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Orange is the New Carson Daly

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!

Shama Hussain, who recently moved over from New York magazine to NBC News as social media communications manager, is all over the Orange news this morning. She loves Daly’s revised Twitter bio (he added “TODAY rookie”) and is ready for the BuzzFeed Carson Daly GIFs compilation.

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