So did NBC's new deal with Leno, giving him the 10pm slot every week night, just kill five NBC shows? That 10pm time slot currently hosts Law & Order, Law & Order:SVU, ER, My Own Worst Enemy, and Dateline. ER is over and Enemy is cancelled, so there go two dramas NBC won't have to replace. What about the others? Some of that SVU material is pretty dark for a 9pm slot, so will they move it to low-rated weekend spots? Will they cancel the original L&O? Move it all to USA?
As someone who generally prefers dramas or comedies to variety and reality shows (and who prefers almost anything to Leno -- sorry), I don't really consider this good news. It's interesting news, but I'm not sure I like it at all. This essentially means NBC is giving up the serious adult drama game.
So is Leno every night worth losing 5 original hours of programming a week?