NBC media relations is vehemently denying a report on FTLive.com — which was picked up across the Internet on a myriad of news sites — that the network is pulling the plug on "The Jay Leno Show," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In a statement, NBC acknowledged that the affiliates have had issues with Leno’s lead-in to the 11 o’clock news, but also said, "Jay’s show has performed exactly as we anticipated on the network. It has, however, presented some issues for our affiliates. Both Jay and the show are committed to working closely with them to find ways to improve the performance.”
— Allison J. Waldman