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Old 05-25-2019, 01:14 PM   #35
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Eh - not buying the Carson reason. If the show ratings were still really strong, they would have found a way to make it work. Instead, it was #60. It was going to be cancelled regardless of Carson’s status as late-night host. And Carson certainly wouldn’t have willingly put all those people out of work just to nurse a grudge, IMO.

Carson Productions wasn’t that big. They produced two TV successes: Amen and Bloopers. And several bombs. It was a vanity production plate; NBC wouldn’t have worked with them had Carson not been its late-night host. It was built into his deal with NBC that the network had to make a certain number of pilots with him.
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