Scott Brown to appear on Jay Leno's 'Ten at Ten'

Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-Mass.) will appear via satellite on NBC's soon-to-be-cancelled "Jay Leno Show" this Thursday for a Q&A segment with the host called "Ten at Ten." 

Brown beat Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) to win late Sen. Edward Kennedy's (D-Mass.) seat in an upset last Wednesday, and the appearance will mark Brown's first time on an unscripted late-night variety show. 

Appearing on a show like Leno's can be a gamble for politicians; young audiences mean the videos usually appear on YouTube, but it could pay off for Brown if he comes across as funny and likable on the air. 

Previous political figures who've appeared on the segment include First Lady Michelle Obama, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius.

NBC recently announced that it will cancel Leno's hour-long weekday spot at 10 p.m. to return the host to his previous gig at "The Tonight Show."