NBC is ending this longtime late night show

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NBC has announced the end of “Last Call with Carson Daly” after 17 years.

  • Daly will remain with NBC as a co-host on “Today” and host of “The Voice.”
  • NBC has said it continues to provide affiliates with programming in the 1:30 a.m. eastern timeslot, though no plans have been announced.
  • There have been reports that NBC is eying Chelsea Handler, who previously hosted a late night talker on NBC owned E! called “Chelsea Lately” before jumping to Netflix for two seasons for “Chelsea,” to fill the gap.
  • Handler recently inked a “first look” deal with NBC.
  • Daly, meanwhile, has upped his duties on “Today” and “The Voice,” forcing “Last Call” to evolved from a traditional talk show format to a format relying more on pre-taped segments.
  • Most recently, Daly only appears in taped opens and closes.
  • The move also comes when NBC axed “Megyn Kelly Today” and filling the hour with an extension of “Today,” which Daly occasionally appears on.
  • The network will also need to fill a spot on the fourth hour of “Today” after Kathie Lee Gifford departs later this year.
  • NBC also added Craig Melvin as a de-facto co-host of the first two hours of “Today,” which Daly is also a frequent face on, mainly reporting from the social media driven “Orange Room.”