NBC to Jay Leno Show: You're Canceled!
The Jay Leno Show is getting the boot from primetime!
“I can confirm that starting Feb. 12, Jay Leno will no longer air at 10 p.m.,” NBC Universal TV chairman Jeff Gaspin shared during the TV Critics Association press tour. “My goal right now is to keep Jay, Conan [O'Brien] and Jimmy [Fallon] as part of our late-night lineup. As much as I’d like to tell you we have a done deal, we know that’s not true.”
In the short-term, Gaspin said that instead of the Leno Show, we can expect “two hours of scripted, another reality hour and combination of Dateline or repeats.”
Gaspin hopes to have Leno host a half-hour show at 11:35, followed by The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien at 12:05 and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 1:05. What will become of Last Call with Carson Daly? That remains unclear.
NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics will commence when Leno‘s show goes off the air.