Was NBC trying to kill the drama genre when they decided to plant Jay Leno's folksy talkfest at the tail-end of primetime every night? TV critics and a smattering of on-screen stars tied to the network have been critical of the decision, which has so far resulted in canceled dramas ('Southland') and sagging ratings for Leno and the shows that follow him.

But Anthony Edwards, whose serious work on 'ER' benefited from the show's perch at 10 p.m., doesn't think his former network is out to "destroy drama." It's about survival, he tells PopEater, and NBC is simply doing what they think is best for their bottom line.

"That's what a commercial network is supposed to be doing," he says, "that's their business ... they're not a public library."