As we expected at the tail end of last week, NBC sent us an email early this morning to state the obvious; The Jay Leno Show has been cancelled.
We also discovered that the shift will take place as The Jay Leno Show will be gone from prime time by Feb. 12, when NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics get underway.
But the most intriguing thing is that NBC still plans on keeping Jay Leno and The Tonite Show with Conan O’Brien as part of their late night lineup.
The head of NBC Jeff Gaspin also stated in the email this morning that several more key decisions would be made in the next several days, which we suspect will be the time slots on how to make both hosts happy.
As of this writing, it looks like Leno will take 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 we should note here is that there is still the rumor floating around the industry that Conan may take his act over to the FOX network whom is waiting in the wings for the fallout on Monday morning when decisions have to be made.
The next couple of days are sure going to be interesting.
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