Carson Daly leaves 'Last Call' for new 'Today' gig - will the late-night show survive?Add to Favorites | Last Call With Carson Daly
As he takes the morning-show job, though, Daly is also leaving his job as host of NBC's late-night series "Last Call." He'll remain an executive producer of the show, and NBC says plans for a "transition" on "Last Call" will be announced later.
NBC picked up "Last Call" for the 2013-14 season back in April, but a TV Guide report earlier this week noted that the show's staff has been told not to report to work yet. Among the possibilities for the show are hiring a new host, changing the show's format again -- or cancelling it.
"Last Call" has been on the bubble before. It survived budget cuts a few years ago by abandoning the traditional talk-show format and going to a documentary style, with interviews and other segments shot on location.
The show still has its fans at the network, and Daly -- who also hosts and is a producer of "The Voice" and is getting a first-look development deal along with his "Today" job -- will probably have some influence. But at the moment the future of "Last Call" is in doubt.