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CBS Exec Says New Craig Ferguson Replacement Might Not Be a Talk Show

It's been three months since Craig Ferguson announced he's leaving CBS's The Late Late Show in December, and the network has yet to say who his replacement will be. CBS entertainment chief  Nina Tassler, in a Q&A with TV critics today said that the network's new 12:35am program might not even be a talk show. Here's what she had to say:

"There’s certainly a knee-jerk reaction to go for a more traditional, behind-the-desk interview format, but who knows? This is an opportunity us look at all kinds of hosts — not only from the comic world, but maybe the political world. Right now, we’re doing our homework [...]

Why Joel McHale Is the Frontrunner for CBS's 'Late Late Show'

After a decade behind the desk, Craig Ferguson is set to depart CBS's 12:35 am program, The Late Late Show, in December. After a picture appeared on Twitter of Joel McHale having drinks with CBS boss Les Moonves, blogs like Complex and Uproxx have begun to speculate that McHale is the first choice for the job, and they're probably right.

Here are some reasons Joel McHale is near the top of CBS's list:

  • He's one of the most experienced TV hosts going, having anchored E!'s The Soup since 2004.
  • His schedule is now free with Community having been canceled by NBC last week, and that [...]

Who Will Replace David Letterman on 'Late Show'?

David Letterman announced his retirement from late night at the taping of tonight's episode of Late Show. Letterman has been one of the most prolific late night hosts of all-time, hosting NBC's Late Night from 1982 to 1993 and CBS's Late Show from 1993 until next year, but who will take over once he retires? As with Late Night, Letterman was the first host of Late Show, and we've assembled a list of 9 people likely to be on the shortlist to become the second host of Late Show.

It should be noted that while this is a great opportunity to diversify late night, we’re not expecting much from CBS. [...]

Looking at the Best Late Night Appearances By Other Late Night Hosts

Before he took over The Tonight Show, Jay Leno was famously one of the best guests on Late Night with David Letterman. Leno intuitively knew what Letterman needed from a guest – he was funny and prolific, making it easy on his host. For that reason, late night hosts make excellent guests, and with so many new shows popping up, there are even more opportunities for late night hosts to mix. Here's a look at some of the best late night appearances by other late night hosts, from David Letterman on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to a baby Jimmy Fallon dropping by Conan's Late Night

Watch Jon Hamm and Craig Ferguson Have a Lovely Conversation

Jon Hamm went on Craig Ferguson last night, and as you suspect, the two had a goofy, fun chat with each other. It's mostly about sports but ends in a big hug.

Why CBS Should Audition Its Potential 'Late Late Show' Hosts On Air Again

In the summer of 2004, host Craig Kilborn abruptly departed CBS's nightly 12:35am program The Late Late Show, and the network made a rather unusual choice when it came to selecting the show's next host: for the first and only time in late night history, CBS auditioned all of its potential hosts on air, letting its audience in on the host selection process that has always taken place behind closed doors.

Inspired by the success of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee finding Kathie Lee Gifford replacement Kelly Ripa via on-air auditions, CBS tried out 22 different Late Late Show hosts on air over the course of three months in the [...]

Here's What David Letterman Said About Craig Ferguson's Retirement from Late Night

"[Craig Ferguson's] show was unlike any other late night show, and I’m telling you, to be unique in the world of television – virtually impossible. So, congratulations to Craig on a great run, and we all wish you well!"

- David Letterman last night, paying tribute to his fellow retiring CBS late night host, Craig Ferguson.

Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey Hosted Each Other's Shows This Morning

As announced a couple weeks back, Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey took over hosting duties on each other's shows today for April Fool's Day. Carey hosted the latest episode of Ferguson's The Late Late Show (watch his monologue above), while Ferguson is hosting this morning's episode of Carey's show, The Price Is Right, with Geoff the skeleton joining him as co-host. Check out Carey's full episode of The Late Late Show here.

Craig Ferguson Is Gonna Be a Game Show Host

Late night host Craig Ferguson is taking on hosting duties for a second show. He's been hired as the host of Celebrity Name Game, a new syndicated game show that'll debut in fall of 2014, THR reports. It's a half-hour show based on the board game Identity Crisis, and it's a fast-paced show that will involve celebrities teaming up with contestants to help guess famous names, including entertainers, athletes, politicians, and cartoon characters. Celebrity Name Game will be produced by Courtney Cox and David Arquette, via their company Coquette Productions. Ferguson, who will become the second Drew Carey Show vet to host a game show following Carey taking [...]

Watch Zach Galifianakis and Craig Ferguson Meet for the First Time

Zach Galifianakis and Craig Ferguson met each other for the first time last night when Galifianakis was a guest on The Late Late Show, and the result was a pretty nutty interview, which you can watch in its entirety above.

CBS Says They're Not in Talks with Joel McHale to Take Over 'The Late Late Show'

With NBC having canceled Community last week and freeing up star Joel McHale in the process, many have speculated that he'd be groomed to take over CBS's soon-to-be-vacated 12:35 am program The Late Late Show, but CBS boss Les Moonves is now insisting that the network is not in talks with McHale.

Speculation began this week after especially after Moonves's wife Julie Chen tweeted out a picture of her, her husband, and McHale, but Moonves said, during an interview with Bloomberg Television, it was just a chance meeting at a party and "there was no discussion about 12:30." He explained, "We were at a party the other night. We [...]

Craig Ferguson Announces He's Leaving 'Late Late Show' in December

Craig Ferguson announced on his show last night that he's leaving the hosting gig at the end of the year. Ferguson has hosted Late Late Show since 2005, infusing it with some of late night's most delightfully weird concepts such as challenging guests to try for a Golden Mouth Organ award, Secretariat the dancing pantomime horse, and his robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson. Variety reports that Ferguson wanted to announce his departure as early as last summer but held off until now, and taking over for Letterman was never something he wanted to do:

"I had no desire — none — to do that job. I [...]

Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson Will Host Each Other's Shows on April Fool's Day

Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson are set to try out each other's jobs for a day. USA Today reports that the duo, who spent nearly a decade starring on ABC's The Drew Carey Show together, will be guest-hosting each other's shows on April 1st, with Ferguson anchoring daytime game show The Price Is Right and Carey taking over Ferguson's The Late Late Show. Both shows are broadcast on CBS.

Carey will be bringing his announcer, George Gray, and the Price is Right models to Late Late Show. Last year for April Fool's, Carey and Gray switched places with the models on the show. Ferguson already taped his Price [...]

Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson Interrupted Cameron Esposito's First Late Night Set

Here's a clip of standup Cameron Esposito making her late night debut last night on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show, where Jay Leno was the guest. A few minutes into her set Esposito made a joke about Leno, which inspired Leno and Ferguson to call her over to the desk. This is probably the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history.