Last Call with Carson Daly to end after 17-year late-night run at NBC

It’s closing time for Last Call With Carson Daly: The NBC late-night series is coming to an end after 17 years on the air, TVLine has learned.

Daly has decided to step away from the talk show in order to spend more time with his family and concentrate on his other hosting jobs at Today and The Voice.

“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 twenties were about finding a good job. My thirties were about taking on as many of them as I could. Now, in my forties, I’m focused on quality over quantity. I want to do more with my Today family and continue hosting and producing The Voice and explore new opportunities.”

He continued: “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 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.”

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Carson Daly attends NBC's New York mid season press junket at Four Seasons Hotel New York on March 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly, Sunny, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Carson Daly is seen during the 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on February 9, 2018 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly, Al Roker, and Willie Geist on Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018 -- (Photo by: Zach Pagano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker on Friday, January 5, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) TV personalities Sheinelle Jones, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Carson Daly attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly on Thursday, January 4, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 1321B -- Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly, Alicia Keys -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Semi Finals' Episode 1320A -- Pictured: Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Al Roker and Carson Daly on Friday, December 1, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 12' Episode 1317B -- Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly, Elizabeth Banks from 'Pitch Perfect 3' -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 12' Episode 1317A -- Pictured: Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly on Thursday, October 26, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: (L-R) Carson Daly and Kelly Clarkson on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' -- Pictured: (l-r) Dave Crosby, Carson Daly, Dylan Gerard -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' -- Pictured: (l-r) Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Carson Daly, Adam Levine, Blake Shleton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE -- Season: 13 -- Pictured: Carson Daly -- (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Last Call, which debuted in January 2002, featured long-form interviews with celebrities and intimate performances with up-and-coming musical artists. After landing a full-time gig at Today in 2013, Daly’s hosting duties at Last Call were reduced — he typically only appeared in the opening and closing segments from that point forward — though he continued to serve as an executive producer on the show.

An airdate for the final Last Call will be announced at a later date, as will a replacement series for NBC’s 1:30 am time slot.

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