NBC renews


NBC has renewed “Last Call with Carson Daly” (Monday-Friday, 1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m. ET) for a 10th season and also has named Emmy Award nominee Alex Coletti (MTV’s “Unplugged”) as the new executive producer of the network’s annual “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” (10-11 p.m. ET, and continuing at 11:30 p.m. ET.) 

The announcements were made by NBC’s Rick Ludwin, EVP/Late Night & Primetime Series, and Nick Bernstein, VP/Late Night & Primetime Series.

“I really feel that ‘Last Call’ has hit its stride. It took 10 years — but it feels brand new and great,” said Daly.  “I am glad Stewart is coming back because he is incredibly smart and he owes me 35 dollars. Likewise, Alex is great, he produced MTV’s ‘Unplugged.’  He assures me we will have electricity for the New Years Eve show.  I’m glad he’s on board.”

“’Last Call’ has been a trend-setter in late night since it began but particularly in its most recent two seasons.  Carson and executive producer Stewart Bailey continue to give viewers a series that’s distinctive, cool and entertaining,” said Ludwin.  “Also, Alex Coletti’s impressive experience in event television will extend the success of Carson’s New Year’s Eve special.”

“Last Call” will continue with the mantra  — “no desk, no ties, no rules” — and will shoot at various locations around Los Angeles and other cities, which allows the audience to experience each guest in a unique and intimate setting.