For months, NBC had worried that the immensely popular Jay Leno would start a new talk show on a rival network after his Tonight Show contract ended this summer. This week, the network announced that instead Leno will stay on board as the host of a daily program to be aired at 10 p.m.—in prime time. The show will have a format similar to Tonight, which is being taken over by Conan O’Brien, and will retain many of Leno’s signature bits.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
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- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song
- Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- Briefing: Offshore drilling and the environment
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