NBC sorta put the kibosh on speculation Alec Baldwin was taking over Carson Daly’s 1:35 a.m. timeslot, announcing Wednesday it had renewed “Last Call with Carson Daly” for a 13th season.
On the other hand, NBC also called Daly television’s unofficial music tastemaker, and insisted the 1:35 a.m. weeknight show continues to “push the boundaries of late-night television.”
There’d been speculation Baldwin, the former “30 Rock” star who interviews celebs on his weekly podcast “Here’s the Thing,” would get a late-night slot on NBC’s slate — presumably Daly’s, The New York Times reported this week.
Daly’s show, in which he interviews the likes of Kimbra and fun., is the youngest-skewing weeknight late-night series on an old-guard Big Three broadcast network, NBC noted Wednesday.
Daly, of course, also hosts NBC’s singing competition series “The Voice” in primetime, which is back for its fourth season.