Feb. 13 (UPI) — Carson Daly’s late night talk show “Last Call” is coming to an end after 17 years on NBC, the network announced.
Daly, who will remain at NBC as a part of “Today” and as the host of “The Voice,” confirmed that “Last Call” was ending on Twitter Tuesday.
“I owe our EP Stewart Bailey & team a bottle of something expensive. They masterfully keep this train on the track for many years,” he continued.
Yes, Last Call is wrapping up! I’m forever grateful & proud to all who have worked w us over the years. So many have gone on to incredible success. I owe our EP Stewart Bailey & team a bottle of something expensive. They masterfully keep this train on the track for many years.
NBC says that Daly decided to end “Last Call” in order to spend more time with his family. The network will be adding a new show in the future that will take up “Last Call”‘s 1:30 a.m. time slot. A finale date has yet to be announced.
“Last Call with Carson Daly” debuted in January 2002, replacing “Later.” The series, which will reach 2,000 episodes, at first featured a traditional talk show format before switching to pre-recorded interviews and musical performances.
Daly discussed his time on “Last Call,” how it featured artists such as Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran early in their careers and how he met his wife Siri Pinter through the show on “Today” Wednesday.
“Someone else should have this. Somebody younger,” Daly said about leaving behind the time slot and platform. “It’s time for somebody else.”