Television’s “late night wars” are a big, too big, topic of conversation nowadays, and there are two questions I’d like to ask.
1. Why should anybody care? and
2. Come on. Admit it. Did anyone expect Conan O’Brien to be a good fit for the Tonight Show?
Do the two questions seem contradictory? They’re not.
First, the background: “The Tonight Show” went to Conan O’Brien, by contractural arrangement, seven months ago. NBC moved Leno to an earlier time slot with a random variety show that apparently didn’t do so well. O’Brien’s “Tonight Show” didn’t do so well either. Now NBC wants Leno back in the time slot he started at, and after trying to find a weasel way to do...READ MORE