Jay Leno has compared tonight show axe like being dumped by a girlfriend. The American comedian and voice actor had a spat with NBC producers and gave the news that her was asked to leave The Tonight Show. And in 2994 he did and he was replaced by Conan O’Brien the total of four years later.
During an interview with ’60 Minutes’ set to air Sunday (26.01.14), Jay recalled:
“I was blindsided … [NBC executives said] ‘You’re out…’ and I went, ‘OK.’
“You know, you have a girl [who] says, ‘I don’t want to see you any more.’ ‘Why?’ ‘You know, she doesn’t want to see you any more, OK?’ “
Later on Leno had been handed over his own primetime series called ‘The Jay Leno Show’, which aired from September 2009 to February 2010,
believes he was unfairly deemed a villain when NBC asked him to resume his role on ‘The Tonight Show’ to replace Conan, who quit after seven months following poor ratings.
“I didn’t quite understand that, but I never chose to answer any of those things or make fun of any other people involved, it’s not my way.”
Leno got back to The tonight Show on March 1, 2010 however in the Spring he will again and he will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon.