NBC renews Carson Daly's late-night show

Here’s one veteran NBC talk-show host whose job is apparently safe: Carson Daly will return for a 13th season hosting Last Call, the network announced Wednesday.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Carson who has broken the mold, creating his own unique late-night show format with Last Call,” said Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and late night at NBC. “The show has become a platform for emerging artists – and Carson’s engaging interview style has made it the place for insightful conversations with an eclectic group of new stars as well as established icons and news makers.”

“I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished with Last Call,” said Daly, who has hosted the half-hour show since it launched in 2002. “I love coming to work every day and having the opportunity to collaborate with this incredible team. We are always looking to give viewers something new and fresh that they can’t find anywhere else on television. I’m grateful to have the chance to continue doing what I love the most.”

Daly also hosts NBC’s prime-time sensation The Voice. The announcement came rather quickly on the heels of a story that broke earlier this week saying The Peacock was in early talks with actor Alec Baldwin about hosting a talk show that would possibly air at 1:35 a.m. — the time slot occupied by Last Call. Hmm… 

More to come…


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