Jay Leno Returns

Matt Kiebus :: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 3:20 pm

NBC’s white knight is back! Jay Leno is telling bad jokes at 11:35pm again, hoping a drowsier audience laughs harder. Rejoice and give your friends uninspired high-fives. In more important news, Sam Waterson is back issuing justice, as Law & Order returns to 10 p.m.

Last night Leno returned to The Tonight Show, and a whopping 6.6 million people watched his grand return, doubling Letterman’s Late Show. It was a homecoming that included Jamie Foxx spraying the crowd with champagne, Leno going door-to-door in LA searching for a new desk, and Brad Paisley singing good ole’ country music. It was business as usual for Mr. Leno, as he mailed in an uninspired premiere episode. It’s too early to tell, but dare I say Leno might have returned to 11:35 p.m. MORE popular than when he left?