"Last Call With Carson Daly" To End After 17 Seasons On NBC

It’s the last call for Last Call with Carson Daly. The late-night program will wrap its 17-year run on NBC with star Daly stepping away to concentrate on his duties as host of the Orange Room on Today, host and producer on The Voice and to spend more time with his family, according to the network. He also is working on projects with NBCU’s The Golf Channel.

The date of Daly’s final telecast is TBD but it will be later this season. At its conclusion, Last Call will have recorded 2,000 episodes. NBC plans to continue to air a late-night show at 1:30 AM, with a Last Call replacement expected to be announced shortly.

“If you had told me in 2002 I would be a part of the historic NBC late-night family for 17 years, I would have said you were crazy!,” Daly said in a statement. “Hard to believe it’s been so long – 2,000 episodes. It’s time to move on to something new and let someone else have access to this incredible platform.”

For the last few years, Daly had a presence in three dayparts on NBC’s schedule – morning (Today), primetime (The Voice) and late night (Last Call). Additionally, he hosts NBC’s New Years Eve telecasts. At this stage of his career, Daly said he wanted to scale back and take a more targeted approach.

“My 20’s was about finding a good job. My 30’s was about taking on as many of them as I could,” he said. “Now, in my 40’s, I’m focused on quality over quantity. I want to do more with my Today  family and continue hosting and producing The Voice and explore new opportunities.”

Ice Cube Announces New Tour Dates With Snoop Dogg

On the heels of Ice Cube’s latest album Everythangs Corrupt, the N.W.A legend is hitting the road. He will perform a few select dates with his fellow West Coast rap vet Snoop Dogg as well as Warren G and Tha Dogg Pound.

The tour kicks off this Friday (February 15) at the House of Blues in Las Vegas and continues in Salt Lake City at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. After a couple of weeks off, Cube picks back up on March 6 in New York.

On March 15, Cube will headline the Pot of Gold Music Festival in Phoenix where he’ll be joined by Tha Doggfather, Ozuna and more.

To celebrate the pot smokers holiday, Cube will make a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado for the Jane Wellness Retreat where Snoop, Warren G and Tha Dogg Pound will also be on deck.

Finally, Cube wraps up the run on April 20 (the official stoners day) at 92.3 KDAY’s Krush Groove 10th Anniversary with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mack 10, E-40, Warren G, Too $hort, DJ Quik, Tha Dogg Pound and MC Eiht.

Check out the full schedule below...

2/15 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues Las Vegas
2/16 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
3/6 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/9 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
3/15 Pot of Gold Music Festival Phoenix, AZ
3/16 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
4/18 Merry Jane Wellness Retreat Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
4/20 93.5 KDAY Presents Krush Groove Inglewood, CA The Forum

Chance The Rapper's Debut Album Is Dropping This Summer

Chance The Rapper took the music industry by storm with his mixtapes. Now, he’s finally ready to drop his debut album.

The Grammy-winning artist teased fans via Twitter by hinting at a July release date on Monday night (February 11).

“July,” he wrote. “Owbum.”

Soon after, Chance posted a video on Instagram reflecting on some of the wonderful things happening in his life. After suggesting fans would have to continue waiting for his album, he once again mentioned a July release.

“Life is good, so you gonna get that shit when I’m ready,” he said. “July though.”

Chance’s playful announcement was eventually confirmed by his manager Pat Corcoran, who officially revealed the LP would drop this summer.

Mel Gibson & Tye Sheridan To Star In Blacklist Thriller "Black Flies"

Mel Gibson and Tye Sheridan are in final negotiations to star in Blacklist screenplay Black Flies by Ryan King, based on the novel by Shannon Burke.

The film will be directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, who last helmed well-received A24 title A Prayer Before Dawn. Black Flies is the story of a young paramedic, Ollie Cross (Sheridan), navigating his first year on the job. He’s partnered with Rutkovsky (Gibson), an experienced medic who thrusts Ollie into the harsh realities of New York’s inner-city streets. Amidst high crime rates, homelessness, and widespread drug use, Ollie finds his perspective on life and death beginning to shift.

Mad River Pictures is financing & producing with Christopher Kopp, Lucan Toh and Babak Anvari, and Anthony Katagas. Sheridan will also be a producer on the film with production slated to begin second quarter, 2019. CAA and WME are handling U.S. rights, and IMR International will begin foreign sales in Berlin next week.

Gibson and Sauvaire are represented by CAA. Sauvaire is also repped by Grandview, Sheridan by WME, and Ryan King by UTA and Heroes and Villains Entertainment. Two & Two Pictures is repped by WME and Grandview, and Shannon Burke by Paradigm.

NBC Orders ‘Bring The Funny’ Comedy Competition Series With Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy & Amanda Seales

NBC is teaming with Just For Laughs on Bring The Funny, a new comedy competition series that aims to find the next great comedic act. The network ordered 10 episodes of the series that will feature SNL‘s Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy as judges, with comedian Amanda Seales as host.

The announcement comes as Fox is developing Funny People, a reality-competition series featuring rising comics.

Bring The Funny, billed as a new competition series for the next generation of comedy lovers, will feature the best of the best stand-ups, sketch troupes and comedic variety acts, according to the show’s official description. “From solo comics to sketch troupes to musicians, magicians, podcasters, puppeteers, YouTubers & more – anyone who can make audiences laugh will have the chance to receive the career-changing $250,000 prize package & see their name in lights in the Bring the Funny showcase.”

“Great comedians know how to make us laugh while serving as a reflection of the times, & we are excited to embrace & support the myriad of ways funny people bring us levity & humor today,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative & Reality Group, NBC Ent. “Kenan, Chrissy, Jeff and Amanda are not only hilarious, but are pioneers in their respective arenas and understand what it takes to have longevity and breadth in this industry. They, along with our partners at Just for Laughs, will be an insightful resource for the talent that takes our stage.”

David Friedman and Matilda Zoltowski will executive produce. Just for Laughs President Bruce Hills serves as consulting producer. The series will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio.