During the taping for The Jay Leno Show, comedian Jay Leno addressed the cancellation rumors during his opening monologue. On that point, NBC has responded to the cancellation / rumors of Leno moving back to 11:30 p.m.:
NBC executives held discussions with both Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien Thursday about the future of the network’s late-night lineup. And while executives said that no final decision has been made, they did not deny that the network is considering moves that could include returning Mr. Leno to his old job as host of “The Tonight Show.”
And here’s TMZ‘s report about Leno moving back to 11:30 p.m.:
We’ve learned Jay’s 10:00 PM show will go on hiatus February 1. After the Olympics, Jay will take back his 11:30 PM time slot. What has not been decided — whether Jay’s show will be a half hour, followed by Conan, or whether Jay’s show will be an hour and NBC says sayonara to Mr. O’Brien.
Broadcasting & Cable reports that the network will come to their decision before a January 21st affiliates meeting. Watch the bit from The Jay Leno Show after the jump.