Jay Leno To Leave Tonight On May 29
( CM ) - Television critics were left scratching their heads when Jay Leno, disguised in a bald cap and fake goatee, showed up as a reporter at a news conference for NBC executives Monday but did not ask any funny questions. (A few reporters even wondered aloud whether the odd-looking man was actually Leno.) "When is Leno's last show?" Leno asked. NBC Co-chairman Marc Graboff replied that it would be next May 29 and that Conan O'Brien would be taking over on June 1. A moment later, a real reporter asked, "What's going to happen ... when Leno goes to ABC and kicks Conan's ass?" NBC Co-chairman Ben Silverman eventually explained,"The point that we want you guys to take away from Jay being here is that we have a great relationship with Jay Leno. ... We've had an unbelievable business with Jay ad are continuing to work with Jay and we're looking for a way that he could remain part of the family."