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NBC takes down last Tonight Show blog post

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 28th 2010 1:00PM
Tonight ShowTonight Show staffer (with Conan, anyway) Aaron Bleyaert kept a blog and a Twitter account for the show since Conan took over last year. Of course, Jay Leno is coming back so he's no longer going to be doing the blog and wrote his last blog post when Conan's run on the show ended recently. NBC, however, took the blog post down.

But Bleyaert still had the blog post so he put it on his personal site. He talks about how Conan's last show went, what the status was on the show and Conan's future (unknown at the time), talks about the team at NBC.com, how the show will be in repeats until the Olympics, and generally says goodbye until a new show starts up. I'm not really sure what NBC saw objectionable or questionable about it, unless it's like a reader says in the comments section of Aaron's blog that they might have been upset that he linked to his personal web site and personal Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Trisha Allen

Jay Leno has plenty of fans. Maybe most of us are of the older group, but we speak respectfully and with taste. We are thrilled Leno will be back in his rightful place on the Tonight Show. So far it is the younger crowd complaining about Conan leaving but you were all probably out partying instead of watching him or his numbers would have been higher. Believe me Jay will have no problem getting his ratings back. He has been missed terribly. The only time Conan was funny was his big battle with the governor of New Jersey. He just isn't funny. We watched the foodnetwork instead.

January 29 2010 at 12:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Xaeinovis

I guess you're entitled to some generalizations about us young folk, but seriously, Jay Leno is just a hack, and he really screwed over the future of comedy. All of my late night shenanigans will be with Dave Letterman from now on, and as far as Leno's ratings are concerned, I think all of this bad press and blatant mismanagement on NBC's part will drop his ratings into the abyss.

One could only hope.

January 30 2010 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rob

screw jay Leno. I've Watched Conan For Years, He's Way Funnier.Leno Is For Old Fucks.I Hope They Give Him The Boot Again.

January 28 2010 at 10:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Justa Notherguy

Ironic, isn't it? As shown by this article (and unfortunately for Mr. Leno and his bosses at NBC), the basic story of their programming fiasco just won't go away. And their endless stream of carefully worded explanations - much less, soul-searching interviews on 'Oprah' - don't seem to be helping much, either. I suspect a big reason for this is Leno's complicated history with the network.

January 28 2010 at 3:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
erni

GO BLEY! git them.

January 28 2010 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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