It's only 9 PM here on the West Coast, but in other time zones, the inaugural "Jay Leno Show" has already aired -- and the critics have been all a-Twitter! Thanks to TV MoJoe for compiling some of the insta-reports, including these:
" 'Leno' " is unendurable," wrote Gail Pennington of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Is it over yet? Please?"Talk Show News will be back tomorrow with a round-up of the critical response once the nation's TV scribes have had time to write more than 140 words on the return of Leno.
TV Guide's Damian Holbrook was equally tough.
"I've seen Discovery Health documentaries that are funnier than 'The Jay Leno Show,'" he tweeted, adding, "This is painful....It's made of suck. Avoid at all costs."
Another TV Guide staffer, columnist Bruce Fretts, summed up his take thusly: "If 'The Jay Leno Show' is the future of TV, I wanna live in the past," he wrote.
Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times asked, "Is it a bad sign that I'm less than 20 minutes into the new Jay Leno show and I already want to poke my eyes out -- or his?"