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The Jay Leno Show's Extinction Comes Early

Jay Leno

The Jay Leno Show will end sooner than expected.

Conan O'Brien gets Justice on NBC

According to NBC's most recent prime-time schedule, the show's last airing will be on ... read more

Ratings: Castle Hits Series High, House Wins the Night

Castle

Castle is becoming one of ABC's new kings: The Nathan Fillion-led procedural continued its climb in the ratings Monday to mark a new high for the series.

Following a new episode of... read more

NBC Dumps Conan for $45 Million Payoff; Reinstates Jay as Tonight Show Host

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien will receive $45 million for himself and his staff in an exit deal clearing the way for Jay Leno to return as host of The Tonight Show, NBC announced Thursday.

About one-fourth of the money ($11 million to $12 million) will be divided among O'Brien's 200-plus staffers as severance, under terms of the deal announced on NBC's Today. O'Brien's last show will be Friday, and Leno will return to Tonight, the show he hosted for 17 years, on March 1.

Leno: Don't Blame Conan (Or Me)

O'Brien will be allowed to appear on another network as early as September, but likely without such old friends as Masturbating Bear. ... read more

Leno Brings Letterman's Wife Into Late-Night Feud

Jay Leno, David Letterman

A day after David Letterman said longtime rival Jay Leno "always turns up at the scene of the crime" in late-night disputes, Leno brought Letterman's wife into the feud.

"Letterman has been hammering me every night. ... You know the best way to get Letterman to ignore you... read more

O'Brien: "Three Days Away from the Biggest Drinking Binge in History"

Conan O'Brien

All but saying he'll soon be off the network, Conan O'Brien continued his comic barrage against NBC in his monologue Tuesday, but backed off from zinging... read more

Mariska Hargitay Blames NBC and Jay Leno Show for Lower SVU Ratings

Mariska Hargitay, Jay Leno

Conan O'Brien isn't the only who has a bone to pick with NBC.

"It ruined our numbers," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay told More magazine of The Jay Leno Show. Leno's show bumped her series to 9 o'clock from its longtime 10 o'clock time slot. "The first four episodes, we were considerably... read more

Jeff Zucker On Late Night Shuffle: "We've Made the Right Business Decision"

Jay Leno

NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker said Monday the company has made the right business decision in bringing former Tonight Show host Jay Leno back to his former 11: 35 timeslot, even as the move paves the way out for longtime NBC late-night personality Conan O'Brien.

"We think that Jay — who was the ratings champ in late night for almost 15 years — will go back to 11:35 and be ... read more

Leno: Don't Blame Conan (Or Me)

Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien

Jay Leno said Monday that Conan O'Brien was not to blame for NBC's late-night disaster, and that he himself had twice asked out of his contract and told NBC that moving him to 10 o'clock was a bad idea. O'Brien, for his part, kept up his barbs at NBC but not Leno.

After a week in which his late-night rivals have teamed up to accuse him of ousting O'Brien, Leno's remarks — plus his suggestion that NBC may... read more

Leno, Seriously: Don't Blame Conan

Jay Leno

Jay Leno spoke out on his show Monday about the late-night shakeup, saying Conan O'Brien was not responsible for NBC's programming debacle and that he himself has asked twice to leave the network. His full comments:
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Leno's Staffers: Don't Blame Jay

Jay Leno

Jay Leno is not the man to blame for NBC's late-night debacle, his longtime staffers say.

"The network asked him to make a compromise," producer Jack Coen, who has worked with Leno for 14 years, told The Associated Press. "He's being a good soldier, and he's being ...
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Premiered: September 14, 2009, on NBC
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