CBS is in search of another Craig. After hosting the Late, Late Show since 2005, Craig Ferguson is leaving the post he announced during his Monday night taping.
Speculation has been swirling ever since David Letterman announced his retirement from The Late Show if Craig Ferguson would also leave his post. Ferguson will leave in December when his contract with CBS is up.
It was said that it was unlikely that Letteman’s Worldwide Pants would produce any more late night shows with David’s retirement and Worldwide Pants is currently a co-producer of The Late, Late Show. Ferguson’s show has had about half the audience of that of the newly launched Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC.
Ferguson won’t be off your TV screens though. Ferguson has signed on to be the host of a syndicated game show called Celebrity Name Game which was developed by Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s Coquette Productions.
The replacement has not yet been named for Ferguson’s CBS timeslot. An interesting contender could be How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris. John Oliver who launched his own HBO show Last Week Tonight on Sunday has been linked to the job. What we do know is that Chelsea Handler will not get the gig.