Back in June in the post Conan vs. Leno I blogged about the succession schmozzle over at NBC that resulted in Jay Leno moving to a 10PM timeslot and Conan O’Brien taking over the Tonight Show. This was all part of a succession plan to attempt to retain the then hip and cool Conan O’Brien at NBC once Jay retired. Turns out, Jay is not retiring. And NBC doesn’t much care for Conan anymore (apparently neither do we – the ratings are dismal). TMZ has just announced that Leno’s 10PM show is being cancelled and he is moving back to 11:30PM. Conan’s fate is unknown.
Tisk tisk…People – succession plans built years in advance (this one was developed in 2004) don’t tend to work… And they cost a lot of $$$ when you screw them up!