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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Screw Jay Leno; the real question is, can we survive without Jon Stewart in late night?   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 74
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2013-03-22 08:32:05 AM
Okay... I have the solution to the whole late night conundrum once contracts start expiring next year...

ABC
Make no changes.  Jimmy Kimmel Live is positioned perfectly now that it's at 11:35.

CBS
1. Let Letterman retire from Late Show next year.
2. If he'll stay, keep Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show at 12:35.
3. Take the genre in a whole new direction at 11:35, with Late Show with Tina Fey.

FOX
Make no changes.  Fox appears to be the only network that understands that spending millions of dollars in an effort to attract 2-3 million viewers on a good night isn't worth the hassle.

NBC
1. Put Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on the show's 60th anniversary.
2. Offer Conan O'Brien his old job back as host of Late Night at 12:35.  If he's not interested, bring in a late 20-something fresh face.
3. Put Jay Leno on a barbecue rotisserie spit, pour gasoline on him, and set him ablaze.
4. Take Jay Leno's flesh-burned corpse and run it through a chipper shredder.
5. Take the shredded pieces of Jay Leno that remain, place them in a capsule in the middle of a nuclear test range.
6. Nuke it from orbit.
You know... just to be sure.  Leno's like Jason after all.
 
2013-03-22 08:35:39 AM

mactheknife: Offer Conan O'Brien his old job back


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2013-03-22 08:42:11 AM
He'll be gone for two months and the replacement host is John Oliver who shouldn't have any trouble at all doing the job.

Relax.
 
2013-03-22 08:42:52 AM

kronicfeld: mactheknife: Offer Conan O'Brien his old job back

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Why not?  His act was well suited for NBC at 12:35.
 
2013-03-22 08:43:10 AM
They should bring it full circle and have Tom Snyder* guest host for him.

*Yes, I know he's dead.
 
2013-03-22 09:05:57 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: He'll be gone for two months and the replacement host is John Oliver who shouldn't have any trouble at all doing the job.

Relax.


I don't know, Americans have this hangup about Limeys telling them what to do.
 
2013-03-22 09:08:15 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: He'll be gone for two months and the replacement host is John Oliver who shouldn't have any trouble at all doing the job.

Relax.


Yeh, it's not a permanent thing, also I'm looking forward to seeing the reaction when an Englishman points out where your system is wrong and why being absorbed back as a crown colony is your only logical solution.
 
2013-03-22 09:10:04 AM
Yes
 
2013-03-22 09:28:06 AM
I wonder if this whole thing is Jon testing the waters to leave the Daily Show entirely.
 
2013-03-22 10:45:07 AM

mactheknife: Okay... I have the solution to the whole late night conundrum once contracts start expiring next year...

ABC
Make no changes.  Jimmy Kimmel Live is positioned perfectly now that it's at 11:35.

CBS
1. Let Letterman retire from Late Show next year.
2. If he'll stay, keep Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show at 12:35.
3. Take the genre in a whole new direction at 11:35, with Late Show with Tina Fey.

FOX
Make no changes.  Fox appears to be the only network that understands that spending millions of dollars in an effort to attract 2-3 million viewers on a good night isn't worth the hassle.

NBC
1. Put Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on the show's 60th anniversary.
2. Offer Conan O'Brien his old job back as host of Late Night at 12:35.  If he's not interested, bring in a late 20-something fresh face.
3. Put Jay Leno on a barbecue rotisserie spit, pour gasoline on him, and set him ablaze.
4. Take Jay Leno's flesh-burned corpse and run it through a chipper shredder.
5. Take the shredded pieces of Jay Leno that remain, place them in a capsule in the middle of a nuclear test range.
6. Nuke it from orbit.
You know... just to be sure.  Leno's like Jason after all.


You really care about TV.

How sad.
 
2013-03-22 10:56:44 AM

James!: I wonder if this whole thing is Jon testing the waters to leave the Daily Show entirely.


Possible.
 
