Late Night Talk Shows to Return in January With or Without The Writers

Conan Returns

Looks like Jay, Conan and Dave will be back in January whether the writers like it or not. Wonder if TDS and TCR are going to follow this route soon?

NBC announced this morning that both Jay Leno’s show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien will return to the schedule with new episodes starting January 2. The shows will come back without writers, so expect a shorter monologue, less sketch material (this won’t be hard for Leno), and more celebrities and celebrity interviews.

David Letterman is planning to come back on CBS as well, probably the same week, though he is negotiating to actually come back with some writers. Expect an announcement from CBS either way later this week or next. [TV Squad]