NBC Universal has canceled Jay Leno’s reality television series after seven seasons, The Hollywood Reporter report.
Speaking to an unnamed source from inside CNBC, Hollywood Reporter said the cancellation of Jay Leno’s Garage comes amid a “larger schedule shift” within the channel that will see primetime slots filled with reruns of more popular reality shows such as Shark tank and Boss in disguiseplus a sprinkle of original business documentaries.
Hollywood Reporter did not say whether the cancellation of Leno’s television show would affect the YouTube channel of the same name, which follows a simpler format that usually includes a car showcased by Jay. There is no indication that the channel’s weekly publishing format will change.
The television show is a bit more complex than Leno’s YouTube series. In addition to showcasing the comedian’s large collection of cars, the show hosted famous guests such as president Joe Biden and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The program also features stunts like drag racing to keep the audience entertained.
News of the show’s cancellation comes just a week after Leno, 72, suffered multiple broken bones in a motorcycle accident. In November, Leno suffered severe burns to his face and arms while working on a steam car, and had to be hospitalized, but made a full recovery.