NBC’s Thursday-night comedy dilemma

NBC announced its new fall 2009 (and spring 2010) schedules today at the network upfronts, and the one thing I still cannot help but wonder is how Jay Leno will handle his first several Thursday nights of one-hour broadcasts at 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific (9 p.m. Central/Mountain) — knowing full well that the Saturday Night Live crew will be beating him to the punch with a half-hour of live topical jokes on their Weekend Update Thursday broadcasts at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific (7 p.m. Central/Mountain). Sounds like Leno should be the one with a segment called "Really!?!" instead of Seth Meyers.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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