Friday, October 29, 2010

Team Coco vs NBC

Very interesting excerpt from the Bill Carter book on how Conan O'Brien lost the Tonight Show.

In business dealings I'm always a fan of having a Plan B in case your plan A doesn't work out. In this situation it is clear that NBC never had a Plan B thought out in case Leno or Conan didn't succeed in their new time slots. The lack of a Plan B is what caused all the drama. If a Plan B was discussed prior to Leno moving to 10:00 then all this could have been averted. Simple planning - if Leno works fine at 10:00 then all is well but if not then we go to Plan B.

Fascinating stuff.

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