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Might We Get to Say Goodbye to Jay Leno? We Might! This Is Like Waiting for Christmas.

Jay_leno Might we get to say goodbye to The Jay Leno Show? Oh, might we? Might we bid adieu to Jay Leno, his inappropriate gay humour, and his self-satisfied yet smarmy demeanor?

I think this excites me in a way about television that I haven't been excited since one of those weirdly titillating, oversized muppets from the Muppet Show, Sweetums, broke into my budding consciousness in the mid-1970s.

Before that icky bit of personal history sinks in too deeply, let's run headlong into the good news, shall we?

Okay. Sorry about that. I'm done with my Sweetums sickness now. I swear. Really. Let's get back to Leno.

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After an unremitting decline in ratings since putting Leno's show in the 10 p.m. slot last fall, NBC has ordered a whopping EIGHTEEN pilots for the 2010-2011 season over last year's eleven, which is more than enough to turn over their 8-10 p.m. slots. Couple that news with The Jay Leno Show in particular having less than stellar ratings, and it seems promising that we might get to say auf wiedersehn to Mr. Leno before too long.

Jay Leno has been delivering bad jokes and bolstering television's adherence to late-night mediocrity since The Tonight Show in the 1980s when Johnny Carson should have known better, and it is about time that someone made him stop.

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Out-Numbered

Couldn't agree more. Howard Stern predicted his demise on day one. No love lost here...

Meghan

Praise The Lord! Ugh, I've been so sick of his smarm and was horrified when they brought him "back" in the prime time slot. I can not stand his crude version of "humor" which should really be called "taking pot-shots at celebrities and kicking people when they're down." I can only hope that NBC will be able to jiggle their lineup back into some semblance of normalcy, putting L&O:SVU on at 8pm on Wednesdays had it competing against Glee & Modern Family for DVR space as my machine can only record 2 shows at once. As much as I girl crush on Olivia Benson, and have for a decade, that was a losing battle. Please NBC, axe Jay, and give some other shows (like Chuck!) a chance to shine. He's WAY past his prime, and I'm not alone in wishing he'd go softly into that good night.

Kayla

Danny "sort of" got on Jay Leno. I'm not too sure if he still does this segment, but it was him reading odd/funny newspaper headings from around the world?

Anyways, our hometown Thunder Bay had a blunder of its own. I don't remember the actual heading and Danny's at work but I think it was something like this:
Championship swimmer drowns in Lake Superior

Kayla

(that event also went down in the Darwin Awards too)

mouthy_broad

thank goodness!

i don't care for his humor either. but for those who do...why can't he have a 1 hour a week show? wouldn't it be better quality? i didn't understand how he could leave one show only to basically undercut the old show an hour earlier? he is an avid hobbyist-he should be able to find SOMETHING else to do.

rkmama

I have no idea if it's true but I heard they're giving Conan the ax (NOOOOO!) and putting Jay back on the TS so don't get too hopeful just yet...

Laurel

http://www.movieline.com/2010/01/nbc-allegedly-returns-jay-leno-to-1135-time-slot-bumps-conan.php

I am hoping from the depths of my hoping place that the above article is wrong.

carmster

Schmutzie, I think I love you (also because of the Muppets vid).
According to this article: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/100108/entertainment/centertainment_us_leno
They'd have Jay as a 30-minute show, and Conan on afterwards. And they "remain committed to keeping Conan O'Brien on NBC." But what does their word or commitment even mean anymore?




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