My apologies for skipping last week's late night listings. In my defense, I was preparing for a 2-week trip down to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Plus, last week was mostly repeats, anyway, so I'm sure you didn't miss things too much!
However, THIS week is an exciting week in late night television! Why? Because yours truly will be attending 2 tapings LIVE in L.A.
Sorry things are a little bit late today. It's Thanksgiving Monday up here in Canada, and the day was filled with (Canadian) football and pumpkin pie! Those on the West Coast will still be able to use Monday's listings, and my apologies to those everywhere else.
Well it was a crazy week in the world of late night television! Conan O'Brien came back on Monday from his head injury, and showed everyone the cringe-inducing accident from Friday's Tonight Show taping.
First and foremost, we've set up a domain name for you to more simply get to the late night listings every week: LateNightGuests.com.
First of all, I hope you all checked out Kevin Pollak's Chat Show last night (or at least the embedded Rob Corddry interview in last week's listings). If you haven't yet, you're seriously missing out on some funny an interesting conversation.
Last week was also, of course, the first week of the new Jay Leno Show.
This week marks the debut of the "primetime talk show", when NBC brings us The Jay Leno Show at 10/9c every week day. The former Tonight Show host will be competing with the CSIs of the world for ratings, as well as keeping 5 hours of potential scripted television off the air.
Sorry for taking a few weeks off there. A combination of being out of town, and a week of all repeats, kept me from posting.
I'm out of town this week, so there won't really be explanations for my Top 5 picks (but don't worry, they're still below).
With Jay Leno ending his 17-year run as host of The Tonight Show on Friday to huge numbers, Conan O'Brien officially takes over the reins this week. It should come as no surprise that we're huge Conan O'Brien fans here at ShowbizMonkeys.com, specifically me.
Later tonight, this June 1st of 2009, The Tonight Show -- a late night institution that has been around for more than 50 years -- will welcome its 5th host. Conan O'Brien officially takes over for the departed Jay Leno (who's getting a new 5-nights-a-week primetime show in the fall) at 11:35pm.