by Channel 2 News staff
Thursday, January 7, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Multiple media outlets reported Thursday that NBC executives have decided to end "The Jay Leno Show" following the Winter Olympics in February.
According to the Web site FTVLive.com, NBC executives came to the conclusion after a number of high-level meetings that the experiment of airing the former "Tonight Show" host at 9 p.m. each weeknight has failed and it is time to move on.
Leno relinquished his duties as "Tonight" host at the end of May to make way for Conan O'Brien, who had hosted "Late Night" since David Letterman left for CBS in the early 1990s.