Jay Leno show goes primetime on Comedy Channel

jay_lenoFear not fans of Jay Leno, The Comedy Channel has picked up his new show after all.

And it will air The Jay Leno Show early evenings at 7:30pm no less (that’s kinda good news, bad news….good to get it early, but we’re used to seeing these shows when we can chill out). It will air after The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The move follows the Channel recently advising it wouldn’t be picking up the show this year.

Leno’s move to 10pm in the US is a huge change to the American TV landscape. The timeslot has a bigger profile in the States than here and the industry will be watching to see how this shakes things up.

The new show follows his retirement from The Tonight Show, a post he held for 17 years.

For his first show he will be joined by friend and fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld and musical guests Jay Z, Kanye West and superstar pop princess Rihanna.

Brian Walsh from Foxtel said: “It is a major coup to secure this exciting new show that has the worldwide television community talking. It is a ground-breaking programming strategy from NBC and we are thrilled to bring it to our subscribers just hours after it screens in the US.”

It premieres Tuesday September 15 at 7.30pm on Comedy.

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