Leno Leaving 10 O'Clock Timeslot; Late-Night Changes Proposed for Conan and Jimmy
Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien
The Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10 p.m. as of Feb. 12, NBC announced Sunday.
NBC reportedly moving Leno Back to 11:35 with O'Brien following him
Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon are currently considering a proposal from the network to move Leno's prime-time show to 11:35, which would bump the start times of O'Brien's Tonight Show and Fallon's Late Night by 30 minutes.
"As much as I'd like to tell you we have a done deal, we know that's not true," said Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment. "The talks are still ongoing."
Gaspin said all three hosts "were gracious and incredibly professional, and understood the tough position I was in."
Fox says Conan O'Brien "would be a great fit"
He said he gave them the weekend to consider the timeslot changes and expected to have a definitive announcement before the start of the Vancouver Olympic Games on Feb. 12.
The proposed changes won't go into effect until after the Games, which will pre-empt the network's late-night programming.