‘Jay Leno’ Gets A Makeover

by | January 29, 2010 at 1:44 PM | The Tonight Show, TV News

NBC’s programming line-up isn’t the only thing getting a do-over. Jay Leno is getting an extreme makeover – or at least the set of his embattled series is.

When the comedian returns to his old job as host of ‘The Tonight Show‘ in March, he will remain in the original Burbank set where he’s taped for the past 17 years.

But the set will get a complete makeover in February, while the show is on hiatus during the Winter Olympics, reports TMZ. Leno should be happy to get back behind the desk though; that poorly designed lounge chair set-up didn’t help things on the 10 p.m. show.

The new set will make its debut for Leno’s triumphant (or awkward) return to late-night TV.

Leno is set to vacate his unsuccessful ‘Jay Leno Show‘ on Feb. 12th.

And while Conan O’Brien may have already snagged another NBC series (as a producer, anyway), his empty ‘Tonight Show’ studio–which cost a whopping $50 million–might be used to shoot various TV pilots.

“Every comedian dreams of hosting the ‘Tonight Show,’ said an emotional O’Brien on his last show last week, which included performances by Neil Young, ZZ Top, Beck and Will Ferrell. “But…I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second”