Jay Leno Reported Out at The Tonight Show
“All eyes will be on Jay Leno’s Tonight show tonight,” Roger Friedman writes at Show Biz 411. “With one hour to go before Wednesday night’s taping, NBC sent Leno a clear message and used the media to do it”:
Note that unless he’s undergone a dramatic and unreported political transformation in the last decade, Leno’s left-leaning politics are the same as Michaels’ and Fallons’; but he’s worked hard to maintain the same middle-of-the-road tone that Carson took, allowing him to regularly best the partisan and angry leftist Letterman, and keeping him one of the few ratings bright spots in NBC’s otherwise dismal line-up.
I don’t stay up that late, so I don’t know if any fireworks went off last night. And this has to be viewed as rumor grade until something is actually done. IF NBC replaced Leno it could be a level of stupid topped only by CBS’s 1971 cancelling of several Top 10 shows because they appealed to the “wrong” age demographic.