Comedy Channel drops Letterman, Fallon, Leno

By David Knox on June 29, 2010 / Filed Under Pay TV 86

Some readers have been asking about changes coming to the Comedy Channel regarding late night US TV hosts.

Unfortunately it isn’t good news…

A Foxtel spokesperson tells TV Tonight, “From July 1 Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will come out of The Comedy Channel schedule.

“The Late Night Legends programming block has recently performed below expectations within that time slot.

“From July 1 Saturday Night Live encore screenings can be seen weeknights from 10.30pm.”


  1. joedes September 18, 2010 at 2:57 am -

    Bring The Tonight Show with Jay Leno back or atleast change the time slot so more viewers could enjoy the show… WTF!!

  2. ronnie girdham July 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm -

    Why can’t the Comedy Channel screen them during the day? Then if we couldn’t see them, we could at least tape them. Leno was one of the reasons we got pay-tv more than a decade ago. Hiss-boo to the Comedy Channel.

  3. Robert davidson July 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm -

    After we lost conan, Leno was the only show I regularly watched on cable. Pls bring it back !!!!

  4. leacalais July 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm -

    I felt really offended today when free to air TV was playing one of Biden’s gaffes – i should have seen it first! SNL repeats? SNL suffers with age – a lot of the comedy really dates. Even the current episodes play what seems like weeks after they have already been discussed on The View, and some of the segments make references to things that are so obscure i just can’t be bothered to watch the whole show for the 10 minutes that is actually funny.

  5. very very annoyed July 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm -

    Conando I agree, Nov 8 (Nov 9 Australian time) let us pray that Conan is on Australian TV 4 nights a week(Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri nights Australian time).

  6. Zomg. July 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm -

    This is just encouraging internet piracy. I have now cancelled my Foxtel subscription. For shame Comedy Channel.

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