carson daly last call Carson Daly leaves 'Last Call' for new 'Today' gig   will the late night show survive?NBC announced Thursday (Sept. 12) that Carson Daly will join the “Today” show as host of the Orange Room, a part of the “Today” studio that will serve as a gateway to digital content and social media.

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.

Posted by:Rick Porter