Hollyscoop got a hold of a the press release NBC Universal Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin is planning on sending out later today. Here's what it had to say:
"NBC confirmed today that popular late-night host Jay Leno will return to host “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” from 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. (ET) beginning March 1, 2010 and that “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will continue to be broadcast from 12:35-1:35 a.m. (ET).
“We’re pleased that Jay is returning to host the franchise that he helmed brilliantly and successfully for many years,” said Gaspin. “He is an enormous talent, a consummate professional and one of the hardest-working performers on television.”
As Hollyscoop reported earlier this morning, Conan and NBC reached a $45 million dollar settlement.
Conan's The Tonight Show staff will get $7.5 million and his executive producer will get $4.5 million.
While Jay is set to take The Tonight Show back from Conan on March 1st, Conan's last show is this Friday. Will you continue to watch The Tonight Show with Jay Leno? Or are you on Team Coco?