Carson Daly show resumes production to support staffers

Late-night talk show lovers can breathe a sigh of relief because…Carson Daly will be back on TV! All right, he’s no Conan O’Brien, but...

Late-night talk show lovers can breathe a sigh of relief because…Carson Daly will be back on TV! All right, he’s no Conan O’Brien, but the MTV DJ-turned-talk show host is making headlines with his show, Last Call with Carson Daly, being the first to resume production. The talk show halted production with the onset of the WGA strike about three weeks ago, and plans to pick up taping again for new episodes that will begin airing next week. Daly’s 30 minute show airs daily at 1:35am EST, and it’s been reported that the first new episode be shown next Monday, although no guest listings have been revealed.

General Electric Co. owned NBC network had notified non-writing staff at Daly’s show that they would possibly be laid off by the end of the week unless the show returned on air. "He wanted to go back to support his staffers," an NBC spokeswoman told Reuters.

Staff members of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien received the same ominous news.

NBC has mentioned that there are no plans for other shows to return to production, and it’s likely that we’ll be watching reruns of the same shows over and over for a while. Let’s hope O'Brien and the others will come back on board soon… or we’ll have to resort to watching night-time infomercials, which would really... suck.

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