As WGA strike continues, Leno goes vintage
Included in the vintage rerun plans are a 1992 Tom Hanks appearance, Julia Roberts from 1993, 1995 appearances with Johnny Depp and Jennifer Aniston, and a Matt Damon 2000 appearance. As the strike continues, the late night talk shows are running out of more current reruns according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter. I would think they're also a bit concerned with losing the audience and older shows at this time would almost be "new."
I haven't seen any plans for The Late Show with David Letterman to follow suit, but that would be interesting. Last night's Late Show went holiday with last year's Thanksgiving show, so it went quasi-vintage. Of course, to me, the real vintage Letterman isn't a possibility because of the network change. Real vintage Letterman would be NBC shows from the 80s.
I personally welcome the move to older shows as it seems like we've just seen the ones they've been airing the past few weeks.