You may have heard that the other night Jay Leno strongly hinted that since NBC executives were so ready to get rid of him, Leno is ‘retiring’ next year, he might just next be appearing on ABC. Well, ABC hopes he wasn’t just hinting:
“I can’t believe they are going to let this guy go at the top of his game,” McPherson said of Leno. “If that happens, I guess we’ll look at it and we will talk.”
That’s ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson, btw.
I’m actually fairly happy with the way ABC ends its days, 45 minutes of Nightline and then an hour of Jimmy Kimmel is just about right. However, there is no reason that NIghtline couldn’t be moved up to 10pm and then 2 and a half hours of a combined Kimmel and Leno show fill up the rest.
Btw, you know who else would be a great catch to fill in the wee-morning hours… Craig Ferguson. Yeah, that British Scottish chap who was on the Drew Carey show. I watched his Late Late Show on CBS while I had insomnia a few weeks ago and boy was he funny.