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Old 01-22-2014, 03:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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-Leno is done with the Tonight Show after the Olympics

-Good host and comedian, but a better car guy.

-NBC has expressed they still want him to be affiliated with then in some capacity.

-NBC signed a multi year deal with Mecum Auto Auctions.

-NBC has, over the last few years, built up¬*a reputable number of networks.

-With Discovery turning into the current version of VH1 with a bunch of reality TV that's about as interesting to me as watching paint dry, it seems there is a hole for this type of programming.

My prediction is Leno is going to be doing car stuff for NBC and will¬*be incredibly successful.¬* He's vanilla enough (and that's not an insult) to appeal to just about anyone and knowledgable enough not to be a pushover.¬* The best thing is he's got the comic chops of a Clarkson but is more in tune with what an American audience wants for this.¬* For all of the talk about Top Gear, it's never been a widespread success in the US.¬* I know quite a few people that simply don't get British humor and think Clarkson isn't funny in the least.¬* For them, Leno will be the answer.



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I don't know if Jay Leno's Garage makes NBC any money online, but this could easily be streamed through Netflix.¬* Of course, NBC owns Jay's ass, or so it seems.
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It might work, for people who really don't get Top Gear. ¬*To me, Jay is so bland as to be barely worth watching. ¬*He never really feels like he is listening to his guests, and his car comments are rarely anything more than generic. ¬*I guess that fits with the Tonight Show vibe.

A big part of the success of Top Gear UK is the chemistry of the three presenters. ¬*It's pretty hard to have a single host and keep it interesting. ¬*I love Chris Harris, but even he couldn't do a full half hour or one hour show alone.
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NBC has that sportschannel, that shows Indy car racing so he could expand his web series there if he wants.¬* Top Gear works because it's a comedy show about cars.¬* I don't have cable nor broadband so any kind of car show I can get I'll watch.¬* Heck I've even been known to watch Motorweek.
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I certainly hope so. I enjoy Jay Leno's Garage not so much for Jay himself but the cool back stories behing his collection (his stolen Cyclone, having to 3d print parts for his Elan etc).¬*
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Derek Kreindler_1 said I certainly hope so. I enjoy Jay Leno's Garage not so much for Jay himself but the cool back stories behing his collection (his stolen Cyclone, having to 3d print parts for his Elan etc).¬* I find him as good a curator of everything on wheels as you are likely to find in North America.¬* Like any good curator, he is very well acquainted not only in a static, stats-based manner but also gets behind the wheel and is acquainted in a tactile manner that seemingly few big collectors subscribe to. Netflix would be a good home for his webisodes because their model isn't so much about eyeballs as it "airs".¬* It's something you watch at your leisure and certainly his name and his well-deserved reputation as a collector par excellence would be a benefit to the diminishing amount of entertainment for car enthusiasts.
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