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Who would replace Letterman?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dtivouser, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Apr 6, 2013 #1 of 106
    dtivouser

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    Watching the late night changes at NBC and catching up on The Late Show, I'm wondering who CBS might be grooming to replace David Letterman should he decide to retire?

    Would Craig Ferguson be the automatic replacement?
     
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    midas

    midas I heard that

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    I hope not. I have a really hard time with his accent unless the TV is turned up rather loud. My wife and I already argue about how loud the TV should be in the bedroom.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2013 #3 of 106
    LoadStar

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    As I mentioned in another thread, I doubt Ferguson would even want the 11:30 slot. I know he likes his current gig, but I don't know if he is in it for the long term.

    I somehow think that when Letterman retires, it's going to go to someone completely unexpected (i.e. none of the current late night-ers). I don't get a good idea who that might be though.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2013 #4 of 106
    JYoung

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    I hear Jay Leno's available.


    How about Carson Daly?
     
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    brianric

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    Steve Colbert or John Stewart.
     
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    mdougie

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    aadam101

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    I'm guessing they are looking for a host that people will watch.:D
     
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    jilter

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    I do not say this very often, but Ferguson feels to me like a creepy lecher whenever he is talking to attractive women.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2013 #9 of 106
    jamesl

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    they'll give up the hosted talk show format and go with reruns of Survivor and CSI
     
  10. Apr 6, 2013 #10 of 106
    trainman

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    Comedian Jimmy Pardo.

    Because it seems like having the name "Jimmy" is now a requirement for having an 11:30 talk show on a broadcast network.

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    trainman is Jimmy Ellwanger
     
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    malayphred

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    Chelsea Handler.

    You heard it here first.
     
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    jjd_87

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    Jerry Seinfeld, but Louie CK would be a long shot.

    Didn't you see that episode? ;)
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    And Louis is outside the Ed Sullivan Theater cursing at Letterman. :)

    I thought Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter made a good case for Colbert:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/tim-goodman-colbert-should-replace-430383

    In the Leno/Fallon thread, someone said that Ferguson has it guaranteed in his contract that he will succeed Dave. Anyone know if that's true?
     
  14. Apr 7, 2013 #14 of 106
    Turtleboy

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    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/letterman-ferguson-extend-runs-on-cbs/

    Prince of Wales clause.

    But there is no such thing as "guaranteed" because they can always just pay him off.
     
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    702

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    Bring back the best host of The Daily Show. Craig Kilborne.
     
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    LoadStar

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    You have got to be kidding. The smarmy git's ego has no bounds. (Not to mention, his version of the Late Late Show was virtually un-watchable.)
     
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    JYoung

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    (Bump)
    Looks like Letterman isn't going anywhere for a while.
    He reupped through 2015.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2013 #20 of 106
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    and Leno retired from the Tonight Show over 4 years ago.
     

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