Yesterday night was Conan O’Brien’s first show back since last week’s big Fallon/Leno news, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at his monologue. Last Wednesday, The NY Times confirmed that NBC is looking to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon as Tonight Show host next year and that the network is building an expensive studio for Fallon to move the late night franchise back to New York when he takes the reins. While Fallon and Leno have both joked about the situation in their monologues, O’Brien didn’t make mention of the late night skirmish at the top of his show last night. Leno didn’t address the situation on his show last night either, taking a break from the field day he was having going after his NBC bosses last week. While it seems like Conan O’Brien is taking the high road and staying out of these fights a la Craig Ferguson, I doubt Leno will stay quiet on the matter for long.
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