The former host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” is in advanced talks with the business cable network CNBC to anchor a prime time show about automobiles, according to a person close to Mr. Leno. A CNBC spokesperson declined to comment. Both NBC and CNBC are units of Comcast Corp.
Mr. Leno stepped down as anchor of “The Tonight Show” in February and was succeeded by Jimmy Fallon. Since then, he has continued to work as a stand-up comic. He is known for his love of automobiles and has a large collection of rare and classic cars.