Although Jay Leno has retired from the late-night talk show circuit, he’s certainly anything but retired. After performing 200 stand up shows a year, Jay Leno will be back on television screens in 2015 with an hour-long window for the “tentatively titled ‘Jay Leno’s Garage.’”
An Oct. 15 press release from CNBC describes how Leno’s popular NBC.com series, which has more than 1 million YouTube subscribers, will be airing on their network, covering everything, “From classics to supercars, restoration projects to road tests.”
“This show will be about anything that rolls, explodes and makes noise,” said Leno in the release. “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.”
In an interview with NBC Today correspondent Joe Fryer, Leno showed off his legendary garage, which, as he explained, has “130 cars and 92 motorcycles. It gets a little silly.” And like his garage, the show will be sure to resonate with fans of his stand up and talk show, too. “We’ll have some humor in it, we’ll have occasional celebrities with their cars,” he explained.
CNBC President Mark Hoffman is looking forward to adding the automotive show to their lineup. As he said in the press release, “Jay will add tremendous star power and exceptional content to CNBC’s primetime at the perfect time.”
“Jay Leno’s Garage” will be produced by Big Dog Productions, with Jay Leno as the executive producer, according to the release. Be sure to stay with us for more information as it emerges.
(Source: CNBC, NBC Today)