NBC is keeping Tuesday night’s “The Jay Leno Show” finale extra low-key.
Leno’s last primetime show will feature guests Ashton Kutcher and Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious”), as well as a “10 at 10” Q&A with Bob Costas, via satellite from Vancouver.
The host is also expected to mention his “Tonight Show” return on March 1. But beyond that, the pomp and circumstance will be nil.
That’s intentional, as NBC looks to rehab the images of both Leno and the “Tonight Show.”
Meanwhile, the first elements of the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” redux are already taking shape. NBC is running a contest, via Leno’s Facebook page, to find audience members for the March 1 show (above).
Peacock also plans to star running “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” promos during the Winter Olympics. And the “Jay Leno Show” set will get an overhaul (those 10 p.m. references on stage will be scrubbed) during the time off.