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    Here is the statement from Conan.....

    People of Earth:
    In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I
    want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second
    feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I
    love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky.
    That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my
    bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

    Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight
    Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson
    every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant
    everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed
    up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally
    hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the
    future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would
    have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of
    ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting
    audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

    But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months,
    with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their
    terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their
    long-established late night schedule.

    Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight
    Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years
    the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I
    sincerely believe that 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. The Tonight
    Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move
    I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David
    Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot.
    That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be
    unfair to Jimmy.

    So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy
    hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is
    for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably
    hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The
    Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its
    destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the
    Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I
    believe nothing could matter more.

    There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set
    the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have
    no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this
    quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of,
    for a company that values our work.

    Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair;
    it’s always been that way.

    Yours,
    Conan

    source: http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/01/12...not-want/38604

    This is why I'm huge supporter for Conan, not Leno. And I hope Conan moves to Fox, if this doesn't work. So Leno can rot.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Conan is arrogant and very unfunny. He's earned those mediocre ratings, so in principle I agree with him and think NBC should allow The Tonight Show to remain at its historic timeslot.
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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    I'm a huge Conan fan, but I'm interested to see how this turns out. I've had extremely good luck with shows I enjoy falling on their feet in the past several years.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Conan's totally right here, trying to switch up this schedule would just make things worse. I hope Conan doesn't have to move, that wouldn't be fair really after he was guaranteed doing the Tonight Show. I'm sure Jay doesn't WANT to have to do this, maybe he should just move to another network, that might be what happens. But there's legal stuff involved, too, with contracts and such.

    And Conan's really funny and a great personality, IMO.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    So who is this Kimmel guy, and why is he holding up Jay's return.

    Just put everything back like it was and people can return to watching Jay and then turning of the their tv set.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Leno haven't been funny for years. I have been a big Conan fan, since 98 or 99. And always finds away to make me laugh everytime I watch his show.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Man, Conan is burning both Leno and NBC badly tonight. Just for the NBC is a pimp, while Leno/Conan/Fallon/Carson Daly are hoes.

    I really can't blame Conan for doing this.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Conan never was cut out for the big leagues, he's got his cult following that keeps him afloat but that's it.

    Seriously what were they thinking when they started switching around their cash cows like this.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Actually, Conan with this controversy is getting really good ratings, he's gone way up and is beating Letterman at least now. People are tuning in to see his opinions.

    But it's true, he's only been on for 7 months, so the older-crowds haven't got used to him yet.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    7 months is nothing, but it took what 3 years before people could stand him at his old show, wonder if they're willing to invest that much time and money into making him a "star". He'd be better suited for a more low risk project.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    It took Leno 3 years to beat Letterman. I'm planning to watch as much of Conan that can for the next month. Fallon is totally ignoring this all together. And one more thing to end this post with.


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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Conan's way funnier than Leno. He should keep the slot. Leno should stay retired.

    At least all the comedians are milking a ton of great material out of this, especially Conan himself.
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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Watching Conan is like watching a really long SNL skit. And since SNL sucks it's not all that funny.

    He is however funny when he goes out and hassles folks with that dog puppet, he should do a show about that.

    And once again for the record, i'll note that i have no clue who these Kimmel and Fallon guys are.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    I have to post this joke from Craig Ferguson in his letter segments.

    Do you know what school bullies do when they grow up?

    They run NBC.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Conan's 'point' about the importance of the slot is absurd.

    That doesn't mean he should get bumped just for Leno. Regardless of what little importance a time-slot has on the multiverse, Conan did write his ass off to get where he is and it would be a disgrace to bump him just for someone else.

    More power to him.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Jimmy Kimmel used been Ben Stien's sidekick on Win Ben Stien's Money as well being the Co-Host of the The Men Show (Two very popular classic shows of the old days of Comedy Central), as well used to do comedy sketches on Fox NFL Sundays.

    And Fallon is former member of SNL and did the Weekend Updates segments with Tina Fay.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Who gives a shit whether or not it's moved to a different time slot. The fact is it's going to be the same damn program!
    Besides he's being such a bitch about having to move over for Leno when in fact LENO GAVE HIM THE FUCKIN SHOW IN THE FIRST PLACE

    I'm sorry, but I've never cared for Conan. Every time I've tried watching him I just stare bored or find myself so pissed off that I want to throw the remote through the tv as opposed to simply changing the channel.
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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Gotta love how this is all a reaction to Leno's massive failure in his 10:00 show, which also had the lovely effect of killing several other shows for his sake.

    And now they're trying to screw over Conan for him...


    ...yeah, fuck Leno and his six hundred million fancy cars.
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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord Zenigame View Post
    Gotta love how this is all a reaction to Leno's massive failure in his 10:00 show, which also had the lovely effect of killing several other shows for his sake.

    And now they're trying to screw over Conan for him...


    ...yeah, fuck Leno and his six hundred million fancy cars.

    That is the damn truth.

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    Last edited by Sano; January 12th, 2010 at 11:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Conan O達rien won't move The Tonight Show at 12:05 am for Leno

    Quote Originally Posted by Sano View Post
    Jimmy Kimmel used been Ben Stien's sidekick on Win Ben Stien's Money as well being the Co-Host of the The Men Show (Two very popular classic shows of the old days of Comedy Central), as well used to do comedy sketches on Fox NFL Sundays.

    And Fallon is former member of SNL and did the Weekend Updates segments with Tina Fay.
    And these guys have their own talk shows after Conan?

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