Comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno is bringing his automotive-themed web series Jay Leno's Garage to CNBC early next year, the cable television network announced Wednesday.
"This show will be about anything that rolls, explodes and makes noise," Leno said in a statement. "We hope to highlight the passion and the stories behind the men and women who made the automobile the greatest invention of the 20th century."
"Jay will add tremendous star power and exceptional content to CNBC's primetime at the perfect time," added CNBC President Mark Hoffman. "CNBC at night has real momentum and Jay's personality, tremendous fan base and his passion for the subject will contribute mightily to our burgeoning primetime. We're really excited Jay will continue his storied career with the NBC family and with us at CNBC."
Leno hosted the one-hour special Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week for CNBC last August, marking Leno's first return to hosting since leaving NBC's The Tonight Show in February 2014.
The web version of Jay Leno's Garage has more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 105 million lifetime views.