TV Bites: Reintroducting Jay Leno, Your King of Late Night
· Coco Nation should sit down. Jay Leno, the Tonight Show host who bagged Conan O'Brien's dreams by reclaiming the 11:35 p.m. territory, has already resumed his number-one ratings position thanks to an audience that is "older than ever." So old that the median age of Leno-viewers (56) tops the age of Nightline's senior viewers (55). Take that, ABC. [Variety]
A husband-and-wife acting duo find network pilots, NBC finds a way to subtract fun from the iPad, and more TV Bites after the jump.
· Husband-and-wife acting pair Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell-Martin have been cast in two pilots this season. Duane as a friend to Paul Reiser's main character in NBC's Next. Meanwhile, Campbell-Martin has been cast in ABC's Wright vs. Wrong, which stars Debra Messing as a strong-minded political personality who appears tough and espouses a right-wing agenda but behind the scenes is consumed by her foibles and flaws. Phew. [THR]
· NBC made a last-minute decision to not allow episodes of its shows to be watched in entirety on the iPad. [NYT]
· BET is considering a revival of The CW's The Game on their network with a new showrunner Salim Akil. [THR]
· Jim Parsons, Ty Burrell and Peter Facinelli will present awards at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's 31st College Television Awards on Saturday. The Tom Bergeron-hosted event honors undergraduate and graduate student work in video, digital and film production. [THR]
· On Friday night, over 7 million viewers tuned into NBC's series premiere of Miami Medical, making it the most-watched program among adults 18-49. Meanwhile, ratings for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution fell over 40% from last week's premiere. [TVbytheNumbers]