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Craig Ferguson leaving Late Late Show

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bob Coxner, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

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    http://www.mtv.com/news/1817218/craig-ferguson-to-step-down-as-host-of-late-late-night/

    "Craig Ferguson, longtime host of “The Late Late Show,” has announced that he will step down as the show’s compere in December 2014, when his contract with the network expires.

    According to a CBS press release, Ferguson broke the news to his studio audience during the taping of Monday’s (April 28) show, which features Candice Accola and LL Cool J."

    Bummer. It's the only late night show I watch currently.
     
  2. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

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    There's a big surprise!
     
  3. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    I hear Jay Leno's available.

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    I do wonder if this is because CBS went in the Colbert direction or Ferguson really doesn't want to do a late night talk show anymore.
     
  4. mattack

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    I thought Ferguson has said in the past that (1) this is the best job he's ever had, and (2) that he would never want an 11:30 timeslot anyway..

    weird. I don't watch full eps of his show.. but did think he loved the job.
     
  5. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Active Member

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    Julie Chen. You heard it here first.
     
  6. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    :(
     
  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    It'd almost be weird if he didn't, at this point.
     
  8. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    Is there where Chelsea Handler gets an opportunity?
     
  9. jjd_87

    jjd_87 Member

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    I hope not.
     
  10. JoeA90

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    Not a Chelsea Handler fan JJD?
     
  11. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Connersville...
    I DVR his show all the time and then watch episodes depending on who is on when I can. One episode from last week or so, had fake callers calling in. One was "Jay Leno" saying he'd be back. Another was Chelsea, asking him the dimensions of the curtains, because she was planning to remodel his studio. This was all before he made his announcement.

    I will miss his show. It is the only late night talk show I watch with any regularity. And I love the banter between him and Geoff the robot skeleton.
     
  12. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    My feelings as well.
     
  13. alpacaboy

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    I love the banter between him, Geoff, and Geoff's arch-nemisis Kristen Bell.

    "tick tick tick..."
     
  14. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Connersville...
    Didn't they make up on her last appearance?

    And Geoff could just show Kristin a sloth and she'd fall to pieces!
     
  15. nirisahn

    nirisahn Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    He's got a game show in the works and some other things in development, so this shouldn't be a total surprise. With all his side projects and voice acting, I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner.
     
  16. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo

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    He's the only late night host that I like. Oh well.
     
  17. jamesl

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    I love when he reads the fan letters LOL
    yes, he is the only one I can watch
    funniest of the bunch easily

    the back and forth he used to have with the censor and cbs rep were hilarious
    could never figure out how much of that was staged/rehearsed and how much was ad lib
     
  18. Satchel

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    Neil Patrick Harris
     
  19. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    Chelsea will not do Network TV
     
  20. USAFSSO

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    He is the only Late Show I watch now. I do move out of the "demo" this year so I guess my viewing habits don't matter anymore. I don't get the humor of all those kids with their skinny jeans and sideburns.

    A very interesting year for Late Night.
     

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