Conan O’Brien Criticizes Jay Leno Over ‘The Tonight Show’ MessMay 3rd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Conan O’Brien has, at last, been able to verbalize freely about the fiasco over The Tonight Show in which Jay Leno was brought back to the hosting chair subsequent to O’Brien’s short-lived stretch. Comedian Conan O’Brien has criticized Jay Leno for snatching the desirable ‘Tonight Show’ back from him. The comedian divulged that Leno should have performed something else and gone someplace else. O’Brien essentially mentioned that, if he was in the shoes of Jay Leno, he would not have executed the steps that Jay Leno has. O’Brien implied that he wouldn’t have backstabbed if he was in the position of Jay Leno. Conan O’Brien expressed these standpoints when he was dialoging with 60 Minutes. It is a tête-à-tête that was televised on Sunday night.
O’Brien left ‘The Tonight Show’ in January after just seven months when NBC was compelled to commit a discomforting restructuring of its late night schedule subsequent to giving the chop to its unpopular ‘The Jay Leno Show’ at 10 p.m.
The red-haired O’ Brien had flatly repudiated the idea of relocating ‘The Tonight Show’ from its conventional 11:35 p.m. window to beyond midnight in order to have room for Leno’s switch to a fresh time.
Leno has been extensively depicted in the American media as the scoundrel in a harsh and public slinging match. He has, however, returned to the flagship talk show that he hosted for 17 years.
Leno expounded later he sympathized with Conan. However, Leno explicated that the industry of television and its dependence on viewership was unreasonable to everyone.
O’Brien publicized earlier this month that he would be hosting a fresh late night chat show at cable channel, TBS, commencing in November. He has also been on a stand-up trip through America. The trip was titled ‘Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television.’
O’Brien clarified to ‘60 Minutes’ that he cut himself off from NBC because he judged that his association with the network had worsened to the spot where it appeared to have no future.
O’Brien implemented a $45 million departure contract with NBC but was banned from initiating a new TV program prior to September.
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