Last Call with Carson Daly: Is the NBC Series Doomed to be Cancelled?

Carson DalyWith all of the attention surrounding NBC’s desire to rework their nighttime schedule, there’s one little show that’s being left out of the conversation — Last Call with Carson Daly.

If NBC execs get their way, both The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will be pushed back a half hour to make room for a 30 minute version of The Jay Leno Show.

Last Call with Carson Daly currently airs after Jimmy Fallon, starts at 1:36am, and runs for 29 minutes. If Carson Daly shifted, that would mean that the series would be pushed into local affiliate-owned time. The local stations may not be willing to give that up which could easily translate into Daly’s show being cancelled.

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NBC Universal’s Chairman of Television Entertainment, Jeff Gaspin, said that the network values Daly but can’t guarantee his late-night show will survive.

He said, “There can be some rejiggering [with the affiliate time]. I don’t know and I don’t want to see him go anywhere else. Carson is going to be part of NBC, regardless of what happens. He had an incredibly high-rated New Year’s show this year.”

Gaspin continued, “I hope and expect we will be in the Carson Daly business, but I don’t have any more to add at the moment.”

What do you think? Will Last Call with Carson Daly survive or be left out in the cold? Would you be sorry to see it cancelled?

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4 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Ted Wodd says

    Please put that show (Carson Daly) out of it’s misery and let carson daly
    go on with his career…if he has one left !

  2. WholeBlack says

    Actually, his show is A WHOLE LOT better now. He gives light to up and coming indie music that would otherwise be overlooked by the general public. He isn’t in that MTV category anymore.

  3. Bud says

    Carson changed his format recently to a magazine-style show. It’s not bad at all. Carson wasn’t too good as a talk show host, especially with the lame comedy bits. It’s too bad his career got lost somewhere. He was going to be the next Dick Clark, not Ryan Seacrest.

  4. says

    Oh wow, lol I never knew he had a show on. In all these past few years I thought he ended it with that TRL show. Well it wasn’t that good back then so I doubt it’s any better now.

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