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Leno, O’Brien Return to NBC’s Late Night

December 19, 2007 12:51 PM

Well, this is interesting: Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien are returning to work Jan. 2, writers or no writers, and probably no writers. Already the odds makers are gambling that without writers to prop them up, the shows will be duller than watching paint dry and no one will watch.

Not only that, the odds makers are betting that advertisers will bail as well. Bull. If you’re morbidly curious like I am, you’ll be watching just to see how well they’ll fare. And I don’t think we’re going to be watching traffic accidents here.

The odds are actually in their favor. January traditionally has the highest number of homes using television, with the cold weather keeping people at home. So I’ll be there.

Will you?


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