Screen Junkies » craig ferguson http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:27:19 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Get Familiar With James Corden, The Guy Who Will Be Replacing Craig Ferguson On CBS http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/get-familiar-with-james-corden-the-guy-who-will-be-replacing-craig-ferguson-on-cbs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/get-familiar-with-james-corden-the-guy-who-will-be-replacing-craig-ferguson-on-cbs/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:15:04 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=263804 He seems like someone I'd sit on a couch and talk to.

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CBS is returning to Britain to find their Craig Ferguson replacement for The Late Show, and they’ve found him in affable writer/producer James Corden. Corden has appeared in films such as The Three Musketeers, Gavin and Stacey, and is appearing in the upcoming Into the Woods.

That might not be terribly helpful in learning more about this dude, so we gave a clip of Corden as a guest on a talk show, so just imagine he’s sitting on the other side and someone like, I dunno, Jason Segel is sitting where he is, promoting some movie.

I don’t know if this will endear Corden to viewers any more or less, but he’s also got a background in musical theater, so there will also probably be lots of…singing.

Huh.

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Norm Macdonald Would Like To Host ‘The Late Late Show’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/norm-macdonald-would-like-to-host-the-late-late-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/norm-macdonald-would-like-to-host-the-late-late-show/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 17:08:25 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261431 Internet. Make this happen.

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With Craig Ferguson also leaving his post at CBS, we’ve been left to wonder who will replace him as host of The Late Late Show and will he take his robot skeleton puppet with him? While CBS continues to affirm that they have not decided who they will hire to host, a new name has been tossed into the hat. A name that would be really great at making late night weird again. A name that starred in Vampire Dog. From Splitsider:

What happened is a Norm Macdonald fan started the Twitter hashtag #latelatenormnorm yesterday, and ever since, Macdonald has been retweeting every single tweet with the hashtag in a pretty blatant attempt to express interest in the job and build momentum, or maybe he’s just goofing around.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Macdonald says he has “no idea” if him getting the job is a possibility, explaining, “I haven’t been approached by CBS. I assumed they already have someone. I know Les Moonves, really cool guy.”

For Norm’s sake, let’s hope that Moonves is not friends with OJ.

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David Letterman Gives Craig Ferguson A Half-Assed Send-Off http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/david-letterman-gives-craig-ferguson-a-half-assed-send-off/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/david-letterman-gives-craig-ferguson-a-half-assed-send-off/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:44:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261346 He reads a middling goodbye from cue cards.

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With news that Craig Ferguson was retiring at year’s end, most would think that David Letterman would be a little gracious and emotional regarding the news, seeing as how Letterman is his lead in and serves as the head of the production studio of Ferguson’s show.

Nope.

David Letterman read from a cue card like he was reading that a woman in Missouri drove her tractor to work in a hailstorm or something.

The whole video is pretty odd, but Letterman is pretty odd as well, so perhaps it’s to be expected. You’d think that Letterman, a man whose cycnicism is punctuated by moments of sincerity, would be able to at least make eye contact to the camera at some point, but no.

Anyway, we’ll give you a marginally better send-off here, Craig:

For ten years, you were a refreshing, sincere, and charming presence in the late night landscape. Go doing something more interesting now.

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Craig Ferguson Is Leaving ‘The Late Late Show’…To Host A Game Show http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/craig-ferguson-is-leaving-the-late-late-show-to-host-a-game-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/craig-ferguson-is-leaving-the-late-late-show-to-host-a-game-show/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:17:13 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261319 Goodbye, sir. You will be missed.

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As went David Letterman, so goes Craig Ferguson. The irreverent CBS talk show host has decided to hang up his mike at the end of the year, probably just before Letterman does the same.

Ferguson’s show is produced by Worldwide Pants, which is Letterman’s TV production company. Earlier, Worldwide Pants let it be known that, along with Letterman, they too would like to get out of the talk show game. To what extent this forced Ferguson out isn’t known, but it felt like only a matter of time before Ferguson went on to something else. He never really felt like a lifer.

As far as replacements go, no one is really being tossed around, but thankfully, those Chelsea Handler rumors were put to bed. It’s normally best that someone on network TV at bedtime for five hours a week is likable, which Handler is not.

Craig racked up ten years (!) at the desk, and managed to receive a cult following and acclaim, if not stellar ratings.

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