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Leno's next stop: What would you do?Posted Saturday, January 9, 2010, at 2:23 PM
Imagine you're an NBC network executive and you're faced with the dilemma of rebuilding your schedule after 9 p.m. Central time.
Jay Leno's show isn't working ratings-wise, and those Hollywood folks who handle what they call "scripted dramas" are taking potshots at NBC. They claim those five hours a week of prime-time talk should have been filled with dramas and shows that employ large numbers of production workers, scriptwriters, etc.
Anyway, there's talk that Leno's show will move to 10:30 for 30 minutes followed by Conan O'Brien and "Tonight" at 11. Leno's said he didn't want to leave "Tonight" and would like to go back. A Fox employee told The Associated Press that they'd be interest in Conan if he ends up leaving NBC.
O'Brien just hasn't seemed like a good "fit" on "Tonight" like he did in his later show.
What would you do?I'd probably put Leno back on'Tonight" and I'm not sure what I'd do with O'Brien. And I'd quite possibly be wrong whatever choice I made. But I feel sorry for whoever has to work that mess out.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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