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Old 04-28-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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Craig Ferguson leaving Late Late Show

http://www.mtv.com/news/1817218/crai...te-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.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:24 PM   #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.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:52 PM   #6
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:18 PM   #7
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It'd almost be weird if he didn't, at this point.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:45 AM   #8
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Is there where Chelsea Handler gets an opportunity?
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Is there where Chelsea Handler gets an opportunity?
I hope not.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:29 AM   #10
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Not a Chelsea Handler fan JJD?
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:38 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:56 AM   #12
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I DVR his show all the time and then watch episodes depending on who is on when I can.
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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.
My feelings as well.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:00 AM   #13
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And I love the banter between him and Geoff the robot skeleton.
I love the banter between him, Geoff, and Geoff's arch-nemisis Kristen Bell.

"tick tick tick..."
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:08 AM   #14
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I love the banter between him, Geoff, and Geoff's arch-nemisis Kristen Bell.

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

And Geoff could just show Kristin a sloth and she'd fall to pieces!
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:17 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:46 PM   #16
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He's the only late night host that I like. Oh well.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:28 PM   #17
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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
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:50 PM   #18
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Chelsea will not do Network TV
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:45 PM   #20
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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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Old 04-30-2014, 07:24 AM   #21
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:09 AM   #22
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I've only seen it a few times but can someone explain the robot? Is it part of show itself or part of the hosts act? Is it supposed to be someones ghost or have para-normal powers or what? Does it go with the host?
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I've only seen it a few times but can someone explain the robot? Is it part of show itself or part of the hosts act? Is it supposed to be someones ghost or have para-normal powers or what? Does it go with the host?
It's just Craig's sidekick/announcer. Grant Imahara of "Mythbusters' made it.

Oh, and Geoff is gay, NTTAWWT.

Not at first, but now a stand-up comic runs it and speaks for it live off-stage. In the beginning Geoff just spoke recorded lines.
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I've only seen it a few times but can someone explain the robot? Is it part of show itself or part of the hosts act? Is it supposed to be someones ghost or have para-normal powers or what? Does it go with the host?
Geoff Peterson is just Craig's sidekick/announcer. Grant Imahara of "Mythbusters" made it.

Oh, and Geoff is gay, NTTAWWT.

Not at first, but now a stand-up comic runs it and speaks for it live off-stage. In the beginning Geoff just spoke recorded lines.
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I've only seen it a few times but can someone explain the robot? Is it part of show itself or part of the hosts act? Is it supposed to be someones ghost or have para-normal powers or what? Does it go with the host?
This will give you all the details:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Peterson

BTW, this is one of the funniest exchanges I have seen between them. He actually made Craig cry:

Geoff Makes Craig Cry


I read an interview with Josh Robert Thompson (Geoff's voice). He said other than the bit where he takes them to commercial, the rest between he and Craig is totally unscripted.
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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.
i thought it might be more related to craig's show being produced by letterman. now that dave is leaving, maybe cbs, dave and craig couldn't reach a deal to switch production companies.

another possibility, maybe cbs or colbert had other ideas the best way to follow colbert's new show.
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i thought it might be more related to craig's show being produced by letterman. now that dave is leaving, maybe cbs, dave and craig couldn't reach a deal to switch production companies.

another possibility, maybe cbs or colbert had other ideas the best way to follow colbert's new show.
When he announced it on his show, he said he originally planned to do this 2 years ago, but they offered him a new studio and some other perks to stay longer.

I think it's smart retiring while he's still got plenty years left to pursue other projects he's interested in without having to stretch himself too thin in the process. Also, he's leaving while he's still at the top of his game rather than leaving when he's gotten stale. If he waited too long his other interests might not get the backing he can command now.
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IIRC Ferguson had an "out" clause in his contract that netted him between $8-12 million dollars if he was passed over as a Letterman replacement.
Sounds like decent retirement money to me.
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When he announced it on his show, he said he originally planned to do this 2 years ago, but they offered him a new studio and some other perks to stay longer.
then it makes perfect sense, thanks for the info.
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i thought it might be more related to craig's show being produced by letterman. now that dave is leaving, maybe cbs, dave and craig couldn't reach a deal to switch production companies.

another possibility, maybe cbs or colbert had other ideas the best way to follow colbert's new show.
I would think that if Worldwide Pants owns the show, they should continue to own those rights even after Dave retires, unless it was part of Dave's contract that WP had to relinquish ownership of the 12:35 show once he retired.
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