We Know the Losers in the Late-Night Wars, But Who Were the Winners?


With Conan's severance package set and his last Tonight Show just hours away, and Jay Leno poised to return to his life's work — making sure 11:30pm is free for humor that Rick Dees would deem "too on the nose" — it's clear just who lost in this whole debacle. (Wait, is "comedy" a who or a what?) But who came out a winner in all this? Here are an even dozen who should thank Jeff Zucker personally ... though we recommend they don't do it in person, as we hear the bad judgment he breathes is hard to get out of your clothing.

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