I love late night TV. More to the point – I love Late Night / Late Show / Tonight Show TV.
Jay? Not so much. Apart from the whole underhanded way he got the Tonight Show – he’s just not that funny to me. Too scripted – man has never ad-libbed in his life. Talking to dumb people on the street – not funny.
I even found the politics and behind the scenes stuff of The Late Shift to be fascinating. Of course it’s all happening again – Leno said he’d hand over the Tonight Show to Conan so he could retire, Leno announces 10pm Prime Time show at the last minute to undermine Conan’s debut, 10pm Show sucks, NBC want to move Leno back to 11:35 and the “Tonight Show” into “Tomorrow” starting at 12:05am.
Apparently Leno retiring isn’t an option anymore – he still wants to be #1 TV Boy.
The funniest bastard in all of this has been Craig Ferguson – the one Late Night Show we don’t get in Australia – and probably the one show after Letterman I would watch. But he has made some great opening monologues regarding it all.
Last night, he nailed it. In the midst of the disaster in Haiti – Who Really Gives a Fuck.
Also – See this page for loads of other highlights from last nights shows when the gloves started to come off.
I’ve seen this footage used a couple of times now – last time was when Apple released the new iPod Touch but without a camera. Probably doesn’t sound that funny but made me cry.
“Australian Idol will not return in 2010. Network 10 has decided to “rest” the tired talent quest after years of falling ratings.”
No huge surprise. Been saying for years they would be better running Idol every second year. Gives them a better pool of talent to choose from, plus lessens the burnout from viewers.
2009’s format was a dud. Should have had the elimination at the end of the show. Too often we just tuned in for the first 15 mins to see who was booted and then watched something else.
Judges need to have a say too. IMO the best format is Rock Star. Judges picked the 3 worse performances on the night and then the viewers voted on that.
Bring back Kyle. And Big Brother!
Main problem I see is what will Undercover.com.au do now for Australian Content now that Paul can’t bitch about Idol? 😉
Craig Ferguson (the boss in the Drew Carey Show) has his take on the rumours that Leno is being moved back to a later time slot to possibly replace Conan.
Really, what idiot thought a late-night format would work in Prime Time 5 nights a week?