The Jay Leno Show: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)


Season 1
The Jay Leno Show

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Instead of reinventing its host or simply providing anything new, The Jay Leno Show settles for a few smart bits amid more of the same old show.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 14, 2009
2
Air date: Sep 15, 2009
3
Air date: Sep 16, 2009
4
Air date: Sep 17, 2009
5
Air date: Sep 18, 2009
6
Air date: Sep 21, 2009
7
Air date: Sep 22, 2009
8
Air date: Sep 23, 2009
9
Air date: Sep 24, 2009
10
Air date: Sep 25, 2009
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Critic Reviews for The Jay Leno Show Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (15)

So far, though, there's nothing on "The Jay Leno Show" that's worth losing sleep over.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Some skits work, some don't. The problem is that a 10 o'clock audience, which is used to smooth-running scripted drama, may have less patience with a dog skit than a later-night audience.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's going to get NBC some water cooler talk, and a lot of website hits, but it's not going to work as a signature "This is why Jay is awesome" clip like I think they were hoping.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Jay Leno Show is of course not the "brand-new hour of comedy" its promos claim; it is brand-old to the bone. But the notion of Leno running some combination of pop-culture confessional booth and prime-time torture chamber has some real appeal.

Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…
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Even Leno, while delivering his opening jokes, seemed relatively unenthused about the premiere.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

That's a lot of pressure, even for Iron Jay, and maybe why Night One felt like a work in progress - terribly rough in spots, not bad in others.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…
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Based on the consistency of his work in the first week, I'm convinced that even though Leno's numbers dropped from the premiere, they will remain solid for quite a while.

Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

So middle-of-the-road as to appear retro, he consistently seems out of synch, recalling a bygone era simply be disapproving of the current one. Regardless of how old you are, he's your father's late night talk show host, not yours.

Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Jay Leno Show, NBC has been telling us all summer, was "comedy at 10," not simply a second Tonight Show. Instead, what we got was a monologue, a couple taped comedy bits, an interview, a musical act, another interview and Headlines.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not a good sign when the Bud Light commercial is funnier than the comedy show it interrupts. Sixteen minutes into the new "The Jay Leno Show," it was difficult not to panic. This is the future of television?

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Without Kanye West, NBC's Jay Leno Show premiere Monday would have been even more of a cut-rate, snooze-inducing, rehashed bore. If Leno's desire is to help fans get to sleep earlier, desire satisfied.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

OK, so the desk was gone, but Leno's armchair-to-armchair chat with Jerry Seinfeld felt suspiciously like the awkward non-interviews that the host regularly conducted on his previous show.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…
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