It's truly the "Last Call" for Carson Daly.
Daly is stepping away as the host of the NBC (very) late night talk show after 17 years.
NBC says Daly will continue to host "The Voice" and deliver the social media reports in the Orange Room on "Today." The exit also gives him more time to spend with his family.
The network noted that Daly has been working in three television dayparts (morning, primetime, and late night). "Last Call" airs at 1:35 a.m. NBC will announce a new show to fill the empty slot soon; a finale date for "Last Call" hasn't been set.
“If you had told me in 2002 I would be a part of the historic NBC late-night family for 17 years, I would have said you were crazy,” Daly said in a statement. “Hard to believe it’s been so long – 2,000 episodes. It’s time to move on to something new and let someone else have access to this incredible platform.”
When "Last Call" ends, it will have aired 2,000 episodes. Daly holds the record for the longest active run of hosting the same late-night show.
“My 20’s was about finding a good job,” Daly said. “My 30’s was about taking on as many of them as I could. Now, in my 40’s, I’m focused on quality over quantity … I’m forever grateful and proud to all who have worked with us at ‘Last Call’ over the years. So many have gone on to achieve incredible success. I’m very excited to fulfill other areas I’m passionate about within our company. The Golf Channel has always been a favorite of mine and we have a few exciting things in the works. I look forward to building on that. I could have all the jobs in the world, but none of them are more important to me than that of Dad. My family will always remain my top priority and greatest gig.”