Boy, I wouldn't want to solve this dilemma for Jay Leno: If he continues supporting the Hollywood writers' strike by staying away from The Tonight Show, his whole crew will be laid off. But if he comes back to work, he has to cross picket lines. Other late-night hosts are in similar jams this week, as their shows enter a second week of repeats and the networks start to get antsy.
There may be a third option: NBC is pondering having guest hosts come in, saving the jobs of the crew. But it would put the substitute hosts in the awkward position of crossing picket lines. What do you think should happen?