Who knows if Jay Leno will save NBC's prime-time schedule. But if nothing else, it's providing plenty of late-night fodder.
"I wanted to make something very clear here on the show this evening," Tonight Show heir Conan O'Brien said after getting a few obligatory punch lines out of the way. "I've known about this for a while. I've talked a lot about this with Jay. I am thrilled. I am absolutely thrilled that Jay is staying at NBC…He is a fantastic lead-in. He is a huge part of my success. I am indebted to Jay Leno.
"Also, I've talked it over with my producer and that means I can keep doing my Jay Leno impression."
O'Brien wasn't the only late-nighter to weigh in on the shake-up, with Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and even David Letterman offering their respective takes.