Television: Daly Is Going Nightly

The MTV host makes a bid for an older audience and a long career with a late-late-late show on NBC

If Carson Daly saw himself at a bar, he'd beat himself up. "Whenever I'm in a bar like this, someone will get real drunk and yell, 'Backstreet Boys.' If I were a regular 28-year-old guy, I'd think the same thing, that I'm a watered-down teen idol. I get it," he says, drinking his second Stoli with lime at an Irish pub in midtown Manhattan. "Whenever that happens, I buy the guy who said it a shot of Jack Daniel's, and in 10 minutes I'm his new best friend." Even Jimmy Kimmel, co-host of The Man Show and Daly's real-life friend, thinks...

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