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Leno and NBC Strike 1 Hour 'Tonight' Deal

1/14/2010 10:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jay Leno has made a new deal with NBC, which gives him "The Tonight Show" from 11:35 - 12:35 ... sources tell TMZ.



As we first reported, under the contract Jay had been working under, he was guaranteed the 10 PM hour. By moving him to 11:35, NBC was in breach of his contract and needed to negotiate a new deal. That is now done, sources tell TMZ.

So Conan O'Brien is out, and Jay is restored.


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Ricky    

I like them both... But NBC is STUPID for staying with Leno... Leno will now compete with Letterman, Conan (which will likely have a 30 minute head start on anyone) and even a cable show called George Lopez...

1553 days ago
17.

Joe    

Screw Leno and NBC!

I'm with CoCo!

1553 days ago
18.

shoreke    

Leno is the undisputed heavyweight champ of late night. He kicked Letterman's every night in the ratings for over a decade. Leno is back where he belongs.

1553 days ago
19.

whybedumb    

I told you guys, the real story is about to break on Conan. He was spotted in rehab already....

http://whybedumb.com/index.php/2010/01/conan-in-midst-of-scandal-at-nbc/

1553 days ago
20.

Cali    

Leno - Hope you rot in hell!!



Love


California

1553 days ago
21.

eb    

So, Jay got his old job back, minus half and hour, for the same pay. He must have good agents and lawyers. Since Conan is quitting, it doesn't make any much difference, anyhow.

1553 days ago
22.

t.    

I will NEVER watch this show. Just admit it Jay you FAILED

1553 days ago
23.

Em    

If Jay Leno doesn't back out and forces Conan out, he will be the most hated person in show business. How could he even go back on that stage after knowing how Conan was treated???
He needs to show some class like Conan did and bow out and retire.

1553 days ago
24.

gareatha    

yess i rather watch george lopez then jay leno

1553 days ago
25.

Amar    

Jay's show fails and Conan takes the heat? Not fair. Leno should be fired. He WAS a valuable asset to the company, not anymore. His comedy is stale and no one is watching him. Fire Leno and let Conan keep the Tonight Show.

1553 days ago
26.

jeff    

Leno is the worst thing to ever happen to late night. I will never watch NBC again. I will follow Conan wherever he goes. He is a genius.

1553 days ago
27.

Diana    

Not sure what target group Jay is working for, but I do not fit into it. I don't enjoy him. Period. I don't watch often, but I really enjoy Conan and am disappointed that Jay didn't man up and bow out all together. His time is over. He retired. Just leave alrady. NBC just lost a view. And from what I understand, they can't afford that.

1553 days ago
28.

MrCrackers    

God I hate Jay Leno. I hope one of his antique cars flies off the road with him in it.

Conan is way funnier, and actually relevant.

1553 days ago
29.

Michell    

What a loser. Jay Leno is the one that looks awful in this. I will go out of my way to not watch his show when it moves.

1553 days ago
30.

rebelle    

im sooooo sick of NBC screwing over Conan. Jay is acting like a bully and taking Conans toy truck on the playground. I tivo Conan every night and watch him first thing in the am and to show support im now staying up just to watch him live. Conan is so much funnier than leno. what a complete TOOL!

1553 days ago
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