Conan O'Brien apparently refuses to follow Jay Leno and do you blame him? Conan O'Brien made a statement Tuesday afternoon, January 12, 2010. He will not host â€œThe Tonight Showâ€ if it gets moved to 12:05 AM. Conan O'Brien took over as host of The Tonight Showâ€ seven months ago.
NBC moved Jay Leno to prime time show in September and it didn't take off. â€œThe Jay Leno Showâ€ at 10 PM will be aired the last time on February 11. Just two days ago, NBC formally outlined their plan to move â€œThe Jay Leno Showâ€ to 11:35 in March. Seems Conan doesn't approve of the plan.
According to the New York Times, Conan O'Brien stated, â€œI sincerely believe that delaying the â€˜Tonight Showâ€™ 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. â€˜The Tonight Showâ€™ at 12:05 simply isnâ€™t the â€˜Tonight Show.â€™â€
Former hosts of â€œThe Tonight Showâ€ include Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and of course, Jay Leno. It seems FOX is interested in a late night show starring Conan O'Brien if he can get out of his contract with NBC.
I still remember â€œThe Tonight Showâ€ with Johnny Carson. Here are YouTube video clips of â€œThe Tonight Showâ€ featuring Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien. Who is your favorite host?