Late-Night Hosts Take Turns Ripping NBC

By Andrew Gauthier 

TVSpy

As NBC scrambles to fix their primetime schedule and once again reinvent their late-night lineup, the network’s two stars, Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, are taking turns ripping their employer. On Monday night, CBS’s David Letterman and Craig Ferguson joined in on the fun. Of all the late-night barbs thrown NBC’s way, O’Brien’s were the most pointed and prolonged–not surprising considering he’s at the center of NBC’s controversial decision to move Leno back to late-night.

Here’s a round-up of Monday night’s most notable digs…

Conan O’Brien:
“Everybody now wants to know what my plans are… all I can say is I plan to continue putting on a great show night after night, while stealing as many office supplies as humanly possible.” More…

Jay Leno:
“Supposedly we’re moving to 11:30, but even this is not sure. See, my people are upset, Conan’s people are upset. Hey, NBC said they wanted drama at 10–now they got it!” More…

David Letterman:
“I’m a little worried about Conan. I’m not worried about Jay, he’ll land on his chin, he always does.” More…

Craig Ferguson:
“This whole mess is a direct result of atrocious management by a once-great American network.” More…

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