Jay Leno will be returning to the 11:30pm late night talk show spot currently occupied by Conan O’Brien, according to unconfirmed reports.
TMZ claims that Jay Leno’s 10:00 PM show will go on hiatus February 1, with Leno taking back his 11:30p.m. time slot after the Winter Olympics. The report notes though that the future of Conan is unclear: he may be dumped or moved to a midnight slot.
Earlier reports from other sites claimed that Leno was being dumped altogether following poor ratings for his 10p.m. show, rumors that NBC has denied.
A report from the Wall Street Journal noted sources within the network saying that NBC Universal is re-evaluating the future of “The Jay Leno Show,” adding some weight to the reports that changes are coming in one form or another.