Michael TullbergGetty Images
NBC Universal has canceled Jay Leno’s reality television series after seven seasons, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Speaking with unnamed sources from within CNBC, The Hollywood Reporter says 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 like Shark Tank and Undercover Boss, plus original business documentaries sprinkled in.
The Hollywood Reporter doesn’t mention whether the cancellation of Leno’s television show will affect the identically named YouTube channel, which follows a simpler format that usually includes one car that Jay showcases. There’s no indication the channel’s weekly publishing format will change.
The television show was a bit more complex than Leno’s YouTube series. In addition to showcasing the comedian’s massive collection of cars, the show hosted famous guests like president Joe Biden and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The program also featured stunts like drag racing to keep audiences entertained.
The news of the show’s cancelation comes just one week after Leno, 72, suffered multiple broken bones due to a motorcycle crash. Back in November, Leno suffered severe burns to his face and arms while working on a steam car, and had to be admitted to a hospital, but made a full recovery.