Boston NBC Affiliate Will Air Jay Leno’s New Talk Show

    Boston NBC Affiliate Will Air Jay Leno's New Talk Show 1Boston’s NBC affiliate has decided to air Jay Leno’s new show, after all.

    WHDH-TV owner Ed Ansin issued a brief statement Monday saying that “upon further consideration,” the station had decided to telecast Leno’s 10 p.m. talk show beginning in September.

    WHDH had previously said it would run a local newscast in that time slot instead, prompting a threat from NBC to strip the station of its network affiliation.

    Ansin said he enjoys Jay Leno‘s humor and hopes the show is a big success. Leno is a native of Andover, Mass.

    NBC TV Network President John Eck said in a statement Monday the network was “very pleased” with WHDH’s decision, calling Leno “one of the most bankable stars in the business.”


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