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EXCLUSIVE: NBC Standing By Jay Leno; Says Show Not Canceled

Amid rampant speculation that NBC had canceled the ratings-challenged The Jay Leno Show, NBC has released a statement to RadarOnline.com in which the peacock network stands behind the former Tonight Show host and suggests the show will be revamped.

The statement reads: “Jay Leno is one of the most compelling entertainers in the world today. As we have said all along, 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.”

Is The Jay Leno Show Canceled? NBC To Break Silence

Leno actually joked about his show’s eventual demise during a segment on his program Wednesday, during which he eluded that he may soon be working in a fast food restaurant.

VIDEO: Jay Leno Jokes About Future Of Troubled Talk Show

The Jay Leno Show, which kicked off to high ratings with a performance from Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay-Z last September, has steadily declined in the ratings this past fall and winter — leading many NBC affiliates to demand the show be canceled.

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