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NBC To Drop ‘The Jay Leno Show’

“The Jay Leno Show” will be removed from the prime-time lineup after February 11, NBC confirmed on Sunday.

Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show"

Leno will move back to late night at 11:35 p.m. (ET/PT) on March 1, after the Winter Olympics, in a half-hour format, USA Today reported.  Leno was the previous host of “The Tonight Show,” but moved to 10 p.m. this fall with “The Jay Leno Show.”

“While it performed at an acceptable level for the network, it did not meet our affiliates’ needs, and we need to make a change,” NBC Universal TV chief Jeff Gaspin told TV critics, according to reports.

NBC has asked the new “Tonight Show” host, Conan O’Brien, to move to 12:05 a.m., which would bring “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to air at 1:05 a.m. 

NBC has not yet worked out a deal with O’Brien.  He would need to agree to change his contract.

“I’d like to tell you we have a done deal, (but) that’s not true,” Gaspin said. “Talks are ongoing” with O’Brien, and “my goal and my hope is he will stay with the network.”

The Fox network is reportedly interested in O’Brien.

Who do you prefer as a late-night host?  Share your comments below.

    2 Responses to “NBC To Drop ‘The Jay Leno Show’”

    1. says:

      NBC couldn’t save Jay Leno’s 10pm show but they were able to save the drama for your mama.


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