Apocalypse Tonight: The Latest in NBC's Leno/O'Brien Reshuffling of the Century
Minutes ago, TMZ reported reported the unthinkable -- or, some might say, the inevitable: That NBC brass, their faces smeared in Peacock egg, would cave to affiliates and return Jay Leno to his 11:30 perch after a disastrous run at 10, while the fate of Conan O'Brien remained uncertain. NY Times' Media Decoder delved deeper into the matter, and found that while meetings were held today to address the matter, "no final decision has been made," but they also "did not deny" the story. We're hearing something different though.
A well-placed source tells us things are going to be shaken up, but that TMZ's report is wrong, and that Conan isn't going anywhere. As for where the dozens of Conan staffers who relocated from NYC to L.A. are going? That too seems to still be up in the air.