What’s Jay Gonna Say After Tonight

What Will Jay Say? No, not Cardosi. Tonight’s is Jay Leno’s debut in primetime at 10 on NBC. Lots of media wags will be watching nationally, and locally, to see if Leno’s show will shake up local ratings. Can he pull WAVE out of third place at 11? Doubt it. Will he do better than the usual NBC fare? Maybe, but nationally there’s little optimism that the show is going to boost news lead-ins on NBC affiliates.

The show should do pretty well tonight – perhaps the most-hyped debut of all time. And Jerry Seinfeld’s on the show.

And Kanye West, who may have done the dissing of Taylor Swift to hype up the Leno show.

But it’s hard to imagine the show doing that great five nights a week.

Of course, Jay’s also up against the Raiders on MNF tonight.

The Riggs is Up For It: Wouldn’t it be something if the guy who used to send out press releases for county judge Rebecca Jackson ends up as the police chief in Corpus Christi, Texas? Troy Riggs is in the final two for the chief’s job in Texas. He’s an assistant chief here and a media favorite. Maybe Riggs should run for Mayor. [Courier]

Four Thousand Posts: Give it up for Jake and his 4,000th post over at Page One. [Page One]

Odd Choice:  Anybody wondering why Hal Heiner is doing his campaign announcement down at Waterfront Park, a place that Jerry Abramson will be touting as a major victory for his administration?

Nunn Moves to Jail: The big story over the weekend — what will happen to Steve Nunn. Finally, he was released from the hospital today and moved to the Hart County Jail. But he hasn’t yet been charged with murder. He will. Soon. [Courier]

The Big 5-0: Tomorrow is my pal Mark Hebert’s 50th birthday. Fifty. 5-0. Ancient.

6 thoughts on “What’s Jay Gonna Say After Tonight

  1. Does anyone really like Jay Leno’s show or does this mean that there is a whole group of people who now will accidentally go to bed an hour and a half earlier because they think the Tonight Show is on?

  2. Leno was no Carson and he sure as hell isn’t another Gleason. This show will be off the air by Christmas. I watched about five minutes of it and turned back to MNF.

  3. I’m 53 and I catch the same flak from my younger coworkers. I can’t wait ’til I’m overcome by dementia and diarrhea and you’ll have to work three times as hard for your taxes to pay for my geriatric medical care, Slacker.

  4. They will think of some kind of “reality” show, Anthony. I don’t think they will replace his show, which is being listed as a variety show, with another variety. TV execs are not smart enough to fix what’s broken. The variety show is a viable show type. Look at what Dean Martin, Jackie Gleason, Donnie and Marie and even The Statler Brothers did with it. Why they thought Jay Leno could do it is beyond me. But they are going to lose a buttload of money on this thing.

  5. The people of Louisville misses Mark Heberts political journalism. He is missed.
    But he sure would look better wearing blue than red.

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