More “Modern”, “Cougars”, “Middle” – What About Conan?

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It’s Wednesday…if you’re just now getting used to some of the new prime time shows, ABC has  good news for you: they’ve decided to renew Modern Family, Cougar Town and The Middle.  Now, Scrubs, Better Off Ted and Ugly Betty remain up in the air, which is a great place if you’re George Clooney, but not so fun if you’re a quirky newcomer or worse, a once-very-hot television show.  Speaking of how nice it would be to be George Clooney, he’s likely to have a big day this coming Sunday at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards. (That’s the one where the guests are all sitting at tables in a ballroom getting plastered, with lots of chatty banter;  this year it’ll be hosted by Ricky Gervais so there’s a 95% chance the whole thing will be funny).  In more TV news, NBC’s  late night spectacle marches on and and it’s not looking like a salvageable situation. Particularly since Conan O’Brien has now announced in a statement that oh thanks, but no thanks will he follow Jay Leno and begin his show at 12:05 am.  He’s putting his foot down, and of course all the shuffling would probably put Jimmy Fallon in some early morning time slot himself.  Then Jerry Seinfeld even got involved in the discussions.  So here’s the thing.  NBC is saying that they don’t want to lose all three men, but that prime time Leno is a terrible idea. Do you agree? Was the show awful? This  got me thinking, which naturally led me to envision a poll.  So NBC is trying very hard NOT to lose either Jay, Conan, or Jimmy.  But in the have-your-cake-and-eat-it-department, let’s say, for the purposes of this poll, that they could only have one guy doing the Tonight Show.  In its regular time.  The others would have to go elsewhere. Now voice your choice in today’s featured poll and tell us, if NBC could only put ONE guy on at 11:35, who would be your favorite?

1) Jay Leno

2) Conan O’Brien

3) Jimmy Fallon

4) Jerry Seinfeld

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