REPORT: Jay Leno Might Get A CNBC Show About Cars

Comedian Jay Leno, the former host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show”, is working on a deal for a CNBC show, The Hollywood Reporter reports citing unnamed sources familiar.

Leno, a fixture for the late-night NBC talk show, retired earlier this year after 22 years on-air.

According to THR, Leno’s new show would focus on his passion for cars.

The 64-year-old comedian has an incredible collection of 150 cars and motorcycles . He also has a web series on called “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

If the CNBC deal goes through, the show would be part of the network’s primetime lineup.

The financial network has seen its day-time ratings struggle in the last few years. Primetime, however, seems to be the bright spot for CNBC lately. CNBC’s primetime ratings saw a serious boost after it began airing re-runs of “Shark Tank.”

A CNBC spokesperson declined to comment.

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