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.