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The Jay Leno Show Premieres Monday, September 14 on Citytv

September 10, 2009

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Special Guest Jerry Seinfeld, Musical Performance by Jay-Z, Kanye West
    and RihannaTORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Host Jay Leno will welcome friend and fellow
comedian Jerry Seinfeld to kick off the premiere episode of The Jay Leno Show
as the late night legend makes the move to primetime weeknights starting
Monday, September 14 (10pm ET/PT, 9pm CT/8pm MT) on Citytv. The premiere
episode also features a musical performance by super stars Jay-Z, Kanye West
and Rihanna as they rock the program's brand new stage for the first time.
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    "This is a fresh primetime viewing alternative with a proven host, big
name guest stars and even bigger laughs," says Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice
President Programming, Rogers Media Television. "The Jay Leno Show is sure to
entertain Citytv audiences nightly."
    Also appearing on The Jay Leno Show in its premiere week are Hollywood
A-listers Tom Cruise, Robin Williams and Halle Berry, pop star Miley Cyrus and
musical guests Eric Clapton and Bruce Hornsby.
    The Jay Leno Show will be the first entertainment program to be stripped
across primetime on broadcast network television and will showcase many of the
features that have made Leno a late-night leader for more than a dozen years.
The show will feature topical humour, newsmakers, celebrity guests,
correspondents and more comedy in the 10 o'clock hour including fan favourites
Headlines and Jaywalking.
    Get laughs before late night on Citytv when The Jay Leno Show broadcasts
as follows (s/NBC):Monday, September 14 (10pm ET/PT, 9pm CT/8pm MT)
    The Jay Leno Show premieres with guest Jerry Seinfeld, followed by a
    performance by Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West.

    Tuesday, September 15 (10pm ET/PT, 9pm CT/8pm MT)
    Tom Cruise launches a new segment on The Jay Leno Show when he appears in
    '10 at 10' and Leno makes 10 p.m. House Calls.

    Wednesday, September 16 (10pm ET/PT, 9pm CT/8pm MT)
    Comedian Robin Williams visits the new set and '10 at 10' features pop
    star Miley Cyrus. In addition correspondents and Australian comedians
    Hamish and Andy introduce the phenomenon 'Ghosting' to America

    Thursday, September 17 (10pm ET/PT, 9pm CT/8pm MT)
    Halle Berry chats it up with Leno and Bruce Hornsby with special guest
    Eric Clapton team up for a special performance. Leno wraps up the evening
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