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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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91.

Johnny R    

Let it be known: Conan took Leno's job because NBC was afraid Conan would go to another network! Jay didn't want to go in the first place ! Jay worked hard to get the Tonight show to NUMBER 1! Conan pushed Jay out!LETS NOT FORGET THAT! Jay was kept around in case Conan failed! Well......?? Conan was given the Tonight show on a silver platter.I enjoyed Conan after Jay every night and liked his edginess. He seemed nervous on the Tonight Show. I watched Conan a few times but never felt that I was missing something if I missed him at 11:35! NBC has got to stop the bleeding and by putting Jay back it should be like it was! If it ain't broke...why fix it. Shame for Conan though. He will be better suited for Fox or cable.
THANK GOODNESS JAY WILL BE BACK!!
Cross all the T's and dot the i's of that contract JAY!WELCOME BACK!

1553 days ago
92.

RONNIE    

BOO FOR LENO! I bet his rating sink to his current ratings!I can not believe Leno is screwing Conan this way! Retire Leno and let Conan finish the job!

1553 days ago
93.

Jonn    

Jay is boring. NBC messed up. Long live Conan

1553 days ago
94.

Elloh    

Conan had Tonight Show for SEVEN months, it took Leno 2 YEARS to beat Letterman. And for Conan it doenst help to have another talk-show before.

It was Lenos show that FAILED. Remember it. And now Conan takes the hit...

1553 days ago
95.

bsb fan    

that's total BS

1553 days ago
96.

fo real    

CONAN SHOULD SUE LENO. THIS IS BS.
LENO SUCKS!

1553 days ago
97.

Kris Reyes    

Nothing is final until the olympics!!!

Go here and upload your string dance video:
www.keepconan1135.com

They are making the MOST ULTIMATE STRING DANCE VIDEO EVER!

1553 days ago
98.

Paul Douglas    

Um. NBC better HOPE they haven't done a deal with Jay Leno to host a show called "The Tonight Show" from 11:35-12:35. Wanna know why? Right now, they have a half-claim at least that they are not in breach of Coco's contract with the 12:05 start. But negotiating, let alone signing, a deal with somebody else to do The Tonight Show, during the term of Conan's contract to do so, is a clear and distinct breach of Conan's deal, which means they have to pay the $60 Million penalty to Conan and make up the difference in his salary at any competing network. Financially, from NBC's perspective, the WORST POSSIBLE MOVE is having a deal in place for Leno to replace Coco BEFORE Conan walks from the show. Because if they don't pay up, Conan can sue them for even more.

1553 days ago
99.

claudia    

Jay Leno is not even funny!!! WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Conan waaaaaaayyyyyy funnier and creative!
HEADLINES is not even funny, its retarded! COCO!!! COCO!!! COCO!!!

1553 days ago
100.

Smooth Criminals    

Oh boycott my ass. The people who claim they never watched Jay in the first place are threatening to boycott him. How stupid.

Coco better worry about rebuilding his own fan base. If he keeps on throwing tantrums on his way out the door he'll lose even more fans.

Get your $hit together, Coco.

Smooth Criminals ex Coco Fan

1553 days ago
101.

anonymous    

This is so pathetic. Why doesn't Leno retire?! Well I won't watch the show,good luck NBC you lost me!

1553 days ago
102.

Tracy    

Ginger Smith whoever you are, you need to read up on your facts. Leno retired/left the tonight first on his own. Conan is just the person NBC picked after Jay decided not to do it anymore!!! duh!

1553 days ago
103.

Jay    

I don't understand all the hate for Leno. It isn't his fault Conan's ratings tanked.

I LOVED Conan until he started all the nasty bitching and pot shots the last few days. Half the country is out of work, we're in a global recession, people are dead in the streets of Haiti and the living are going without food and water and their homes... and Conan is making himself to be some great victim? CHEEZUS! The guy has become more loathsome than Berny Madoff.

1553 days ago
104.

sparkys nemesis    

Hallelujah!! Jay has the talent, which is why he was #1 in the 11:30 time slot to begin with. The minute Conan took over, he lost viewers to Letterman. So, all hail Jay!!!

1553 days ago
105.

Hate_leno    

Hey Leno,

I hope you get cancer.



Boycotting NBC altogether!!!! I will not watch any shows on that backstabbing network.

1553 days ago
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