Leno Set to Reengage in Letterman Rivalry

By Andrew Gauthier 

Daily News

Jay Leno returns to NBC’s “Tonight Show” Monday evening hoping to regain his late-night ratings dominance and erase memories of the fractious past nine months.

The move means Leno and all of late-night TV are hitting the reset button. Leno once again is pitted against longtime rival David Letterman on CBS at 11:35 p.m.

“We want to see what he’s going to do,” says Syracuse University professor and pop culture expert Robert Thompson. “Is it going to look different?”

NBC began promoting the shift during the highly rated Winter Olympics More…