The future for Jay Leno is unclear. But the present for NBC is obvious:
The network is a complete and utter mess.
Confirming rumors and admitting that its experiment to air a talk show at 10 p.m. every night of the week was a failure, NBC has canceled the primetime Jay Leno Show, effective February 12. Sad chairman Jeff Gaspin over the weekend:
"While it was performing at acceptable levels for the network, it did not meet our affiliates' needs, and we realized we had to make a change. My goal right now is to keep Jay, Conan [O'Brien] and Jimmy [Fallon] as part of our late-night lineup."
Good luck with that, Jeff. Our goal is to sleep with Megan Fox, Blake Lively and Carrie Underwood in the same month.
Gaspin has proposed "that The Jay Leno Show move to 11:35, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien move to 12:05 and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon would then start at 1:05."
O'Brien holds the key to this lineup switch, but he'd be positively insane to remain at a network that's treated him with such disrespect. Fox has already expressed interest in the red-haired comedian.
As for Jimmy Fallon... well, no one cares about Jimmy Fallon.
Tell us: whose humor do you prefer? Whose 11:35 p.m. team are you on?