Jay Leno Headed Back to TV

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Apparently NBC Universal wasn’t as bad as Jay Leno once made it out to be. Leno, 64, is reportedly close to a deal with the company’s CNBC for a prime-time show about his love of cars. CNBC has suffered low ratings from its traditional business programming of late, but reality shows like The Profit, Restaurant Startup, and reruns of Shark Tank have done well recently. The move is seen as strong one for the network, given Leno’s dominance of late-night TV before he stepped down from The Tonight Show. Leno was apparently approached by CNN, A&E, History, and the Tribune stations.