God forbid the television networks even try to produce entertainment programing. NBC, the network that saved Howie Mandel, is going to make everyday, hump day.
NBC will keep Jay Leno five nights a week, but in prime time, competing not with David Letterman, but with shows like “CSI: Miami.”
The network will announce Tuesday that Mr. Leno’s new show will appear at 10 o’clock each weeknight in a format similar to “The Tonight Show,” which he has hosted since 1993.
Oh, boy, Jay Walking in Prime-Time. Somebody pinch me, and then shoot me.
So their line up in 2009 will be as follows:
8:00 p.m. Deal or No Deal/Unnamed "Howie Mandel/Sharon Osborn project"
9:00 p.m. Heroes (no really, it will stop sucking this time)
10:00 p.m. Jay Leno's 'Not Even Tryin' Anymore' Hour
Paddy Chayefsky was an optimist.
[Cross-Posted at Firedoglake]