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Paul Reiser gamely promotes canceled sitcom on ‘Leno’

Following through on his scheduled appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Paul Reiser talked “The Paul Reiser Show” three days after its cancellation on Good Friday — or as Reiser put it, “not such a good Friday.”

He took a light-hearted approach to the whole saga, though he gilded the lilly a bit on how enthusiastic NBC was about the sitcom as its premiere approached. But by the time he got to the cancellation, Reiser said he didn’t take it personally.

“When you are the last-place network, you don’t want to jeopardize that,” Reiser joked. “You found your niche — stay there.”

Said Christina Aguilera, who was sitting on Reiser’s left and had just promoted “The Voice” (premiering tonight on NBC): “You’ve scared the crap out of me …”

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