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.
There's been quite a break since I last posted the late night line-ups on ShowbizMonkeys.com, but I hope to keep this up regularly from now on.
After months of speculation, including "confirmed" reports from insiders at the end of April, NBC announced on Monday that former Saturday Night Live castmember Jimmy Fallon will be taking over Late Night following the departure of Conan O'Brien to The Tonight Show.
For those who are regular viewers of any or all of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, you're certainly aware of the stupidly funny feud that's been going on between Conan and Stephen Colbert over who "made" Republican Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.
Showing solidarity with their writers, late night television -- from Letterman to Conan to Colbert -- shut down their shows immediately after the Writers Guild of America strike began at the beginning of November.