The Director's Cut Blog has learned that the new "Jay Leno Show" will debut on Monday, September 14th according to sources at NBC. That is one full week before the official launch of the Fall TV season.
On the final episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" the host reminded viewers not to get too teary-eyed during his last stint behind the desk he has occupied for 17-years by reminding them that he would be back on NBC this fall with his new venture "The Jay Leno Show" (Monday - Friday, 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ET) on NBC and WKYC.
During his final bow as the host of "The Tonight Show" Leno signed off saying, "Thank you for watching. Please give Conan as much support as you've given me throughout the years. Good night. We'll see you in September."
Leno, recently named America's Favorite TV Personality by the 2009 Harris Poll, announced in December of 2008 that while he will be leaving "The Tonight Show" he will remain at NBC and embark on an adventure that marks a new era in television.
"The Jay Leno Show" will be the first-ever entertainment program to be stripped across primetime on broadcast network television and will showcase many of the features that have made Leno America's late-night leader for more than a dozen years.