Showbiz Sandbox 224: How Leno’s Departure Will Affect Late Night and Los Angeles

February 10, 2014


When Jay Leno signed off as host of “The Tonight Show” last week he left late night television and the city of Los Angeles in different states than when he first began the job 22-years earlier. Scott Collins, TV reporter for the Los Angeles Times, discusses the legacy Leno leaves behind in a late night landscape that now includes two dozen shows, along with what “The Tonight Show’s” move to New York City means for L.A. production jobs.

If you weren’t one of the more than 14 million viewers tuning in to Leno’s last late night stints, then maybe you’re watching the Winter Olympics. Networks such as NBC in the United States are making it easier to stream the Olympic Games online… sort of. The catch is that you must already be a subscriber to cable or satellite television services.

Meanwhile the Berlin Film Festival is currently taking place in Germany though the person making most of the headlines at the event is an actor who claims to no longer be famous. Can you guess who it is? (Hint: It’s Shia Labeouf).

Of course, we also cover the week’s top entertainment news stories including singer Clay Aiken’s run for seat in Congress, Fox puts an end to the “X Factor” and the Red Hot Chili Peppers get called out for miming their Super Bowl halftime performance.


Paramount to Release ‘Noah’ in 3D in Foreign Markets

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China Mulls Upping Film Quota

Berlin: Shia LaBeouf Storms out of ‘Nymphomaniac’ Press Conference

Berlin: Shia LaBeouf Wears Paper Bag on Head to ‘Nymphomaniac’ Premiere

The $4.38 Billion Reason It’s So Hard for U.S. Cord-Cutters To Watch the Olympics Online

U.S.-Russian Media Spar Over WWII Memorials

Canadian Government Signs E-book Consent Agreements with Four Publishers

Canadian Competition Bureau Limits Agency Ebook Pricing

CBS Lands Thursday Night NFL Package

CBS’ Moonves: Comedy Could Continue On Thursdays After NFL Games

Clay Aiken Running For Congress

‘Vanity Fair’ Adds Color To Hollywood’s Golden Moment

Ryan Phillippe to Star in ABC Drama Series ‘Secrets & Lies’

Watterson Wins at Angoulême Festival

Fox Cancels ‘The X Factor’

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Explains Band’s ‘Miming’ at the Super Bowl

A Sense of Loss as NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ Ends Its Leno and Burbank Eras,0,2346586.story

Jay Leno’s Final ‘Tonight Show’ Hits 15-Year Ratings High

Ken Ziffren To Be L.A.’s New Film Czar,0,7407869.story#axzz2svbwIx8O