2013-03-22 11:33:56 AM
I used to watch Jon Stewart every night. Now I only watch it occasionally. I don't want to have to think that late at night. I'd rather watch Conan. Same time, and funnier.
 
2013-03-22 11:36:36 AM
Answer: Easily, Smitty.  Quite easily.
 
2013-03-22 11:37:54 AM
It depends. Will John Oliver get drunk with Jason Jones in a filmed segment? That Carell-Colbert bit was one of the show's best moments.
 
2013-03-22 11:38:48 AM

James!: I wonder if this whole thing is Jon testing the waters to leave the Daily Show entirely.


I forgot the whole corporate/channel alignments right now. Any chance he'll move into Letterman's CBS slot once he retires. (Which he needs to soon. 99% of the time I end up on Letterman I change the channel within 2 minutes as it's painful to watch.)

 

mactheknife: Okay... I have the solution to the whole late night conundrum once contracts start expiring next year...

CBS
1. Let Letterman retire from Late Show next year.
2. If he'll stay, keep Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show at 12:35.
3. Take the genre in a whole new direction at 11:35, with Late Show with Tina Fey.


That's also not a bad plan. As much as I like Craig Ferguson, he's not a 11:35 (10:35 central) host.
 
2013-03-22 11:40:32 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: He'll be gone for two months and the replacement host is John Oliver who shouldn't have any trouble at all doing the job.

Relax.


Truth. It'll actually be nice to have a little bit of a change as I've noticed Jon seems to be resorting to a regular "I'm making a funny face or using a funny voice" bit more often lately. The correspondents and interviews are the most interesting parts of that show.

Unless he has another NYC sports person on that I don't care anything about.
 
2013-03-22 11:44:18 AM

mactheknife: Make no changes. Fox appears to be the only network that understands that spending millions of dollars in an effort to attract 2-3 million viewers on a good night isn't worth the hassle.


If Fox showed an hour of (Golden-Years only) Simpsons episodes, they could probably win 60% of late-nights.

// though I may be biased, as I've never liked late-night TV
 
2013-03-22 11:48:11 AM
In before the Craig Kilborn fans.

Yeah, I know.  Some weird people actually liked that guy.
 
2013-03-22 11:49:27 AM

Dr Dreidel: If Fox showed an hour of (Golden-Years only) Simpsons episodes, they could probably win 60% of late-nights.

// though I may be biased, as I've never liked late-night TV


Right, and by golden years, you mean 1999-2007 or so?
Oh you mean golden years for you.

I do agree with your premise, any Simpsons re-runs would win against any other late night show.
 
2013-03-22 11:53:36 AM

mactheknife: Okay... I have the solution to the whole late night conundrum once contracts start expiring next year...

ABC
Make no changes.  Jimmy Kimmel Live is positioned perfectly now that it's at 11:35.

CBS
1. Let Letterman retire from Late Show next year.
2. If he'll stay, keep Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show at 12:35.
3. Take the genre in a whole new direction at 11:35, with Late Show with Tina Fey.

FOX
Make no changes.  Fox appears to be the only network that understands that spending millions of dollars in an effort to attract 2-3 million viewers on a good night isn't worth the hassle.

NBC
1. Put Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on the show's 60th anniversary.
2. Offer Conan O'Brien his old job back as host of Late Night at 12:35.  If he's not interested, bring in a late 20-something fresh face.
3. Put Jay Leno on a barbecue rotisserie spit, pour gasoline on him, and set him ablaze.
4. Take Jay Leno's flesh-burned corpse and run it through a chipper shredder.
5. Take the shredded pieces of Jay Leno that remain, place them in a capsule in the middle of a nuclear test range.
6. Nuke it from orbit.
You know... just to be sure.  Leno's like Jason after all.


Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis at 12:35 on NBC
 
2013-03-22 11:55:40 AM

theurge14: In before the Craig Kilborn fans.

Yeah, I know.  Some weird people actually liked that guy.


I thought that he was funny on TDS. But back then the show was way more focused on their videotaped bits and duping people into believing that they were a serious news team.
 
