Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno
It's been an ugly week in the land of late night, but when it comes to deciding whether Conan O'Brien or Jay Leno should have the coveted 11:35 timeslot, an overwhelming 83 percent of TVGuide.com voters say ...
In a vicious sendup, Jimmy Kimmel impersonated Jay Leno — complete with gray wig, fake lantern chin and a slight lisp — as he did his monologue, and he stayed in character throughout the program.
VIDEO: Watch Kimmel's entrance and monologue as Leno now
"Hello, hello, my name is Jay Leno ... and I'm taking over all the shows in late night," began the host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! in his new persona.
"It's great to be here on ABC," he said, exaggeratedly playing off his bandleader (Cleto Escobedo III) like Leno. "You know what ABC stands for? ...
After informing NBC he won't do The Tonight Show a half-hour later, Conan O'Brien kicked off Tuesday's show with: "Hello there, my name is Conan O'Brien, and I may soon be available for children's parties."
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O'Brien then suggested his network's new slogan is, "No longer just screwing up prime time."
Leno doesn't address Conan's statement in monologue
"When I was a little boy, I remember watching The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and thinking, 'Someday, I'm going ...
Jay Leno apparently decided against addressing Conan O'Brien's refusal to move The Tonight Show back a half-hour and follow Leno's return to 11:35 p.m.
Unlike on Monday, he...
David Letterman fired a few shots across the bow over NBC's late-night upheaval, even harkening back to when he was famously passed over as Johnny Carson's successor on The Tonight Show.
"Things are getting interesting in late-night television," the host of CBS' Late Show with David Letterman said in his opening monologue. "Chaos and craziness and mayhem — a couple of minutes ago...
Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien came out swinging again at NBC in their monologues Monday night, each sounding like seriously disgruntled employees.
Even before The Tonight Show began, O'Brien joked in a promo: "It's an amazing show, airing who knows when?"
He got a long, rousing round of applause when he walked out to start the show and tried to quell the crowd by wisecracking:
Fox executives have not talked to Conan O'Brien about moving to their network, but Fox employees have been in touch with the Tonight Show host's associates, network entertainment president Kevin Reilly said Monday.
"I love Conan personally and professionally," Reilly said. "But...
"I can't believe you held it in that long," Jerry Seinfeld said when a reporter finally interrupted a presentation of the comedian's new reality show The Marriage Ref for his take on NBC's late-night developments.
Leno leaving 10 o'clock timeslot
"I'm sure it was my fault," Seinfeld joked of The Jay Leno Show's declining ratings. "The tuxedo was way over the top," he added, referencing what he wore during his appearance on Leno's debut show.
But seriously, folks, Seinfeld does have an opinion. "I was thinking about the AOL Time Warner deal," he began. "Everyone says what a terrible deal it was... but it was the right idea, just at the wrong time. That's the way I feel about this...
Friday Night Lights
With NBC officially confirming that The Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10 o'clock as of Feb. 12, what are its plans to fill the vacant slot?
Leno leaving 10 o'clock timeslot; late-night changes proposed for Conan and Jimmy
"I will wait until the very last second making changes to the schedule," NBC chairman Jeff Gaspin said.
Among the more promising options, however, is an earlier-than-planned premiere of Friday Night Lights on the Peacock. Gaspin said episodes that have aired on DirecTV will be available for broadcast on NBC as early as March 1...
Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien
The Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10 p.m. as of Feb. 12, NBC announced Sunday.
NBC reportedly moving Leno Back to 11:35 with O'Brien following him
Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon are currently considering a proposal from the network to move Leno's prime-time show to 11:35, which would bump the start times of O'Brien's Tonight Show and Fallon's Late Night by 30 minutes...