NBC Officially Moving Jay Leno Off Primetime
It seems the official word is in. NBC announced today that Jay Leno’s talk show is being removed from its primetime timeslot of 10:00 p.m. And if things go as planned, the series will air at 11:35 p.m. So what does this mean for Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien? It all depends on whether O’Brien chooses to stay with NBC.
The Hollywood Reporter posted the news today, stating that it was announced by NBC Universal TV Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin that Leno’s talk show will no longer be appearing at 10:00 p.m. starting February 12th. Leno’s been asked about moving the show to 11:35 p.m. and is “expected to agree to the change.” If that happens, Leno’s show will air for a half an hour, followed by the Tonight Show and Late Night. As it remains unclear as to whether or not O’Brien’s going to be sticking with NBC, fans of his series will have to wait to find out just how drastically things are going to be changing for NBC’s late night talk show lineup.
What will you find on NBC at 10 p.m. after Leno’s moved to the later time slot? According to Gaspin, it’ll probably be “two hours of scripted, another reality hour and combination of Dateline repeats.
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