2013-03-22 12:13:19 PM
You know, we seemed to survive quite well before he showed up, so yes, yes we will survive just fine.
 
2013-03-22 12:18:18 PM
John Oliver is great, but not a permanent solution for the Daily Show. In the event of a Jon Stewart retirement (which is purely hypothetical, but it will certainly happen sometime), their best bet would be to have Colbert take over the Daily Show and cancel The Colbert Report. Ideally, a Colbert Daily Show would focus more on studio segments and less on correspondents - essentially becoming a hybrid of the two current shows.

Then they can launch The John Oliver Show at 11:30, with a greater focus on field interviews and the comedic human interest stories at which Oliver excels... he would take a good chunk of the current Daily Show correspondents to his series.

/assuming it was to happen with all of the current personnel in place
//it probably won't be that way when it actually happens
 
2013-03-22 12:19:04 PM
That show lost me with the Hulu fiasco.
 
2013-03-22 12:26:57 PM

theurge14: In before the Craig Kilborn fans.

Yeah, I know.  Some weird people actually liked that guy.


His intro music was pretty awesome. As was 5 questions. He was a perfect smarmy host. He and Jon are completely different types of hosts with completely different show styles. No reason to compare.
 
2013-03-22 12:38:44 PM

theurge14: In before the Craig Kilborn fans.

Yeah, I know.  Some weird people actually liked that guy.


I liked him better than Stewart. Back then, the show wasn't focused so much on politics. I hate politics.

/5 questions ruled
 
2013-03-22 12:38:47 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a black guy or a lady hosting a late night show again.  I'd bet Damon Wayans Jr. would do a great job.
 
2013-03-22 12:38:58 PM

Car_Ramrod: theurge14: In before the Craig Kilborn fans.

Yeah, I know.  Some weird people actually liked that guy.

His intro music was pretty awesome. As was 5 questions. He was a perfect smarmy host. He and Jon are completely different types of hosts with completely different show styles. No reason to compare.


If there's a word stronger than smarmy, I'd use it.  Kilborn completely turned me off.  Rather, I wanted to punch him in his smarm-face repeatedly, just to watch the smarm shoot out of him in pebbly sprays.

Whatever happened to Mo Rocca?  Whatever that guy's name was?
 
2013-03-22 12:40:16 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Whatever happened to Mo Rocca?  Whatever that guy's name was?


He's got a cooking show called "My grandmother's Ravioli".  It's alright.
 
2013-03-22 12:46:51 PM
Please, won't someone hire Amy Sedaris to be a field reporter?  It's wasted opportunity for her not being a correspondent on TDS.
 
2013-03-22 12:48:54 PM

James!: I wouldn't mind seeing a black guy or a lady hosting a late night show again.  I'd bet Damon Wayans Jr. would do a great job.


Well, Arsenio's supposedly coming back. Your dream is close to becoming a reality.

*PRESTO!*

Not gonna watch it. I might give Chris Tucker a look-see, or, as you said, one of the Wayans. Don't care about sex or race: want smart funny (not dumb funny). Okay maybe a little dumb funny, but whoever hosts a late night show should be genuinely funny in their own right and not have to rely on writers and gags. I don't care if my late night tv hosts are pretty; they should be witty.
 
2013-03-22 12:49:30 PM

James!: I wouldn't mind seeing a black guy or a lady hosting a late night show again.  I'd bet Damon Wayans Jr. would do a great job.


You know what happens when you say things like that? We get George Lopez hosting a late night talkshow.

Don't say that again.
 
2013-03-22 12:53:41 PM

mjohnson71: James!: I wouldn't mind seeing a black guy or a lady hosting a late night show again.  I'd bet Damon Wayans Jr. would do a great job.

You know what happens when you say things like that? We get George Lopez hosting a late night talkshow.

Don't say that again.


Oh yeah, what about George Lopez?
 
2013-03-22 12:55:33 PM

sassyfrancis: Please, won't someone hire Amy Sedaris to be a field reporter?  It's wasted opportunity for her not being a correspondent on TDS.


