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The Jay Leno Show 

The former "Tonight Show" host moves from late night to prime time in this talk show.
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Series cast summary:
Kevin Eubanks ...  Himself - Bandleader 95 episodes, 2009-2010
Jay Leno ...  Himself - Host 95 episodes, 2009-2010
Mikey Day ...  Himself / ... 51 episodes, 2009-2010
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The former "Tonight Show" host moves from late night to prime time in this talk show.

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Next stop, comedy at 10. See more »

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Comedy | Talk-Show

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USA

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14 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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This is the first primetime broadcast network show to air five nights a week since Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949). See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.15 (2013) See more »

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Not Worth It
18 October 2009 | by racerdexSee all my reviews

I believe that Jay has talent, but I do not believe that there is a valuable tradeoff for taking, at least, five potentially great shows out of contention, just to redo the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, during primetime - and yes, I realize that this show is somewhat different, yet essentially, to this viewer, the same.

Truth be told, we have gone to other stations (including cable stations), as a result of NBC's decision to force Jay on us, during a valuable prime time slot. I think that this exacerbates the traditional networks' problem; driving away valuable viewers - losing further market share to the cable stations.

My advice: Stick with the formula of innovation, through a variety of programming. The early years of TV invoked the fewer choices rule, but that was not damaging because there were no other video entertainment choices. Today, this is a dangerous, and heavy handed, approach, which has bottom-line consequences for the networks.

If NBC has some creative challenges, do not give up shows that can bring new viewers, like "Southland", and delay others like "Chuck" but also, consider picking up unwanted gems from other networks, like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


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