Late Nightmare

Jay Leno Back on Tonight Show

For better or worse, Jay Leno will retake his Tonight Show desk Monday evening, after months of controversy thanks to NBC’s booting of Conan O’Brien after a mere seven months. This week, Leno’s guests will include Sarah Palin, the cast of Jersey Shore, and the American Olympic gold medalists fresh from Vancouver. Leno hopes to regain his dominance in the ratings; rival David Letterman has greatly benefited from NBC’s late-night scrambling.