Jay Leno Will Have a Desk After All

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Or so writes Time correspondent James Poniewozik in an exhaustive new preview of The Jay Leno Show, reporting that the host will "need one for seated-comedy bits." Hopefully they'll be a little better-developed than his monologue test-drives to date ("The Amsterdam city council wants a bailout of the prostitution business..."), but! Poniewozik also reports a consolation for affiliates at the end of it all: Leno will relay straight into local news without a commercial break. Can those fancy scripted cop procedurals do that at 11 p.m.? Oh. Well, it was worth a shot. [Time]