NBC Expected to Give 10 P.M. Show to Jay Leno

Bill Carter, reporting for The New York Times:

NBC is expected to announce Tuesday that it has signed its late-night star Jay Leno to a new contract that will keep him at the network in a new format that will give him the 10 p.m. time period each weeknight for a show similar to the one he has done on NBC’s “Tonight Show” show since 1993.

Effectively, NBC is getting out of the game of providing traditional network programming at 10 P.M., and instead expanding its late night lineup by an extra hour. It seemed inevitable that they’d do something to keep Leno, but I didn’t expect this.

Monday, 8 December 2008