Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The landscape of evening television has just changed... dramatically

Looks like Jay Leno, King of Late Night Television, is going to become King of Late Evening Television.

Verne Gay tells us Jay Leno makes new deal with NBC.
Jay stays.

NBC will announce this morning that the longtime host of "The Tonight Show" will remain at the network as host of a weeknight 10 p.m. show.

And just like that, television has changed, and changed dramatically. Not only would such a show become a first - a "stripped," or once-a-night, show at 10 p.m. - but it also upends the late night landscape.

Jay Leno, who will step down from "The Tonight Show" on May 29 next year, was widely expected to join ABC in 2010, where he'd challenge "Late Night with David Letterman" and (of course) "Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien."
I might even take up watching television again...

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