Conan O’Brien Refuses to Follow Jay Leno: The Tonight Show vs. The Jay Leno Show

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Conan O’Brien apparently refuses to follow Jay Leno and do you blame him? Conan O’Brien made a statement Tuesday afternoon, January 12, 2010. He will not host “The Tonight Show” if it gets moved to 12:05 AM. Conan O’Brien took over as host of The Tonight Show” seven months ago.

NBC moved Jay Leno to prime time show in September and it didn’t take off. “The Jay Leno Show” at 10 PM will be aired the last time on February 11. Just two days ago, NBC formally outlined their plan to move “The Jay Leno Show” to 11:35 in March. Seems Conan doesn’t approve of the plan.

According to the New York Times, Conan O’Brien stated, “I sincerely believe that delaying the ‘Tonight Show’ into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. ‘The Tonight Show’ at 12:05 simply isn’t the ‘Tonight Show.’”

Former hosts of “The Tonight Show” include Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and of course, Jay Leno. It seems FOX is interested in a late night show starring Conan O’Brien if he can get out of his contract with NBC.

I still remember “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. Here are YouTube video clips of “The Tonight Show” featuring Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien. Who is your favorite host?

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