PopEater: Jay Leno May Bolt NBC

Jan. 13 2010, Published 12:08 p.m. ET

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Jay Leno might leave NBC in the wake of a late night controversy that has shaken the Peacock Network to its very foundation.

Leno, an insider told, is upset at the network's fumbling of their late night schedule, and they way they have treated him and The Tonight Show host Conan O' Brien.

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"Now that Conan has made it clear he is leaving the troubled network, Jay is considering doing the same," a source told the Web site. "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.

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The prospect of returning to The Tonight Show may have lost its luster with Leno, according to the report.

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Said the source: "What happens when Jay does return to the 11:35 slot if his audience doesn't immediately follow? How can he possibly trust the same network that canceled Conan after only seven months?"

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