CNBC has confirmed it is renewing Jay Leno’s Garage for a second season. As reported last week, the first season of Jay Leno’s Garage was CNBC’s most-watched new series. The thought of cancelling the series did not rev the cable network’s motor.
Season two of Jay Leno’s Garage consists of 12 new, hour-long episodes. The second season is set to premiere in the spring of 2016.
Here’s the press release:
“JAY LENO’S GARAGE” CRUISES TO A SECOND SEASON
Most-Watched First Season in Network History
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – December 3, 2015 – After a record-breaking first season, CNBC today announced the network has renewed “Jay Leno’s Garage.” Season Two will return with 12 original hour-long episodes in Spring 2016. The show wrapped up the most-watched freshman season in network history last night.
Hosted by legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, “Jay Leno’s Garage” covers all things automotive including classic cars, super cars, road tests, investments and the inner workings of the car collectors’ market. The show has helped put CNBC on pace to deliver its 8th consecutive quarter of year-over-year ratings growth in prime time.
“We are really excited to be picked up for another season,” said Jay Leno. “We have a lot of great things planned. It will be a wild ride.”
“Every week viewers get the opportunity to ride along with the ultimate car enthusiast,” said Jim Ackerman, EVP Primetime Alternative, CNBC. “Jay Leno’s passion for cars and unique storytelling resonates with viewers and we are excited to hit the road again this Spring.”
“Our passion of making the best reality TV matches Jay’s passion to share his love for all things automotive,” said Philip D. Segal, CEO & EP Original Productions.
Jay Leno explores our obsession with all things automotive. From classic cars to supercars and everything in-between, Jay’s hitting the road to discover the most exciting, weird and wonderful vehicles ever made and meet the passionate people behind their wheels. Each one- hour themed episode features a mix of stunts, challenges, reviews, and celebrity interviews that showcases the colorful history of the automobile. Whether he’s exploring the history of an iconic brand, road-testing the newest super car, or investigating the latest automotive innovations, there’s no wheel Jay won’t get behind to tell the story of our love affair with the car.
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“Jay Leno’s Garage” is produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company, and Kitten Kaboodle, with Jay Leno, Philip David Segal, and Jeff Bumgarner as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Adam Barry are the executive producers for CNBC.
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 386 million homes worldwide, including more than 97 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network’s 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC’s highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.
CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.
CNBC is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
About Original Productions:
The Original Productions team, led by Philip D. Segal CEO & EP, is a world-wide culture-changing force in unscripted reality television. More than 180 countries world-wide watch Original Productions’ shows. With titles such as Deadliest Catch, Bering Sea Gold, Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men, Storage Wars, and Appalachian Outlaws, they will produce 250 hours of ‘original’ programming in 2015. For all things ‘original’ go to http://www.origprod.com/.
About Big Dog Productions, Inc.:
Jay Leno, Executive Producer and CEO, is a well established entertainment enterprise, producing the Tonight Show with Jay Leno for 22 years, producing and managing Jay Leno’s Comedy Stand-up appearances as well as voice over, film and television appearances. Kitten Kaboodle owns Jay Leno’s Garage series.
Source: Nielsen. Based on Live+SD average audience among P2+ and P25-54. Prime time: Monday-Sunday 8-11P. Jay Leno’s Garage: Wednesday 10/7/15-11/25/15, 10-11P ET.
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