Carson Daly is Leaving ‘Last Call’ for ‘Today’
Yesterday’s speculation about the future of Last Call with Carson Daly has been settled, as Daly announced this morning that he’ll be joining the morning team at the Today show. In a press release, NBC said Daly will remain an executive producer on Last Call and that “plans for a transition will be announced at a later date,” which indicates that the future of NBC’s 1:35am slot is still up in the air. Last Call is currently produced in Los Angeles, which would make it the only LA-based show on NBC’s late night schedule if it stays.
Daly, meanwhile, will be launching something called “The Orange Room,” a social media studio for Today. He claims that the move is good because he’s “really a morning person” and that Today is “TRL for grownups”, which may be the most depressing news about growing up that I’ve ever heard.