By Michael Ausiello
August 06, 2009 at 02:04 PM EDT

Jay Leno made the rounds at NBC’s press tour soiree last night to promote his upcoming 10 p.m. talk-variety show (you may’ve heard about it), but the issue foremost on everyone’s mind — okay, foremost on my mind — concerned a certain ex-American Idol judge. Specifically, when’s he going to hire her? Press play on the video player below for his answer to that question plus some exclusive scoop about The Jay Leno Show.