Letterman talks Leno leaving Tonight Show

I guess the choice between Coke or Pepsi on late nights will shortly be over huh?

from IMDB.com:

Letterman Predicts Leno Will Remain On Tonight
3 September 2008 10:35 AM, PDT

David Letterman, who bolted NBC when he was passed over to succeed Johnny Carson on the Tonight show, has suggested that NBC brass may have had his example in mind when they agreed to hand over hosting duties of the show to Conan O’Brien next year. In an interview appearing in Rolling Stone magazine, Letterman has kind words to say about his rival. “I don’t know why, after the job Jay has done for them, why they would relinquish that. … I guess they thought it was a less messy way to handle what happened to me at NBC,” Letterman said. He said that he hopes to have Leno on his own show as a guest “the first night that he is out of a job.” Leno is due to make his last appearance on the Tonight show on May 29. However, Letterman expressed doubt that the changeover will actually occur. “It just seemed so preposterous to me.” As for whether he himself will continue to host his CBS show after his contract expires in 2010, he said, “The way I feel now, I would like to go beyond 2010, not much beyond, but you know, enough to go beyond. You always like to be able to excuse yourself on your own terms.”

It would be huge to see Leno on Letterman’s Late Show the very next day.

–Cos

Cos
About Cos 5062 Articles
Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply