TV Junkie: Network Late Night Hosts Return - Can You Hear Me Now?
So tonight it's Leno vs. Letterman, Conan vs. Ferguson - potentially unfair matches since Letterman and Ferguson have reached an agreement with the writers' union and NBC hasn't. This will mean a further addition to my sleep deficit as I will be sitting up and flipping between these networks until 1:30am [no, I don't have some swank double-satellite-dish-to-Tivo setup like some of you, if you're interested in helping out, I can give you an address to where you can send the money, or better yet, if you are a satellite provider, hook me up.]
Even though I'm not a fan of Leno, he's earned his chops doing stand-up and continues to make in-person appearances on a regular basis, so he very well might be able to hold his own. Conan I know can pull this off but I know he's on good terms with his writers so the question is, how far is he going to go? Would it be a tragedy for his show to be great without writers contributing? His writers are fantastic though, and if there's one show I've missed over the past couple months it's Late Night. Oh yeah, and Jimmy Kimmel is coming back on the air too.
For tonight's listings, you'll find them after the jump.