Though no specifics were given, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt yesterday said that he’d like to see Jay Leno keep working for the network, even after the top-rated host exits The Tonight Show. “We’d love him to stay on NBC in some capacity. Nothing would make us happier than to have him, a la Bob Hope, still be a presence on the network,” Greenblatt said. “He has done an incredible job for more than two decades. I take my hat off to him.”
Leno is scheduled to leave the show in February. As was previously reported, current Late Night host Jimmy Fallon will take over hosting duties on The Tonight Show on Feb. 24. Production will also move to New York after 42 years in Los Angeles. Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers will take over hosting duties at Late Night.