Yesterday at TCA Jeff Gaspin announced that NBC is officially yanking Leno from primetime starting February 12th. He said, “We realized we had to make a change…”My goal is to keep Jay, Conan and Jimmy as part of the late night lineup.”
His plan: He’s asked Jay to do a half hour show at 11:35PM, with Conan to follow, and Fallon to follow Conan. As for Carson Daly: um…yeah…no room, sorry bro. Who knows if all parties will accept. It’s rumored that Leno has already signed on to this plan, but Conan is still up in the air.
I would be pretty damn pissed off if I were Conan. Putting Leno on primetime was the STUPIDEST mistake ever.