Monday“The Jay Leno Show’’ (NBC)
Nightly prime-time talk
Star: Jay Leno (pictured)
The concept: We’re promised a more lighthearted Leno. Among his first guests: Jerry Seinfeld, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.
Our take: Kudos to NBC for trying something different, but I’m thinking this gamble is doomed. Maybe that’s because I’m not a Leno fan, maybe that’s because the last thing we need is yet another talk-variety show, maybe that’s because I’d resent anything that eliminates room for four scripted shows in one fell swoop.
Alternate name: “Jay-Zzzzz’’
Grade: No preview available (Sept. 14)