Jay Leno at 10: 'Right Idea, Wrong Time'

Jerry Seinfeld weighs in on Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien shuffle
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2010 5:43 AM CST
In this Oct. 28, 2007 file photo, Jay Leno, left, and Jerry Seinfeld laugh while arriving at the Los Angeles premiere of "Bee Movie," in the Westwood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Weeks, file)
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(Newser) – In the great Jay Leno vs. Conan O’Brien debate, Jerry Seinfeld seems to be a dedicated member of Team Leno. The Jay Leno Show, and its 10pm slot, “was the right idea at the wrong time,” Seinfeld says. “I’m proud of NBC for trying to do something different. That’s just showbiz and you’ve got to try things.”

He wasn’t quite so forgiving when it came to O’Brien, Broadcasting & Cable reports: “I don't think anybody's done anything to Conan. What did the network do to him?” Seinfeld says. “You gotta hit the ball. They can't hit the ball for you. They can only give you the bat.”
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