The Jay Leno Show

2009, TV Show


Jay Leno Returns to The Tonight Show for the First Time Since His Second Retirement

Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno

Jay Leno just can't quit The Tonight Show.

The late-night alum will sit down with current Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon as a guest on Friday, Nov. 7, presumably to talk about his acceptance of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last month. The ceremony will air Nov. 23 on PBS.

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Report: Jimmy Fallon to Replace Jay Leno, Tonight Show to Move to New York

Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show is expected to return to New York with Jimmy Fallon at the helm, The New York Times reports.

Although a deal isn't done, NBC has apparently struck a deal with Fallon to replace Jay Leno as host of the iconic late-night program, most likely taking over in the fall of 2014. Tonight hasn't taken place in the Big Apple since it debuted with Steve Allen in 1954. Host Johnny Carson eventually moved it to Burbank, Calif., in 1972.

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Kelsey Grammer: I Didn't Get an Emmy Nomination Because I'm Republican

Kelsey Grammer

Did Boss star Kelsey Grammer get snubbed by the Emmys this year because he's a Republican?

"I think it's possible... I mean, I'm a declared, out-of-the-closet Republican in Hollywood," Grammer said Wednesday night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. "Do I believe it's possible that some young person, young voting actor — or even older voting member for the Emmys — would sit there and go, 'Yeah, that's a great performance, but I just hate everything he stands for'? I don't believe that's possible," he said, with a hint of sarcasm.

Boss creator "heartbroken" over low ratings: "I hope we get to tell the entire story"

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Ray Romano: I’ll Be Surprised If Network Comedies Work at 10 O'Clock

Ray Romano

NBC and ABC have yet to launch their new 10 p.m. comedy blocks, but they already have a critic from the comedy world: Ray Romano.

During Thursday's Television Critics Association panel for his TNT drama Men of a Certain Age, Romano expressed doubt about whether half-hour comedies can work so late in the evening.

NBC adds third Thursday night comedy hour; unveils midseason prime-time schedule

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Conan's First Post-Tonight Show Interview: I Wouldn't Have Done What Jay Did

Conan O'Brien, 60 Minutes

In his first interview since leaving The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien says he wouldn't have done what Jay Leno did.

"He went and took that show back and I think... read more

Conan O'Brien to Break Silence on 60 Minutes

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien will give his first post-Tonight Show interview on Sunday to 60 Minutes, has confirmed.

As part of his $45 million exit deal with NBC, O'Brien was banned from giving any broadcast or print interviews until... read more

Tonight Show Taps American Idol's Rickey Minor as Music Director

Rickey Minor

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has tapped American Idol's Rickey Minor to serve as music director.

Idol's music director will replace Kevin Eubanks, who announced his forthcoming departure on Monday's show. Minor will make his on-air debut on... read more

Conan O'Brien Going to TBS

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien is going to TBS.

"In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable," O'Brien said in a statement. "My plan is working perfectly."

A formal announcement is expected at 1 p.m. ET.

Check out photos of Conan through the years

The currently untitled one-hour show, which will be produced in Los Angeles, will debut in November at 11/10c after the World Series, and will ...
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Jay Leno: Conan and I "Got Screwed" By NBC

Jay Leno

Jay Leno thinks he and Conan O'Brien were "treated terribly" by NBC.

When Joy Behar made a guest appearance Tuesday night on The Tonight Show, she brought... read more

Andy Richter Still Has Hard Feelings Toward NBC and Jay Leno

Andy Richter

Andy Richter doesn't buy that Jay Leno had to go along with NBC in the shuffle that cut short Conan O'Brien's reign as Tonight Show host, sarcastically saying, "multimillionaires are always being forced to do things."

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