Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jay Leno at 10 PM: TV's biggest-ever bomb?

leno coverFirst David Letterman was Photoshopped by Entertainment Weekly with his pants down, and now Jay Leno is named "TV's biggest bomb ever." In the Jan. 29 issue, EW runs a list of 50 "flops, blunders and really bad decisions," including the XFL, "Joanie Loves Chachi," "Felicity" star Keri Russell cutting her hair, and "Pink Lady and Jeff."

"Terrible late-night talk shows" come in at #11: "the two biggest flameouts have to be Chevy Chase and Magic Johnson," with the mag's Dalton Ross naming Chase's short-lived program the slightly bigger fiasco: "Chevy was considered a genius of late-night TV from his days on SNL, making his bomb all the more deadly." Of course, Chase's program aired on FOX... where Conan O'Brien may well end up later this year.