Jay Leno Closing In On Deal For CNBC Show

Al Weaver Reporter
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The Brett Favre of television is back, once again.

Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is coming back. This time, the longtime TV personality is heading over to CNBC to host his new show, keeping him in the fold at the peacock.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the story, Leno’s show will be centered squarely around his love of cars and air in primetime, not late night.

The addition for Leno is a big move for the largely financial network, which has been revamping it’s primetime lineup with immensely popular marathons of “Shark Tank, along with shows such as “The Profit” and “Restaurant Startup.”

The longtime NBC star hosted the “Tonight Show for 22 years. He initially gave way to Conan O’Brien in 2009, but was controversially brought back to host the show for another five-year stint.

He finally passed the show off for good earlier this year to former “Saturday Night Live” star and “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon.

According to the Hollywood Reporter story, a start date or a frequency for the show has not been determined, but it will be a regular series.

Leno is a well-known car aficionado, and owns 130 cars and 93 motorcycles.