TV Quick Hits: Jay Leno heads to CNBC; ‘Snooki & JWoww’ final season trailer
Well, you can officially classify this as news that we did not see coming: Jay Leno is returning to TV, but not for a late-night comedy show. Instead, he’s going to cable to host a show that is about one of his other longtime passions: Cars.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Leno’s show would air on CNBC, and would be an attempt by the financial network to branch out and appeal to all of the other car enthusiasts out there. While we are not quite sure what the ratings would be for such a project, he may still have a decent shot at success here. Remember that Jay constantly kept “The Tonight Show” at #1 despite the criticism, and the only real competition for ratings on CNBC right now are repeats of “Shark Tank.”
This news is not official just yet, but it appears as though it will be in the near future. Stay tuned for more.
“Snooki & JWoww” return – Much like MTV confirmed earlier today that this would be the final season of “Awkward,” it will also be the end of the road for Snooki and JWoww’s time with a major reality TV show. These two started on “Jersey Shore,” but then continued on with this show for a few more years.
We feel like had the first season been more like the latter ones, maybe we could have been looking at a different show here in the end. The problem was that this took a little too long to get personal, and the first season suffered much in the same way that “Jersey Shore” did in later years: Creating a bizarre, somewhat-forced dynamic that ignored that in the real world, these people were celebrities.