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What can reverse late-night TV's decline?

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blahblah222May 17  12:48 pm JST

Probably because late night "comedy" have pretty much just turned into liberal state-media and are close to 100% politically driven and have clear political agendas.

Well, a conservative comedy just doesn't sound very funny eh. Conservatives generally are not known around the world for their sense of humour.

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As a Brit, can I just say a huge thank you for helping us get rid of James Corden for a few years. Please give him another job somewhere so he doesn't need to return to the UK.

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blahblah222May 17  12:48 pm JST

Probably because late night "comedy" have pretty much just turned into liberal state-media and are close to 100% politically driven and have clear political agendas.

Jay Leno and Bill Clinton are friends and Jay poked fun at him all the time. In fact, most Presidents were lampooned on late night TV and they were all man enough to take a joke. Until a few years ago.

Starting in the early 90s there were infomercials, constant war coverage and other crap. by the turn of the century it just wasn't fun anymore.

Algernon LaCroixMay 17  11:25 am JST

Maybe get rid of the red woke "comedy" and instead get hosts who make fun of everything equally.

Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Dave Letterman. I watched those shows depending on who was the guest star, at least musically. But some other stars made it interesting as well. Now it's just a bunch of generic dumb talking heads. Never mind the ads, dear Lord. 'Ask your doctor about....... side effects may include 'blah blah blah' faster than the speed of light.

I'll take the NYC band Talking Heads over that anyday!

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Late night was choking out it’s last breaths after NBC reneged on Conan, bringing back Leno from his negotiated but failed prime time show.

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Another nail in its coffin was CBS not renewing Craig Ferguson and replacing him with then unknown Corden.

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Others, however, have had a different response to recent changes to the late-night TV lineup: Who cares?

That sentiment pretty much sums up watching TV in general these days - if you don't like watching what's on the tube, change the channel to one of the other 499.

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“How would you change late-night?”

More football.

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What can reverse late-night TV's decline?

Nothing can.

Just go to bed early…

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How's this relevant to Japan? What's on TV here doesn't make any difference, it just turns on with the lights when people get home.

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I suggest trying to reduce the number of late shows to two or three at most. By having just three or two we will get hosts trying their best, and more viewers with less chances to get them lost in " more talks and choices".

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Maybe get rid of the red woke "comedy" and instead get hosts who make fun of everything equally.

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Probably because late night "comedy" have pretty much just turned into liberal state-media and are close to 100% politically driven and have clear political agendas.

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