Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
I think it's less of a cost cutting move and more of a "we don't know what to do" move.
Leno will command about $30 million per year for a prime-time talk show.
NBC has struggled to come up with new 10pm shows, so they're moving Law & Order and SVU to 9pm (which IMO, is way too early for those shows, especially SVU). With ER winding down, they're barren in the 10pm slot. They've been showing repeats of L&O and SVU on Saturday nights because they can't seem to buy or produce a hit show.
It's a risky move: Do people watch "The Tonight Show" or do they watch Jay Leno?
I think it's the former.
NBC's a mess.
Yea, i cant see it lasting to be honest. More of an experiment i guess.
I dont understand why NBC cant develop good shows?
There is fertile material out there. Look at how good the cable networks are at developing decent dramas these days.