January 12th, 2010

TiVo

Dear NBC

Jay had his turn at the venerable "Tonight Show" time slot. He's done with it. It's Conan's turn now. Pushing "The Tonight Show" back a half hour to 12:05am would be a staggering mistake. It would kill this legendary show, the legacy of Steve Allen and Jack Paar and the incomparable Johnny Carson. And it wouldn't save Jay's show.

The classy Conan O'Brien says he's not interested in staying with the franchise if NBC moves it back a half hour, and I can't blame him.

Stop screwing with what works and let Conan do his job. At 11:35pm. Despite the hair.

( Conan says "No thanks" to post-midnight "Tonight Show..." )