WHDH backs down on Leno

WHDH-TV in Boston has agreed to air Jay Leno’s new 10 p.m. (ET) show after all beginning in September as originally planned.

The NBC affiliate two weeks ago announced they were going to regularly pre-empt the show to air a local newscast. NBC threatened to yank its affiliation and move it to their Telemundo affiliate, WNEU (NBC owns Telemundo) or an other outlet.

But cooler heads have prevailed, and WHDH has agreed to air Leno’s show at 10 p.m. Both sides apparently realized breaking up a successful relationship over ONE SHOW wasn’t worth it and wasn’t worth angering Red Sox Nation.

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