Report says 'Leno' is done, NBC denies it - Featured


"The Jay Leno Show" is on the verge of getting the ax, a web report claims. No it's not, says NBC.


The report, subtly titled "C-Ya! NBC to pull the plug on Leno!," is on a site called FTVLive.com, which primarily covers the TV news business. It's a paid site, so the text of the story isn't public. FTV founder Scott Jones, however, did an interview with KNX radio (which is owned by CBS) Thursday (Jan. 7) in which he cites sources at NBC who told him that Leno's prime-time show would be shut down. (Listen to the audio.)


NBC, meanwhile, issued a statement saying Leno's ratings are what they expected but acknowledging that affiliates aren't happy with the show's performance. Here's the statement:


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