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Jimmy Kimmel to Guest on Jay Leno Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Will it be dueling Lenos?
    
Jimmy Kimmel, who did a killer impersonation of Jay Leno on his Tuesday night show, will join the NBC prime-time host Thursday for the segment "Ten @ Ten."

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TVGuide.com Poll: 83 Percent Want Conan at 11:35

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 ... read more

Jimmy Kimmel Does Scathing Imitation of Jay Leno on ABC Show

Jimmy Kimmel

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? ...
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O'Brien: "I May Soon Be Available for Children's Parties"

Conan O'Brien

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."

VIDEO: Watch Conan's monologue now

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 ...
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Leno Doesn't Address Conan's Statement in Monologue

Jay Leno

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... read more

Letterman's Monologue: "I Knocked Off Another Competitor"

David Letterman

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... read more

O'Brien, Leno Keep Up Their Monologue Jabs at NBC

Conan O'Brien

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: read more

Fox Network President: "I Love Conan"

Conan O'Brien

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... read more

Jerry Seinfeld: Jay Leno Show Was "The Right Idea at the Wrong Time"

Jerry Seinfeld

"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... read more

What Will Replace Jay Leno at 10?

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... read more

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