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Carson Daly Is Leaving NBC’s ‘Last Call’ After 17 Years

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Carson Daly took to Twitter on Tuesday to confirm that he is leaving his NBC talk show, Last Call.

According to the network, Daly is stepping away to focus on his family and the other programs he is on. Daly has been the host of Last Call since it premiered in January 2002.

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“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.”

“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.”

NBC will soon announce a new show to replace Daly’s 1:35 a.m. slot.

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