Sources Say Leno Wants to Walk Too

Rob Shuter at Popeater has an exclusive. He writes:

Sources close to former ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno tell me he is furious with the way NBC has treated him and Conan O’Brien and is considering walking away from the entire mess with his head held high. “Now that Conan has made it clear he is leaving the troubled network, Jay is considering doing the same. They have put Jay in a terrible position. It looks like he is the reason that Conan is now without a job. Jay is a great guy and it’s not fair that due to NBC’s stupidity he looks like the bad guy,” a TV insider tells me.

We don’t get it. Isn’t this whole debacle because Jay wouldn’t leave? He didn’t want to retire so he somehow got this cheaper show in an expensive time slot five nights a week? So now that that experiment failed he’s now going to leave?

How did Leno end up being the victim here?

Previously on FBLA:

  • Reddit Alien: We Are All Conan
  • Conan: I Won’t Do the Tonight Show at 12:05
  • Conan Rants About Being Jerked Around
  • Leno Rants About Cancellation
  • Breaking on TMZ: Leno is Going Back to 11:30