The host switch on "Tonight" grew so heated that it inspired a bestselling book and an HBO movie, "The Late Shift." Daniel Roebuck played Leno, with Kathy Bates as his autocratic manager, Helen Kushnick. Best scene? When Leno eavesdrops on NBC executives to try to gain intelligence on the "Tonight" plans. And yes, it really happened. Above, Bates wins the Golden Globe for supporting actress for her role in the TV movie.
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