Letterman's Plan For Leno's First Week Back? Jerry Seinfeld!
by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 24th 2010 3:14PM
So Jay Leno is coming back to 'The Tonight Show' on Monday, and he has some big guests lined up, including Olympic athletes and Sarah Palin. David Letterman will be back on Monday with new episodes too, and he's planning some big guests as well. One of those guests will be Jerry Seinfeld.
Now, this isn't completely surprising, since Seinfeld's new show 'The Marriage Ref' premieres on NBC March 4 and he's doing press for it and he's a regular guest on 'The Late Show,' but the timing is a little interesting. Seinfeld is a good friend of Leno's and was even his first guest on the doomed 10pm show. Seinfeld has even sided with Leno in various interviews. But he's going to be on Leno's rival the very first week Leno returns, which will be interesting. Joel tells me that Letterman usually takes off the first week of March but this year he isn't because of Leno's return.
In the next couple of weeks Letterman will also have Tom Brokaw and Mitt Romney.