This evening, “The Tonight Show” will return with new episodes along with a (old) new host, Jay Leno. He regained the reigns to the program after a very public and tumultuous three-way war with NBC and his successor Conan O’Brien. Some people claim that his tactics were underhanded, while others say it’s just business. The question of who’s right and who’s wrong will come to a head when the long running series returns tonight, so will you watch?
The general public has had over a month to digest the idea of Leno returning to host after O’Brien’s short stint. During last week’s Olympic games the network managed to throw in a couple of promos for his return while they had the world’s attention. We’re not sure if they fared well with audiences, but Leno does have a decent line up for his pseudo-premiere tonight. Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx will be on, as well as Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, and country singer Brad Paisley.
Some of the people on his roster for the next couple of weeks include Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning for The Runaways, Morgan Freeman, Jason Reitman, and Judd Apatow. He definitely won’t be short on talent, but will he be short on viewers? After the push and pull of “The Tonight Show” battle, where do you stand with Leno and the series?
What do you think of Leno’s guest list? Are you done with The Tonight Show, if so why?