Monday, November 2, 2009

Leno would go back to "Tonight" if asked

Perhaps you've heard about what a dumpster fire this whole "two late night show" schedule thingy that NBC has been doing. Some people don't like Conan (even though I think he's the funniest guy on TV) and Leno is drawing some pretty terrible ratings.

Now Leno has come out and said that he'd do "The Tonight Show" again if asked, although he heaped the praise on Conan. Personally I think that NBC might want to wait this one out and see what happens in the ratings six months down the road.

Oh and Leno talks about Letterman too.

NEW YORK (AP) - Prime-time newcomer Jay Leno says he would have rather stayed put at "The Tonight Show"—and if NBC offered him that job again, he'd take it.

In an interview with Broadcasting & Cable magazine published online Monday, Leno hastily added that such a decision isn't his to make.

Conan O'Brien, his successor as "Tonight" host after 17 years, is "doing fine," Leno said.

"Conan is in the same position I was in when I took over. It takes a while. Some will like it; some will leave forever and not come back."

Leno said he doesn't think the recent controversy surrounding his former late-night rival David Letterman "will have a big effect at all."

Referring to Letterman's acknowledged sexual affairs with female members of his staff, Leno said, "If it were me, it would kill me. I'm the guy who's been married 29 years. But Dave has never pretended to be Mr. Moral America, he's never set himself up that way. He's not a hypocrite."

I can't tell if this is a back-handed comment or not but whatev, he's Jay Leno, he can do what he wants. He's been on Home Improvement.

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