Monday, January 25, 2010
Too Much Late Night TV
And so little time. First, let me get the whole Leno/Conan thing out. I have no idea why the hell this bothers me so much. I guess it's because of my hate-on for Leno, and I hate seeing the good guy lose all of the time. They didn't need Leno at Ten. They had fine programming at that time. Why move him in the first place? I watched about 10 minutes of that show, and actually thought to myself, I would rather watch Fallon. Now that's bad. You know what would be cool? If Letterman retired and Conan replaced him. That would be the right thing to do, at the right time. Letterman has done his thing and could go out with a bang! I think the Late Show could be the new Tonight Show, due to NBC's apparent lack of honour. CBS should be making this happen right now, and then announce it immediately, pay whatever fine that Conan has to pay NBC for the apparent breach of contract he will be guilty of,and get O'Brien on the Late Show. That, if done right, would make The Late Show the top show at that time slot. Do you think it will work?Let me know. Is there anyone else on the planet actually interested in this stupid thing, or is it just me?I need to be a TV executive. I'm serious.