That would be awesome.  Loves me some Amy Sedaris.
 
Heb
2013-03-22 12:57:54 PM
Jon Oliver is awesome, and the Bugle is the single greatest podcast going
 
2013-03-22 01:03:34 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

Approves.
 
2013-03-22 01:11:10 PM

clkeagle: In the event of a Jon Stewart retirement (which is purely hypothetical, but it will certainly happen sometime), their best bet would be to have Colbert take over the Daily Show and cancel The Colbert Report.


Instead of giving Colbert his own show, they should have extended TDS to an hour - Jon hosts and ties the room together, Stevphen pisses on the rugs.

Of course, I also think the Colbert character is THE WORST at straight interviews (it's fine when the subject is in on the joke, like James Franco, but when they're actually serious, it's painful to watch) and the only good parts of TCR are The Word and the opening monologue.  Giving him an opener, The Word, and 1 other revolving segment (Even Stevphens, Threatdown, whatever) as his own mini-show inside TDS would have made my life.

Of course, it would also have meant Colbert never comes out from Stewart's shadow, but I don't think he ever can. His show is essentially a funhouse-mirror image of Stewart's anyway.
 
2013-03-22 01:11:30 PM
Jon Oliver is great, I'm looking forward to this, and the return of our lord king John Stewart of course
 
2013-03-22 01:15:08 PM
I just want to say that Jon Stewart is way overrated.  Is he funny at times?  Absolutely.  Is his show format pretty cool?  Yes.  Is he as smart and biting as everyone makes him out to be?  Not at all.  I've watched quite a few episodes over the years and I believe his whole thing to just be an act.  He says the most obvious criticisms without any real context.  Not impressed.
 
2013-03-22 01:16:56 PM
Live without Stewert?

Why does this present a problem?
 
2013-03-22 01:26:13 PM

mactheknife: Okay... I have the solution to the whole late night conundrum once contracts start expiring next year...

2. Offer Conan O'Brien his old job back as host of Late Night at 12:35...





Conan can't pull in the numbers that the network would want...
 
Heb
2013-03-22 01:33:30 PM

Barry McCackiner: I just want to say that Jon Stewart is way overrated.  Is he funny at times?  Absolutely.  Is his show format pretty cool?  Yes.  Is he as smart and biting as everyone makes him out to be?  Not at all.  I've watched quite a few episodes over the years and I believe his whole thing to just be an act.  He says the most obvious criticisms without any real context.  Not impressed.


For some reason you remind me of Lt. Hauk in Good Morning Vietnam
 
2013-03-22 01:48:03 PM
No matter what happens with Daily Show (and all/any of late night), I'll get over it.
 
2013-03-22 01:58:28 PM

James!: I wonder if this whole thing is Jon testing the waters to leave the Daily Show entirely.


Probably just going into hiding, I read that DC Comics is trying to bump him off.
 
2013-03-22 02:13:30 PM
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/click = video
 
2013-03-22 02:16:34 PM
Jon Stewart has the easiest job in the world. You hire some bright interns and video editors to pair clips of politicians to show them contradicting themselves. Then you sit at a desk, show the videos and raise your eyebrows in a quizzical, yet humorous manner. Unless his replacement uses Botox, this is an easy-peasy gig.
 
2013-03-22 02:39:02 PM

theurge14: In before the Craig Kilborn fans.

Yeah, I know.  Some weird people actually liked that guy.


I have no idea if you're being sarcastic or not, but I always thought Kilborn was awesome.
 
2013-03-22 02:40:34 PM
Stew's Daily Show schtick got old by the time i left college (2007ish). Would be happy to see him go.
 
2013-03-22 02:53:37 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
Nobody missed him the first time around.
 
2013-03-22 02:53:53 PM

Car_Ramrod: theurge14: In before the Craig Kilborn fans.

Yeah, I know.  Some weird people actually liked that guy.

His intro music was pretty awesome. As was 5 questions. He was a perfect smarmy host. He and Jon are completely different types of hosts with completely different show styles. No reason to compare.


Weird.
 
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