Jay Leno’s Last The Tonight Show Coming May 2009
During a Television Critics Association panel in L.A. Monday, Leno announced he would leave The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 29, 2009.
His successor, as previously announced, will be Conan O'Brien, whose first night as Tonight Show host will be the following Monday, June 1.
But if Leno's leaving under less-than-amicable terms, he's not showing it. The talk show host arrived a the panel sporting a bald cap and fake goatee, posing as a reporter to ask questions of NBC co-chairmen Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff.
Foremost on his mind? "Will Leno be paid for the entire year?"
The execs, who seemed to be in on the joke, replied, "yes." -- Brian Orloff and Mark DagostinoKevin Winter/Getty