or whatever his name is
the rest of the cast-fan freaking tastic!

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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:25 PM
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6. my bad..sorry...shouldn't post when I just heard part of the story...sorry
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:36 PM
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12. Keith Olbermann just reported it on his show.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:36 PM by BrklynLiberal
on NBC not MSNBC
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:19 AM
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32. He wanted to bust up laughing. It is really hilarious. Its almost like
old man McCain suspending his campaign and then spending another 48 hours stalking Bill Clinton. NBC is Lost.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:26 PM
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7. I visited out in Colorado a few
years ago, the nightly news came on at 9pm and Leno came on at 930pm. It was weird.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:42 PM
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14. Um... nightly news (9News-Denver, NBC affiliate) comes on at 10
Mountain TIme Zone. Leno thus comes on at 10:30. Always been that way... Perhaps you had your watch set to Pacific time zone. :shrug:
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:52 PM
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18. It think it was in parts of Colorado, I am not sure where I traveled
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:57 PM by doc03
around the state for 10 days, I think I only spent one night in Denver. Another weird thing was radio stations that played all types of music and there were a lot of all religious stations like down south, I loved it there though beautiful country.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:08 AM
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38. Fox 21 news comes on at 9.
It's Pueblo/Colorado Springs.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:41 AM
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43. Fox doesn't carry Leno. OP was discussing news then Leno 9:30
;)
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Fed_Up_Grammy Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:30 PM
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9. Looks like NBC is a tad desperate.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:42 PM
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13. Ya..I wonder what NBC/GE did with all their profits from the Iraq War?
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:31 PM
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10. It doesn't seem fair to Conan and not what he bargained for.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:32 PM by kskiska
They'll be competing for the same guests in the same town five nights a week. It doesn't sound like a good idea to put two shows with the same format almost back-to-back.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:12 AM
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39. OMG, I didn't even think of that. It's knifing Conan in the back.
It's like saying I know all you former professionals have to get up earlier to dig ditches so we'll just give you Jay before the news and you can go right to bed.
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forintegrity Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:43 PM
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15. I'm watching Keith at that time
so it doesn't mean squat to me. I wouldn't watch Leno anyways. I'd rather go to bed than watch him!
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:47 PM
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16. As much as I don't like Leno, this will work
It's cheap to produce and should attract a decent audience, even if it'll skew older.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:48 PM
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17. Doesn't the Law and Order franchise own that timeslot almost every night on NBC
NBC is almost all Law and Order all the time.
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:53 PM
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19. I didn't watch him at 11:30, I won't watch him at 10, either.
Good luck to NBC.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:53 PM
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20. filling up air time on the cheap?
do they even make the kind of tv shows with actors anymore?
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Angleae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:51 PM
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25. Leno is cheap?
He currently makes about $30 million a year.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:00 PM
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26. A lot cheaper than paying..
writers, actors, and the entourage that all that entails.
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Angleae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:15 AM
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40. But they have to have the writers and entourage with Leno
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:23 PM
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21. Who cares about that RW puke. Bleh. n/t
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:26 PM
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22. Won't watch him no matter what time they move him to
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:01 PM
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23. It probably costs less to do that format than dramas or sit coms. They
are also offering something different from the other networks for people who have to be in bed early.
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:26 PM
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24. I guess they are really scared he's still popular.
I don't get why they are replacing him in the first place. I know they supposedly want to get someone who appeals to younger viewers but is Conan really going to accomplish this goal? It's also going to cut 5 hours out of their schedule and NBC will likely cut shows that may have stayed had they needed to fill up their schedule (I'm personally worried about Chuck). I don't watch any of the late night shows so I'm not all that concerned but NBC decisions just don't make to me.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:18 PM
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27. Jesus
What's NBCs new slogan, "Must Flee TV"?
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DAMANgoldberg Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:31 PM
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28. NBC should give up the hour
just like Fox and the CW if they are really willing to cut costs.
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:32 PM
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29. Edgy....oh yeah... Listen Jeff, let me help you fill a few more hours...
of an obvious slide into oblivion. Hey lets continue living like there is no tomorrow. Lets give Dennis Miller a two hour time slot from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Now those GE honchos will kill!
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:05 AM
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30. HMMM....
Can anyone say the Chevy Chase Show? Thats how long this new Conan thing is gonna last!
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:18 AM
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31. Probably last three days more than Jimmie Fallon. Jeff Zucker
needs to check the air vents in his office--lack of oxygen or something.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:38 AM
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42. Conan is actually 10 times funnier than Jay
a better comedien.

If Conan fails its due to NBC fucking with his format.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:31 AM
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33. Leno and David Gregory.... What a great team they make!
NBC is a genius in there latest decisions.

How soon do they get a bailout.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:21 AM
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35. Oh great, more Leno suckitude, only at an earlier time slot
There's only one thing I like about the tonight show, and that Headlines on Mondays, a bit that he stole from Carson. Other than that the man's routine is old, stale, and should stay in the late night slot.

Is NBC trying to kill itself?
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:07 AM
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36. JAY LENO, PLEASE MAKE AMERICAS TOP GEAR.
Thank you.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:08 AM
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37. Ten pm? Are they insane? If they want him to stay, keep him where he is.
What idiots. They must be painfully hurting for money if they can't do ten pm shows for their line up. Where is Law and Order going?

We really are in a depression. Now they have to worry about local stations pulling away and putting in reruns or movies.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:35 AM
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41. They were afraid Leno was going to jump
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 03:38 AM by Jake3463
to ABC or Fox and thus make the late night compeition a 3 way thing vs. 2. They lost half their audience when they didn't do the right thing by Dave 15 years ago.

They can't go back on Conana cause he'll just jump to ABC or Fox.

Its also kind of sad to see how far NBC has fallen. 10 years ago no one could even touch them. After they lost Seinfeld and Friends there was nothing left. How Zucker still has a job boggles my mind.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:56 PM
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45. Gotta say I'm disappointed. I thought we'd see the back of that RW jerk when Conan took his slot.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:16 PM
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46. Networks are looking to cut costs
Even with all of the guest fees, Late Night Talk Shows are about the cheapest shows on the planet.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:20 PM
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48. I Understand That
It just looks like they're totally fucking Conan. Leno is going to hog the lion's share of the promotional dollars.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:23 PM
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49. Yeah, which sucks
I like Conan better than Leno personally
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:20 PM
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47. Leno comedy SUCKS! Rarely do I find him "funny." eom
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:01 AM
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51. Good! I can still watch Leno and go to bed at a decent hour.
Letterman will cream Conan, and Craig Ferguson is better than Conan and Fallon.
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:03 AM
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52. What a waste of airtime
giving that RW puke more hours and in effect taking the "Tonight" show away from Conan O'Brien. If I were Conan I'd sue and go to ABC or better yet Comedy Central
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