E!, NBC Set Repurposing Deal

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Add E! Entertainment Television to the list of cable networks repurposing
broadcast-network programming.

E! announced Tuesday that it would distribute NBC's late-night network show,
Last Call with Carson Daly, hours after its initial airing on the
broadcast network.

Beginning March 4, E! will repeat each day's 1:35 a.m. airing of Last
Call
later the same day at 6 p.m., according to representatives from both
companies.

E! will also telecast additional weekend runs of the show, which airs on NBC
Mondays through Thursdays.

E! president Mindy Herman said the deal -- financial terms of which were not
disclosed -- provides the network with a show that fits 'perfectly' with the E!
brand.

'The combination of Carson's dynamic personality, his inside track to
Hollywood and his ability to attract major stars from the world of entertainment
truly appeals and speaks to our 18-through-49 audience,' she said in a prepared
statement.

A spokeswoman for MTV: Music Television -- for which Daly hosts the network's
successful Total Request Live! Show -- confirmed that it talked with NBC
about repurposing Last Call episodes, 'but ultimately, we decided that we
have Carson every day in what we feel is the best vehicle for him on the
channel.'

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