Jay Leno's Last Tonight Show Set for February, Staff to be Paid Until September

Per an agreement with NBC


Jay Leno-hosted Tonight Show will air its last episode on February 6, and, per terms his show exit deal with NBC, the cast and crew will be paid until his contract expires in September. Tonight EP Debbie Vickers made the announcement today to staffers at the show, informed sources report. It's unclear how many crew and staff were at the meeting on the show's Burbank lot. At one point it was reported Tonight had about 170 total staffers, including some contract workers. NBC declined comment on today's news.