NBC's The Jay Leno Show is only a few short weeks away from dominating in prime time, so it should come as no surprise that guests are already lining-up to appear on the variety show. According to Variety, Jerry Seinfeld has been handpicked as Leno's first guest.
Seinfeld is expected to do a stand-up routine on the debut episode. Other guests appearing that night will be the combined triple threat of Jay Z, Kayne West, and Rihanna. The show will premiere on September 14th. Here is the press release from NBC:
Jay Leno welcomes friend and fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld to kick off his primetime comedy series The Jay Leno Show (Monday-Friday, 10-11 p.m. ET). Seinfeld will join previous announced musical guests Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna.
Leno moves from late night to primetime in his new comedy show premiering Monday, September 14 (10-11 p.m. ET).
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 America's late-night leader for more than a dozen years.
In other Seinfeld news, it's important to note that this isn't the only television appearance Seinfeld will be making this year. He, along with the rest of the Seinfeld cast, will be featured on the forth coming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Seinfeld is also going to host the upcoming reality series The Marriage Ref for NBC.