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NBC today announced the stop and start dates for hosting duties on The Tonight Show in 2009: Jay Leno ends May 29th, and Conan O’Brien starts on June 1st. Meanwhile, Jay pulled a Jimmy at the TCA today. Like Kimmel did at ABC’s presentation last week, Leno showed up in costume – bald cap, goatee to hide that big chin, black glasses — and sneaked into the back of the room. (Photo, right, released by NBC.) Then he began asking questions of the NBC bosses like whether Leno would be paid for the whole year even if he’s only working for six months of it. (The answer was yes.) The TCA press laughed and applauded. Then again, they’re easily amused. An NBC source told me that the bit was Leno’s idea because Jay “felt bad” about making that announcement he was “done” with NBC and claims he was “misunderstood”. Sure. Transcript of Leno’s exchange.

Leno Says Officially “Done” With NBC; Kimmel Unoffically “OK” With Time Move; Fallon Will Work Out Kinks On Webisodes; All While Letterman Pockets 5 Emmy Nods

Fly Over
6 years
Quit watching Leno & Letterman years ago when they added just plain mean to their already lame...
Eric
6 years
Leno is not funny. Stick with Conan.
Me
6 years
Well I'll be watching Jay on ABC, Fox or any other network or cable station that has...