Letterman And Leno Have Time On Their Hands

As expected, the late-night comedy shows were

the first casualties of the strike by Hollywood writers.

"The Late Show With David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show

with Jay Leno" went into reruns last night.

Other late-night shows bound for reruns included "The Daily

Show," "Colbert Report," "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,"

"Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and

"Last Call with Carson Daly."

One of the highest-rated prime-time shows, "Dancing With the

Stars," aired as planned last night, with its hosts ad-libbing.

No new negotiations have been scheduled, although the writers

guild negotiating committee does plan a meeting of its members. The

chief negotiator for the producers says they're "hunkered down"

for what could be a long strike.