New Jack City: Leno’s Prime Time Bomb–You had to see it Coming!

Hollywood’s got to be CHEERING!

NBC’s announced early demise of their 5-month long JAY LENO SHOW experiment in prime time should result in the (re)creation of roughly 970 jobs in Tinsel Town.

How did I come up with that number?

The average five hour-long scripted dramas which Leno replaced – usually
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7 Responses to New Jack City: Leno’s Prime Time Bomb–You had to see it Coming!

  1. Anonymous says:

    You hit it on the head, Jack. Don’t you think that Leno’s show had the Craig Glazer touch?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    Jay and Conan are both stale in their new roles don’t you think Jack? Conan isn’t even the same host now that he’s on at 10:30…he has tuned his schtick waaaay down compared to the zany and dark humor he used to do on Late Night. Both of these guys are like milk that was taken out of the fridge and never put back.

    Conan needs one of two things: Fox or 11:30. Or both. Fox will let him do whatever he wants, and he needs to get back to the old Conan. You can see him holding back. Jay will do the NBC corporate dance like he always does and probably go back to the Tonight Show, he’s a company man.

    And Letterman just leans back and laughs.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why bring Glazer into it. The only thing he can make is ‘Black Barbie’. Leno’s show sucked from day one. I’m surprised it lasted this long.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey Dexter,
    I agree with your thoughts completely.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    The problem is that Letterman, once hugely innovative and cutting edge, is now stale– and Conan and Leno are copying that stale format. No more skits. Tighten up the monologues. Maybe even lead off with the guest or musical act right out of the gate.

  6. Anonymous says:

    970 is a little high. No way do they fill all five hours with scripted drama. I would expect cheaper reality/Dateline to fill at least 3 of the five hours being vacated by Leno. A lot of the scripted stuff got moved earlier into prime time.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What was NBC thinking. This was a way to save $$$$. They didn’t foresee the upset affiliates.

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