Carson Daly crossing picket line

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Late-night talk shows were the first programs to be affected by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, immediately going into repeats on the first day of picketing. Several networks discussed going ahead without the writers and letting the hosts wing it on their own, but so far, none have stepped forward to cross the picket line and resume their tapings.

That's all about to change this week. Carson Daly will begin taping new episodes of NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly, according to the Associated Press. It's unclear if the decision came directly from Daly or from pressure from the network. The new shows will air next week.

Unlike other talk-show hosts, such as The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, Daly is not a member of the WGA. Although talk has circulated over the past few weeks about other late-night talk-show hosts returning to work, no one else has stepped up and decided to sit back in the iconic chair.

On the daytime talk-show circuit, Ellen DeGeneres drew some ire from writers when she resumed work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show shortly after the strike began. DeGeneres is a member of the WGA.

Daly signed a two-year extension with his show in early August. Last Call with Carson Daly airs weeknights at 1:35 a.m.

For more on the writers strike, check out TV.com's Strike Source, featuring up-to-date statuses on shows, the latest information, and more.

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Daly is even a billionaire. His profile was found on millionaire dating site WealthyRomance.com last week. "He has a major crush on beautiful young women", according to the officials of that site on last Friday.
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I can not believe why so many blacks on bigblackconnect.com are so interested in Carson Daly. So many ebony girls like Carson Daly?
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All of the focus is on how the writers are somehow being screwed out of money. No one seems to care about all of the laborers and how they're going to be putting roofs over their families heads. Carson Daly was right to stick up for those people by doing what it takes to make sure they still have jobs to go to.
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I cannot believe people are mad at Carson Daly. This has nothing to do with the strike either. The guy is not a member of the WGA. Why should he suffer and not get paid because of the WGA? Newsflash: he won't reap any of the benefits the WGA is getting if he isn't a part of the group.



You're mad at him for seeking out non-WGA writers? Besides the fact that WGA writers are willing to go on strike for no reason, why would he try to use them? Most of the writers are on strike and he's trying to get his show going again.



You people post on http://tv.com, so you're obviously huge fans of the tube, yet you criticize the one guy trying to bring new programming back? That's a crazy case of irony. I'm not a fan of Last Call, but this move needed to be made.



Good for Carson Daly. The strike is absolutely ridiculous. Not because the union heads are multi-millionaires and not because writers are already overpaid anyway for the crap that is on TV these days, but because there are real people out there struggling. What about the single mother of four kids working for minimum wage? Oh yeah but those Pushing Daisies writers don't want to drive a Corvette anymore. They want a Porsche.



Absolutely ridiculous.
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Tru_Slayer: After reading your profile, I see why you are so upset over this. That was a nice of you to buy your brother's plane ticket home for the holidays.
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Dont start if you ain't going to stay for the long hall
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LAURAMARIE63 no one deserves props for "standing up for crossing that line." The fact that he asked non-WGA writers to write for him is just lame. I hope he and Ellen really suffer in the ratings when things go back to normal. How long will all the actors that supported strike refuse to go on their shows? A long time I hope. Carson sucks anyway but I used to like Ellen.
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People still watch this show?
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I think there must be a special circle of hell for those who cross picket lines... and a REALLY SPECIAL place for those who make a general call for scabs. Up until today I didn't have anything against Carson Daly (nothing much for him either) but now I do. I will never ever never watch anything affiliated with him again, and will be tireless in keeping my friends and family from watching, too.
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his show is terrible. the jokes were awful BEFORE the strike, but now his unfunny self is gonna try winging it? i guess it's better than no late night shows but honestly...
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"I'm Carson Daly, and I'm a massive tool. Peace out!." --Jimmy Fallon as Carson Daly.
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He may not be a guild member, but the fact that he's soliciting non-WGA writers to write jokes for him is simply despicable.
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I was impressed by him on TRL. Ever since he left that show that show has blown. I mean Last Call dosent even have any compition.
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I am not impressed with him or his show; however, gotta give him props for standing up for crossing that line.
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Cool, I guess. i don't think his show is that bad.
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Okay, whatever. I actually find this show bareable lately, I used to hate it, now i'd give it a 6. I'll watch it if i'm up I guess.
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I watched once and wasn't impressed.
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he's not even funny
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I'm sure the five people that watch this show will be happy it's returning.
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If he's not a Guild member, then fair enough I guess.

But it will be interesting to see whether he just makes it up as he goes along, or if every word he says just really, really sucks ... (of course, it may have anyway, but I haven't watched it).
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Never watched it, probably never will.
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I don't watch Carson Daly, so no big gain for me, and every second that goes by, I'm more pi$$ed at the strike.
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Who cares about that giant douche?
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Last Call sucks.
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