Shifrin told Daly she is still mulling over a job offer by The Queen Latifah Show as a west coast based digital content producer (the show films on the Sony Studios Culver City lot). From Taipei… to LA… to Manhattan, all thanks to a creative resignation.
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Carson Daly Joins Today Show (TVNewser)
Carson Daly is joining the Today show as the host of what NBC calls a first-of-its-kind digital studio, dubbed the Orange Room. Daly will continue to host The Voice, and NBC’s New Year’s Eve special, but is giving up Last Call as NBC decides the fate of that late, late show. Daly has also signed a first-look development deal with NBC for scripted and alternative programs under his Daly Productions banner. Reuters Today is revamping its show as it tries to retake the ratings lead it held for decades, adding Daly and a new set to lure back viewers. The hub of the show will be a new set, which features a desk area for hosts that can rotate 360 degrees, state-of-the-art weather screens for Roker, bright orange couches, and Daly’s new digital set, which will allow him to chat with guests after they appear on the main set. Today.com “When I got the call about being permanently on Today and launching the Orange Room, it was like a dream come true,” Daly told us earlier this week. “You know that scene in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, where Charlie peels back the wrapper and finds the golden ticket? I felt like I got the golden ticket.” FishbowlNY Shama Hussain, who recently moved over from New York magazine to NBC News as social media communications manager, was all over the Orange news Thursday morning.
The second busiest man in show business (after Ryan Seacrest) has yet another new gig. On the vanguard of the network TV morning show firmament.
The news is being heralded on Twitter with the hashtag #WelcomeCarson. Starting Monday, September 16, as part of a revamped Studio 1A, recent TODAY show co-host Carson Daly will be a permanent fixture on the program, manning the social media controls from something called the “Orange Room:”
The Orange Room is a space that connects the show and the audience like never before. As the Orange Room host, Carson will allow viewers to weigh in and influence show segments and give them unprecedented access to our TODAY family and friends. The lineup will evolve as we continue to hear what viewers want, so speak up, share your ideas and stay tuned!
Starting this weekend, alongside The Voice, Daly’s weekday morning KAMP-FM radio in Los Angeles and Last Call NBC sit-down duties, he will be hosting a new nationally syndicated radio program. The Daly Download with Carson Daly – This Week’s Top 30 can be heard locally Sunday at 7 a.m. on WNOW 92.3 FM. From the recent CBS Radio/Cumulus announcement:
Two versions of the program will be created by Daly and offered to stations for broadcast on Saturday or Sunday. The four-hour and three-hour shows will complement programming on Contemporary Hit Radio or Hot Adult Contemporary formatted stations, respectively.
In a move that is sure to thrill Carson Daly, ex-Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon is close to signing a long-term development deal with NBC that could eventually place Fallon in Conan O’Brien‘s 12:30AM seat.
Daly, this week celebrating his fifth year as host of Last Call — the underrated show on after Conan at 1:30, has been publicly jockeying for consideration for Conan’s slot once the red-haired funnyman takes over for Jay Leno on the Tonight Show in 2009.
Fallon, coincidentally, was a guest on Conan last night, though nothing about the deal came up on the air.
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