Jay Leno Coming Back To TV With Car Show

Jay Leno is reportedly nearing a deal with CNBC to host a new prime-time show focused on cars.
Posted at 6:06 PM, Oct 08, 2014

Jay Leno is reportedly coming back to TV — again.

"As you guys know, once I leave this, I'll be doing modern interpretive dance. That's going to be my thing." (Video via NBC / "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno")

The Hollywood Reporter cites sources who say the former "Tonight Show" host is nearing a deal to host — not dance on — a new show on CNBC.

When Leno left "The Tonight Show" earlier this year, it was dubbed a retirement from the show but not from entertaining in general. And this new show won't be Leno like you're used to seeing him.

"She's starting to get some heat in her now." (Video via NBC / "Jay Leno's Garage")

His new show will reportedly be focused on another love of his — cars.  

You did know about his collection, right? Business Insider says, "There are few car collections that can rival Jay Leno's."

And since he's been off the late-night air, he's been hosting "Jay Leno's Garage," a Web series brought to you by — you guessed it — NBC.

The Daily Beast reports Leno was approached by CNN, A&E, History and the Tribune stations, but signs point to the show airing on CNBC.

Over Labor Day weekend, the cable network ran a "Jay's Garage" special. (Video via CNBC)

And Variety reports CNBC has been making efforts recently to boost its prime-time ratings, adding new reality shows like "The Profit" and "Restaurant Startup" as well as reruns of the ABC show "Shark Tank."

Leno's show would also air during prime time, but there's still no official word on when it might start and how many episodes we can expect.

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