December 17, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien will both cross lines to go back to work on January 2nd. NBC announced that both shows will return without writers. NBC said, "Both Jay and Conan have supported their writers during the first two months of this WGA strike and will continue to support them. However, there are hundreds of people who will be able to return to work as a result of Jay's and Conan's decision."
Jay and Conan said they decided to go back to work to save hundreds of jobs. Both have been paying salries for non-striking employees.
Conan said, "I will make clear, on the program, my support for the writers and I'll do the best version of 'Late Night' I can under the circumstances. Of course, my show will not be as good. In fact, in moments it may very well be terrible."
Jay Leno without writers? Eeek. He's just gonna stand up there with his hands in his pockets, pacing the stage with a confused look on his face. So basically nothing's going to change!