The Jay Leno Show

(2009)

The Jay Leno Show takes America's favorite TV personality and moves him to primetime after seventeen years as host of The Tonight Show. Bringing fan favorite segments such as the opening monologue, Headlines and Jaywalking along for the ride, The Jay Leno Show adds to the comedy brought by The Tonight Show by adding a new comedy segment to the end and utilizing the brand new stage to get guests off the couch.

First Guests for ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ Revealed

With the Olympics winding down, Jay Leno will be heading back to late-night next week and his first guests have been announced. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Palin, Simon Cowell and the cast of Jersey Shore will be among the first guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Leno will also welcome American Olympians Apolo Anton Ohno, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to the program as well in his first few weeks back. It was also announced that stars such as Dakota Fanning, Kim Kardashian, Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman have been booked for Leno's first two weeks back in his old stomping grounds.

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NBC Confirms Conan O'Brien's Late Night Exit

According to Reuters, NBC has reached a deal with The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien host Conan O'Brien to leave the show with Jay Leno to resume hosting duties on March 1.

The deal brings to an end the turmoil between the network, O'Brien and Leno that started when the network announced it was ending its primetime experiment of The Jay Leno Show after affiliates were reporting significant decreases in local news programs.

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Conan O'Brien Won't Host ‘The Tonight Show’ After Jay Leno

In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

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Conan O'Brien Does Not Want His Show to Air After Midnight

In a story from Variety, Conan O'Brien isn't very happy with NBC's decision to put him on after midnight.

At present, nobody knows if O'Brien will accept the NBC proposal. He took on hosting duties for Tonight Show in June.

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NBC Confirms Jay Leno's Move Out of Primetime

It was said that the network asked Leno to host a half-hour program, which would be followed by an hour-long The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and the hour-long Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. However, while Leno was expected to agree to the deal, it wasn't yet clear if O'Brien would stay with the network.

Gaspin also said that the decision was more based out of concern for NBC affiliates and their news programs, which had seen a sharp decrease in ratings after The Jay Leno Show moved to the 10 PM timeslot.

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‘The Jay Leno Show’ Moving Out of Primetime?

Jay Leno moving back to late night? If a new report is to be believed, it seems there has ben a shake-up at NBC over late-night programming. TMZ is reporting that NBC will move The Jay Leno Show back to the 11:30 PM timeslot, which could spell doom for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

It was said that The Jay Leno Show would go on hiatus on February 1, due to NBC's Olympic coverage and after the Olympics, Leno would return to the 11:30 PM timeslot. Apparently NBC execs are trying to decide whether Leno's show would be cut down to a half-hour show, in which case The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien would air in the other half-hour, or if Leno's show would run the full hour, which would likely result in the network dropping O'Brien.

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NBC Announced Full Midseason Schedule

NBC revealed its mid-season and post-Winter Olympics schedule today as the new drama Parenthood debuts Monday, March 1 (9-10 p.m. ET) while The Marriage Ref, a hilarious comedy panel series from Jerry Seinfeld about marriage, premieres on Sundays (8-9 p.m. ET) beginning March 14.

In addition, The Celebrity Apprentice returns in its third installment with an all-star lineup of celebrity candidates on Sunday, March 14 (9-11 p.m. ET). Likewise, the ninth edition of the popular The Biggest Loser kicks off on Tuesday, January 5 (8-10 p.m. ET) with 11 family teams of two ready to transform their bodies, their health and ultimately their lives. Other January programming includes The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Ricky Gervais on Sunday, January 17 (8-11 p.m. ET) and The AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24 (9-11 p.m. ET).

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Jay Leno Talks Primetime with ‘The Jay Leno Show’

The longtime late-night host talks about his new show and the move to primetime.