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Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show Replacement Is ...

James Corden, a Tony Award-winning actor

(Newser) - British actor James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show on CBS next year, part of a complete overhaul of the network's late-night talk show lineup put in motion by the impending retirement of David Letterman. The network says it picked Corden, who won...

Craig Ferguson: I'm Leaving Late Late Show

No surprise he's following Letterman out of the door at CBS

(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...

'I F-ing Love Science' Headed for TV

Craig Ferguson will exec produce Science Channel series

(Newser) - From Facebook page to TV series: Yes, I F-ing Love Science is coming to the (other) small screen. The science page has almost 11 million fans on Facebook, and the upcoming Science Channel series was announced at SXSW, Deadline reports. Elise Andrew, a biology student when she created the page...

Craig Ferguson Latest to Get Death Threats

White, anthrax-like powder mailed to show from Europe

(Newser) - Just days after David Letterman received death threats from an angry (and apparently confused) jihadist , follow-up program The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson received a threatening letter from Europe containing a mysterious white powder, reports the AP . Two staffers who came in contact with the substance were held for...

Leno Trounces Letterman in Return
 Leno Trounces 
 in Return 
ratings race

Leno Trounces Letterman in Return

Jimmy Fallon tops Craig Ferguson in ratings race

(Newser) - Jay Leno owned the 11:35 time slot last night, smashing both David Letterman and ABC’s combination of Nightline and Jimmy Kimmel as curious viewers tuned in to see Leno take back the Tonight Show gig. Leno scored a 5.7 rating, compared to 3.0 for Letterman, 3....

Craig Ferguson, Late Night's New King
 Craig Ferguson, 
 Late Night's New King 

Craig Ferguson, Late Night's New King

David Letterman still wins, but he's in a class of his own

(Newser) - Despite all the publicity heaped upon them in recent weeks, there are more late night hosts than just Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien. After years of following the major late night shows, Michael Giltz decided the time has come to declare a new king. His final verdict? Craig Ferguson,...

Letterman Gets Mostly Raves for Handling Scandal

Plus: Late Show host did not violate company guidelines with affairs

(Newser) - Nope, the David Letterman extortion story didn’t lose momentum over the weekend. From fans to fellow talk show hosts, everyone’s still talking:
  • “If we are now holding late-night talk-show hosts to the same moral accountability as we hold politicians or clergymen, I'm out,” said Letterman follow-up—

Craig Ferguson on Being Sober, Killer Ducks

Comedian talks alcoholism and Scottish gang youth

(Newser) - Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson endured an Oliver Twist-like childhood, loves his newly earned US citizenship, and once was chased by killer ducks while he was on acid. In an interview in Time, the Scottish-born comedian dishes on:
  • Alcoholism: "The idea of having one or two drinks bores

Ferguson: Why Our World Is So Stupid

(Newser) - Craig Ferguson thinks he’s figured out “why everything sucks.” He traces the decline of human society back to the ‘50s and ‘60s, when advertisers decided to target young people, so that they’d keep buying the same things when they got older. “They didn’...

Teyona Wins Top Model; Porizkova Fired

Porizkova announces departure on Late Late Show

(Newser) - Though America’s Next Top Model crowned its latest winner last night, it also made headlines the previous evening when judge Paulina Porizkova announced she’d been fired, the Chicago Tribune reports. Teyona Anderson, 20, won the show, overcoming comments that she wasn’t telegenic, the New York Post reports....

Fallon Wins Ratings War
 Fallon Wins Ratings War 

Fallon Wins Ratings War

Late Night averages 2.4 million viewers

(Newser) - Take that, critics. Jimmy Fallon came out on top in his first week on the air, Access Hollywood reports. NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon averaged 2.4 million viewers during the first week of March; CBS rival Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson averaged 1.9 million. On opening...

Diss Letterman at Your Peril
 Diss Letterman at Your Peril 

Diss Letterman at Your Peril

Late-night hosts can shape opinion for networks and their viewers

(Newser) - John McCain is playing with fire if he thinks he can stand up David Letterman and get away with it. "The middle-of-the-road personalities who've dominated network television since its inception do retain one singular power," Gawker Media head honcho Nick Denton, writing for his flagship blog, warns the...

Bush Strikes Chord at Scribes Dinner

Prez pokes fun at his final White House correspondents gala

(Newser) - President Bush did a star turn at his final White House correspondents dinner—showing video snippets of previous appearances and grabbing a baton to conduct the Marine Corps Band in Stars & Stripes Forever. Correspondents were way down the pecking order behind celebrities like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Martha Stewart,...

Ferguson Overtakes Conan

For the first time, CBS late-night show carries higher overall ratings than NBC's

(Newser) - It appears the tides are changing for Conan O’Brien—well, sort of. Last week, and for the first time, the NBC late-night host was beaten in overall ratings by CBS rival Craig Ferguson, the New York Times reports.

Where Are the A-Listers in Writers Strike?

Staying out of it—despite SAG's solidarity message

(Newser) - Although the writers strike has drawn many B-list and small-screen actors to the picket lines, A-listers have nearly all avoided publicly taking sides, notes the Los Angeles Times. The big stars may be in the awkward position of working on movies, despite their union's pledge of solidarity with the Writers...

Letterman to Return, With Writers
Letterman to Return, With Writers

Letterman to Return, With Writers

Dave's production company secures independent deal with guild

(Newser) - Like colleagues Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, David Letterman’s late-night talk show will return to the air Wednesday, but with an important difference: He will be supported by his usual writing staff, the New York Times reports. Letterman’s production company, not network CBS, owns his show, and...

Late-Night Hosts May Defy Strike
Late-Night Hosts May Defy Strike

Late-Night Hosts May Defy Strike

Leno, Letterman, and others contemplate January return

(Newser) - Late-night talk-show hosts are considering getting back on the air even as the writers' strike continues, Variety reports. Although Jay Leno, David Letterman, and others initially supported the strike, network sources say a breakdown in negotiations between writers and producers and late-night shows’ plunging ratings have the hosts planning a...

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