i wasn't planning on watching the return of jay leno, but figured i should at least catch the first show for historical reasons if nothing else. here's the weird thing though: i didn't hate it. his jokes aren't funny and often times cringe-inducing, but the truth about late night talk shows is i tune in to see the guests (tonight: jamie foxx, lindsey vonn), not the hosts. leno feels familiar despite his shortcomings. he's not annoying enough for me to want to change the channel. and in the end, that's why i think leno will survive this late night fiasco after all, which may or may not be a good thing for conan o'brien down the road.