Most-Watched First Season in Network History
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — December 3, 2015—After a record-breaking first season, CNBC today announced the network has renewed "Jay Leno's Garage." Season Two will return with 12 original hour-long episodes in Spring 2016. The show wrapped up the most-watched freshman season in network history last night.
Hosted by legendary comedian and "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, "Jay Leno'sGarage" covers all things automotive including classic cars, super cars, roadtests, investments and the inner workings of the car collectors' market. The show has helped put CNBC on pace to deliver its 8th consecutive quarter of year-over-year ratings growth in prime time.
"We are really excited to be picked up for another season," said Jay Leno. "We have a lot of great things planned. It will be a wild ride."
"Every week viewers get the opportunity to ride along with the ultimate car enthusiast," said Jim Ackerman, EVP Primetime Alternative, CNBC. "Jay Leno's passion for cars and unique storytelling resonates with viewers and we are excited to hit the road again this Spring."
"Our passion of making the best reality TV matches Jay's passion to share his love for all things automotive," said Philip D. Segal, CEO & EP Original Productions.
Jay Leno explores our obsession with all things automotive. From classic cars to supercars and everything in-between, Jay's hitting the road to discover the most exciting, weird and wonderful vehicles ever made and meet the passionate people behind their wheels. Each one- hour themed episode features a mix of stunts, challenges, reviews, and celebrity interviews that showcases the colorful history of the automobile. Whether he's exploring the history of an iconic brand, road-testing the newest super car, or investigating the latest automotive innovations, there's no wheel Jay won't get behind to tell the story of our love affair with the car.
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