I know I’m not the only one outraged by NBC’s pathetic line-up scramble in an effort to boost their sinking ratings. With #TeamConan as a trending topic on Twitter and Facebook groups dedicated to saving Conan’s time slot, maybe the NBC execs will reconsider?
Face it NBC… moving Leno back to 11:35 is not going to magically solve a much larger issue and losing the best asset you have, Conan O’Brien, will prove to be the biggest mistake. This destructive switch-a-roo will cost you those few loyal followers you did have and leave you wishing you had not made such an impulsive and diwn right self destructive decision.
Leno had his run at The Tonight Show and in fact he was set to retire— why does he get all the special treatment? He shouldve never been given the 10pm slot to begin with! Jay Leno is the one who needs to step down.
Although my heart breaks at the thought of Conan leaving The Tonight Show after less than a year…I respect his decision to resign. No one should be pushed around and taken advantage of like this. I hope that NBC pays dearly for the destruction of a great show. Let’s face it, they will not be able to replace Conan O’Brien!
O’Brien released a statement saying,
“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.” (Read the full text of the statement, complete with spicy Conan wit, here.)
On the bright side Conan will continue to be successful wherever he decides to take his career and be unconditionally supported by loyal fans. NBC on the other hand is accumulating enemies by the second. Good Luck.