The Cape Preview

24 07 2010

Jay Leno on Oprah

30 01 2010

Jay Leno did an interview with Oprah on Thursday on The Oprah Show. Jay got to share his side of the story. This interview, basically, put all the blame on NBC. Jay says that he never wanted to give up The Tonight Show and that he was asked to leave to make room for Conan. He says that The Jay Leno Show was not the only show with low ratings, but, The Tonight Show was suffering as well. Oprah says she does not understand why people are against Leno, and, that people just do not understand how Television works.

To me, this interview seems like a scheme set up by NBC to get viewers back on Leno’s side. They need Leno to look the good guy to get ratings. The best way to do this is to use Oprah. Oprah is the number one woman on Television and is very influential. Leno once was the number one man in late night Television, so, NBC would probably want him to continue to be to rake in cash. Leno and Oprah appear to be NBC’s puppets in this interview. If you do not understand how Television works, I will tell you. Everything on Television is scripted and rehearsed, including interviews.

Conan’s Goodbye…Again

23 01 2010

Conan, once again, says goodbye to his late night show. This time, it is The Tonight Show. Tonight is Conan’s last episode. As I watch, it is very sad to see such a great comedian and host being shoved out the door. I have been a big Conan fan since I was a wee tot and I don’t want to see him go. I hope Conan will be around for bigger and better things. It has always been a dream of mine to work at Universal and for NBC, but, seeing how they screwed over Conan, it seems that it may be more of a nightmare.

Conan puts his foot down

13 01 2010

Conan O’Brien says he will quit if The Tonight Show gets moved to 12:05. Conan had this to say,

“I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule.NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more. I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next.”

At this point I’ve got to say, Go team Conan!

Conan’s take on the rumors

12 01 2010

Conan O’Brien addressed the rumors that of been circulating over this past weekend on The Tonight Show. Conan took a comedic approach, which is expected of the comedian. One of the comments he made raised some eyebrows. In paraphrase, he said leaving NBC doesn’t sound so bad at this point. Will Conan leave NBC and take The Tonight Show with him? It would be a smart idea for other networks to jump on this as soon as possible. Conan is said to only have a number of days to agree to be moved to a 12:30 time slot, while Jay Leno will take back his old time slot. I say NO TAKSIES BACKSIES! Leno should take an honorable bow and let Conan have the time slot he deserves. As much as I love Jay Leno, this was a risk he took when he decided to leave The Tonight Show.

Watch Conan address the rumors Here

Jay Leno Rumors

7 01 2010

There have been rumors that NBC’s The Jay Leno Show will be canceled but NBC denies the rumors stating, “Jay Leno is one of the most compelling entertainers in the world today. As we have said all along, Jay’s show has performed exactly as we anticipated on the network. It has, however, presented some issues for our affiliates. Both Jay and the show are committed to working closely with them to find ways to improve the performance.” The rumors also include that there may be a schedule change and that this may not be good for current host of The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien. I personally think that Conan has nothing to worry about and that these are just rumors.