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NBC to Jay Leno Show: You're Canceled!

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.

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33 Responses to “NBC to Jay Leno Show: You're Canceled!”

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  1. 26
    Honeybunn Says:

    Why are Conan’s ratings lower then Letterman’s if so many people hate Leno so much?

    It just doesn’t add up. Leno’s audience are 11:30pm watchers (they watch from bed before they go to sleep). Conan’s audience are still awake and go to bed later. This has nothing to do with Leno wanting to move back to 11:30pm. This about NBC not wanting Leno to move to another Network……. after they asked him leave. Leno should have left NBC and moved to another Network at the same 11:30pm time slot. He would taken his good ratings and audience with him. He probably would have beat Letterman and Conan in the ratings game.

    I don’t like Conan. So all you Conan fans better start watching regularly if you want his ratings to go up. NBC would not be moving Leno if Conan was beating Letterman in the nightly ratings. NBC can let Leno go at any time. And Leno would move on to ABC, CBS, CW, or FOX at the 11:30pm time slot. Then all the late night Viewers will be happy.

  2. 27
    Anon Says:

    Jay Leno has been a little manipulator dating back to the Carson days and when his manager and him would blackball guests so they wouldn’t be able to do other talk shows. Now because he has failed and the NBC suits right along with him, Conan once again gets uprooted. Hope NBC/Leno gets squashed like a bug. Leno is not funny and has become filthier every day.

    NBC/Leno is too busy kissing the baby exploiter Kate Gosselin’s a$$ and teaming up with kid peddler, TLC to be taken seriously anymore. They’ve destroyed their 9/10 pm drama slot with the Leno 10 show. Perhaps the execs wanted to fatten their own paychecks instead of paying real actors for quality workmanship. NBC has slid down hill for awhile now, it is too late.

  3. 28
    Anon Says:

    The news stations wanted Leno gone, as they were losing their viewers/ads because of him (when Jay’s show led off to the news). Jay/NBC bombed at 10pm, where were his fans?

  4. 29
    Anon Says:

    Fans not flocking to bail him out either.

  5. 30
    jello Says:

    I feel bad for Jay BUT his time is now up. Conan & Jimmy should not have to suffer. Jay had his time and also was given another chance but now its time to let Conan and Jimmy do their thing.

    Everynight I watch Conan and then it leads into Jimmy Fallon and that suits me fine. I use to watch David Letterman who I really like but when Conan went to LA I started watching him more frequently and then along came Jimmy and I now just leave channel 5 on for the two shows. I usually go by what guests are on and I happen to like Conan and Jimmys guests. Then I usually switch to Jimmy Kimmel for the last half hr. of his show when Fallon is over. Jay was on the air for yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and even Johnny Carson gave it up after awhile. I’m not saying that Jay is old and should retire because he isn’t, I mean he’s younger than David Letterman its just that he was given a second chance with the 9:00 slot and it didn’t work BUT that doesn’t mean the other guys jobs and time slots should be played with now. Jay will be fine and will get alot of other jobs elsewhere.

  6. 31
    dating-doctors Says:

    I hope they bring Leno back

  7. 32
    Mo Says:

    about time! lately, jay’s show sucks so much!

  8. 33
    Mansour Says:

    its so sad to see Conan go, he`s the one who make me watch the tonight show

    i hope Conan continue in the tonight show and if someone needs to go let it be jimmy Fallon cause he sucks

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