NBC has announced that Jay Leno will resume hosting “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” from 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. beginning March 1.
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will remain in the 12:35 a.m.-1:35 a.m. slot, where it was before Conan O’Brien’s departure as "Tonight Show" host.
Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, said in a statement, "We’re pleased that Jay is returning to host the franchise that he helmed brilliantly and successfully for many years.” .
Also, according to The New York Times, NBC will rerun episodes of O’Brien’s "Tonight," not Leno’s, between Jan. 25 and Feb. 12.
— Allison J. Waldman