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Dave Brown chats with Jay Leno about new primetime show

LOS ANGELES, California (WMC-TV) - Action News 5's Dave Brown traveled to Los Angeles recently to talk to former "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno about his new primetime comedy show.

"The Jay Leno Show" is set to premiere Monday night on WMC-TV.
 
Leno told Dave that he skipped his summer vacation to focus on his new foray into primetime television. 

"You don't really take the summer off when you do a tv show. When you're starting brand new, you're really starting brand new," he said. "You walk into a huge, empty sound stage, and you've gotta do lights, and build a stage and design it. So, actually we'll be working right up until the day we premiere..."

Leno's new show will offer one full hour of comedy, five days a week.

Although the show will include some classic Leno bits like "Jaywalking" and "Headlines", he says viewers shouldn't expect the same old show. 
  
"Well, it wouldn't be a surprise if I gave it to you right now," said Leno. "Of course, you have to watch. That's the surprise."

Jay thinks his formula for late night comic gold will find its place in primetime.

"I think the real key to doing these kind of shows is the immediacy," he said. "We're essentially live everyday - live on tape, as they call it. Events happen that day, and we'll be joking about them that night."

And just to prove he didn't turn soft over the summer, Leno made Dave Brown the target of some of his jokes.

"I want to thank you for not using that "Just For Men" hair coloring. That is a handsome set of hair! That is the color a man's hair should be. It's striking," Leno said.

Leno's first guest on September 14 will be superstar comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
    
Other big names scheduled for next week include Tom Cruise, Robin Williams and Halle Berry.

Click here to visit the official Web site of "The Jay Leno Show."


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