The Late Shift 1996 ★★★

Kathy Bates steals the show in this look at the late-night fiasco of the early '90s created by Johnny Carson's departure from The Tonight Show.

It's not much more than your standard made-for-tv-about-tv movie, and there's a feeling that it's going far out of its way to make sure neither Letterman nor Leno was the bad guy, but it can be tough to get over that fake chin. Still, fun nonetheless.

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