WHAT: In the riskiest move of the fall, NBC installs The Jay Leno Show in prime time five times a week. The Peacock Network hopes that fresh installments of Leno most of the year will be formidable competition for high-priced dramas on other networks. But can the former Tonight Show host keep up with CBS' CSI: Miami and The Mentalist?
The Leno show will enlist comedians such as D.L. Hughley, Mikey Day and Jim Norton as correspondents. NBC anchor Brian Williams will be featured frequently by satellite. Jerry Seinfeld is the first guest. The premiere's musical guests will be Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West.
WHERE: Fourth-place NBC, which needs a strong performance from Leno.
WHEN: The show debuts at 10 p.m. Sept. 14 and runs there Mondays through Fridays.