Jay Leno fans should be happy to find out that the famous television show host is going to be back on the air. CNBC revealed that the former host of Tonight Show will now be the host of a new prime time series for the network.
Apparently, the new show will be titled Jay Leno’s Garage and will be based on his Web series. This upcoming show will premiere in 2015. “This show will be about anything that rolls, explodes and makes noise,” Jay Leno claimed. So, in the upcoming television series, Leno will share with fans his passion for all things automotive, from classics to supercars.
“We hope to highlight the passion and the stories behind the men and women who made the automobile the greatest invention of the 20th century,” his statement added. Not only Jay Leno seems to be really excited with his new role. Actually, the president of CNBC, Mark Hoffman said in a statement that the star will bring great addition to the content aired on the network.
“Jay will add tremendous star power and exceptional content to CNBC’s primetime at the perfect time,” Mark Hoffman said. “CNBC at night has real momentum and Jay’s personality, tremendous fan base and his passion for the subject will contribute mightily to our burgeoning primetime. We’re really excited Jay will continue his storied career with the NBC family and with us at CNBC,” his statement added.
This is the first time when Jay Leno returns to the small screen, since ending his role as the host of The Tonight Show. The popular entertainer has been the host of The Tonight Show for years. He hosted this impressive show from 1992 to 2009 and between 2010 and 2014. Starting with this year, the role as host has been taken by Jimmy Fallon.
The fact that CNBC has become interested in a collaboration with the popular star is not really shocking, having under consideration that Jay Leno’s online series has more than 1 million subscribers. The exact release date of the show remains unknown for now. However, it has also been revealed that Jay Leno will be executive producer on the series, so he is surely expected to make a great performance.