If NBC is choreographing the late-night shuffle, then Conan O’Brien doesn’t want to dance.
The host of NBC’s Tonight Show made it clear on Tuesday that moving his program to 12:05 a.m. in order to make way for The Jay Leno Show at 11:35 p.m. is no laughing matter. “Delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting,” he said in a statement.
Although O’Brien says, “I currently have no other offer,” speculation is rampant that he could leave NBC and go to another network. If he did that, he could end up going head-to-head with Jay Leno and David Letterman, who is currently on top of the late-night ratings heap.
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