by pat howard

LATE NIGHT | Jay stays on as NBC shuffles the deck

In Late Night, NBC on December 8, 2008 at 11:01 pm

The Peacock will announce tomorrow that Jay Leno is staying with the network, migrating to a prime time slot in fall 2009. With Conan O’Brien set to take over The Tonight Show next year, Leno stood to be displaced. Now, he’ll provide a reliable lead-in to late local news, save NBC a boatload on prime time programming, and not compete head-to-head with O’Brien on another network.

Jimmy Fallon, the heir to O’Brien’s Late Night slot, begins his online-only dry run tonight at 12:35a/11:35c.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: