The 10:00 p.m. primetime experiment with The Jay Leno Show has ended. The network has announced today that effective February 12th, The Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10:00 p.m. NBC Universal Entertainment chief Jeff Gaspin released the first public statement on the late-night situation:
Let me get right to it. The Jay Leno Show. On February 12th, Jay Leno will no longer air at 10 PM. While it was performing at acceptable levels for the network, it did not meet our affiliates needs, and we realized we had to make a change. My goal right now is to keep Jay, Conan and Jimmy as part of our late night line up. I have spoken to all of them and proposed that The Jay Leno Show move to 11:35 PM, Conan move to 12:05 AM, and Jimmy to late night at 1:05 AM. As much as I would like to tell you it’s a done deal, we know that’s not true, “ adding that the talks are ongoing.
Source: Deadline Hollywood