You've heard the hype about The Jay Leno Show: It could change the idea of prime-time forever, it could destroy audiences' appetites for David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel or Conan O'Brien an hour-and-a-half later, or it could be the funniest show NBC has launched in years. You can understand Leno wanting to manage expectations. "NBC tried scripted programming at 10 o'clock: Lipstick Jungle, Kidnapped, My Own Worst Enemy, hugely expensive shows," he says. "I thought they were OK, but for some reason, they didn't catch on. So now you try something different."
TVGuide.com spoke to Leno about his "something different" - from the sounds of it, a hybrid of his former Tonight Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Grammys and, er, NASCAR - to see what audiences have in store when the show premieres on Monday (weeknights at 10/9c, NBC).
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