BURBANK — Jay Leno sauntered through glass doors and onto a newly renovated stage, nonchalant and trimmer since “The Tonight Show” stopped taping across the lot in May.
“The monologue is right here,” Leno said Wednesday, inching toward rows of stadium seats.
Technicians and stage hands bustled in the background, readying the set for the Sept. 14 primetime premiere of “The Jay Leno Show.”
The 59-year-old host continued past two 103-inch televisions, a practicing band and large detailed pictures from his vast car collection.
“Pay no attention to the that,” said Leno, who earlier this month promised a more relaxed set than what viewers of “Tonight” were used to. “They built a desk, they built a traditional set, just to see what it looked like. We won’t use a desk.”