Craig Ferguson: I'm Leaving Late Late Show
No surprise he's following Letterman out of the door at CBS
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2014 12:51 AM CDT
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(Newser) – After 10 years at the helm of CBS' Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson has decided it's time to move on. The network "and I are not getting divorced, we are 'consciously uncoupling,' but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much," he quipped in a statement. The Scottish-born host, who became a US citizen in 2008, has been with the show since January 2005 and plans to step down in December, reports the New York Times.

Ferguson's Late Late Show retirement comes as no surprise after CBS' decision to hire Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman, the AP notes. Ferguson had once been considered a contender to replace Letterman, but his ratings dived after Seth Meyers arrived as competition in the same time slot in February. Neil Patrick Harris is believed to be interested in the Late Late Show gig, while Ferguson will become the host of game show Celebrity Name Game, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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crackalacka
Apr 30, 2014 10:01 AM CDT
Don't really find him funny (at all) but I'm a casual fan. His show has a unique vibe, like a friend of yours got a slot to vent and be weird.
Leo August
Apr 29, 2014 6:56 PM CDT
Craig is hilarious. I only stopped watching him because I'd get insomnia from staying up so late. He should get a day time talk show. He's very funny - contrary to what others may think.
azi29
Apr 29, 2014 5:28 PM CDT
I find this guy hilarious. And I am pretty sure he did not want to be in Dave's spot. I don't think its his nature. He constantly says that he is mocking the talk show genre.