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(New York Daily News)   Apparently Craig Ferguson's lawyers are the smartest litigators on the planet after having placed a "Letterman retirement clause" in his contract   (nydailynews.com) divider line 79
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2014-04-05 05:37:59 AM
He's had that clause in his last few contracts.  But with their overall late night haul exceeding $300 million a year, $8-13 million isn't enough to deter CBS from getting someone else if they decide Craig Ferguson's not their best option.
 
2014-04-05 06:00:59 AM

mactheknife: He's had that clause in his last few contracts.  But with their overall late night haul exceeding $300 million a year, $8-13 million isn't enough to deter CBS from getting someone else if they decide Craig Ferguson's not their best option.


Still a nice payday for being found wanting.  Actually, I like his show.
 
2014-04-05 07:20:32 AM
Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-04-05 07:58:44 AM
It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.
 
2014-04-05 08:06:22 AM

jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.


Whatever you're smoking, please share with the rest of us. Ferguson isn't "young" enough, Conan already failed in the same timeslot on the younger-skewing NBC, Stewart makes WAY too much to ever leave Comedy Central, and McHale...well, that's a remote possibility, perhaps.

Think more along the lines of Ellen Degeneres, Drew Carey, Chris Hardwick or even Aisha Taylor if CBS really wanted to shake things up.
 
2014-04-05 08:37:02 AM

Man On A Mission: jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.

Whatever you're smoking, please share with the rest of us. Ferguson isn't "young" enough, Conan already failed in the same timeslot on the younger-skewing NBC, Stewart makes WAY too much to ever leave Comedy Central, and McHale...well, that's a remote possibility, perhaps.

Think more along the lines of Ellen Degeneres, Drew Carey, Chris Hardwick or even Aisha Taylor if CBS really wanted to shake things up.


ellen & drew both already have fark you money and have their own good thing going on. not to mention this is CBS. lots of old viewers won't watch ellen cause of that 'I kissed a girl and I liked it' thing
 
2014-04-05 08:54:14 AM

Speaker2Animals: Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching.


Me too. I hear Fallon is okay too though.
 
2014-04-05 10:48:07 AM

jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.


Forget Stewart (and Colbert). They have their own little segment of late night carved out.

Joel McHale would be great. Would he be Ready For Late Night Broadcast? And who would replace him on The Soup?
 
2014-04-05 10:53:18 AM
Here's one: Tom Bergeron.

He's walking away from Disney's "Ow! My Balls!" Offer him enough money and he could walk from "Dancing with the C-Listers".
 
2014-04-05 11:13:27 AM
Ferguson is to "WTF?" for the 11:30 timeslot and they know it. I think they also know he'd walk away before he'd make the changes they'd want to put him there. I love his show and wouldn't want him to move because of that.

I just hope they give him a decent lead-in. Even with DVR, I think that lead-in matters.
 
2014-04-05 11:15:38 AM

OtherLittleGuy: jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.

Forget Stewart (and Colbert). They have their own little segment of late night carved out.

Joel McHale would be great. Would he be Ready For Late Night Broadcast? And who would replace him on The Soup?


This notion that a job on broadcast TV is always superior to a job on cable TV is still hanging around, even though it hasn't been true for quite a while now.  I mean, I remember that a few years ago, people were bouncing around the idea that Jon Stewart should take over the CBS Evening News.  Why the hell would he want to give up what he's got so he can do his act at 6:30 for old people snoozing in front of the TV after coming home from having the early bird special at Country Kitchen?

For a lot of the people they are mentioning, this is a lateral move.  And it would be to a show that's really no bigger or more prestigious than they've got now.
 
2014-04-05 11:21:19 AM
Good for them for making sure he gets paid no matter what.

And, purely as hosts I think he could easily hold up to Fallon and Kimmel and would probably end up dominating them both. I guess he just isn't a name they want in that slot.
 
2014-04-05 11:26:35 AM

NickelP: Man On A Mission: jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.

Whatever you're smoking, please share with the rest of us. Ferguson isn't "young" enough, Conan already failed in the same timeslot on the younger-skewing NBC, Stewart makes WAY too much to ever leave Comedy Central, and McHale...well, that's a remote possibility, perhaps.

Think more along the lines of Ellen Degeneres, Drew Carey, Chris Hardwick or even Aisha Taylor if CBS really wanted to shake things up.

ellen & drew both already have fark you money and have their own good thing going on. not to mention this is CBS. lots of old viewers won't watch ellen cause of that 'I kissed a girl and I liked it' thing


That's just silly. I kissed a girl and liked it too.
 
2014-04-05 11:30:44 AM
Like CBS would ever let Geoff Peterson the gay robot, Secretariat, the rusty trombone, the Shy Houseband and "Ay Caramba" swearing, among other things, make the jump to 11:35pm. But then Ferguson is no idiot so if he ever got picked he may not even want those bits to survive anyways. Which would be too bad because it's that stuff and more which makes his show so hilarious.
 
2014-04-05 11:31:00 AM
Tonight on CBS, it's The Late Show with Ryan Seacrest.
 
2014-04-05 11:35:11 AM
I'm sure both Pat Sajak and Chevy Chase would also be available for that timeslot.
 
2014-04-05 11:47:31 AM
I would love to see Craig at 11:30 but only if they don't touch his format.
 
2014-04-05 11:48:30 AM
Here's the logical replacement:
oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2014-04-05 11:55:34 AM
I love Craig Ferguson as well, and find him the funniest of all the late-night chat show hosts, but there's no way the brass at CBS would let him do his show at 11:30.  He gets away with a lot of what he does because it comes on after midnight.  I'm not even sure who would be a good replacement for Letterman; Conan has his own show on TBS, Colbert/Stewart aren't leaving Comedy Central, Joel McHale isn't funny enough (IMO), and Chelsea Handler, the other name I've heard bandied about, isn't sober enough.
 
2014-04-05 11:56:27 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen, for one night only, it's The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Tune in tomorrow night for The Late Show with Stephen Cobert, the new host of The Late Show for years and years to come.

/Wonder if that would make it through court
//Doubt CBS wants to take away NBC's long running and hard earned title as biggest jerks in late night staffing decisions
 
2014-04-05 12:00:37 PM
pbs.twimg.comorimages.amcnetworks.com

But seriously, you think Drew Carey guest hosting for Craig on Tuesday was just a coincidence?
 
2014-04-05 12:05:31 PM
Litigators litigate, they don't write contracts
 
2014-04-05 12:10:31 PM

Corn_Fed: I'm sure both Pat Sajak and Chevy Chase would also be available for that timeslot.


Chevy Chase would be awesome. I'd tune in just to watch him be an asshole to every person in a fifty foot radius.
 
2014-04-05 12:12:39 PM
I vote for Eric Andre.  Blow the biatch up!
 
2014-04-05 12:14:11 PM
It's CBS. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to get Leno.
 
2014-04-05 12:17:15 PM

MylesHeartVodak: Tonight on CBS, it's The Late Show with Ryan Seacrest.


Ugh, you're right.
 
2014-04-05 12:18:42 PM
They will just  fire Craig  so they don't have to pay that
 
2014-04-05 12:22:52 PM

StrikitRich: But seriously, you think Drew Carey guest hosting for Craig on Tuesday was just a coincidence?


No, I think they announced a couple of weeks ago that they were trading shows for one particular day on which it's common to pull a jape or two.
 
2014-04-05 12:28:19 PM
Yeah, I'd be curious to see Hardwick as well...but man, he's still a niche host overall, right?  For a certain segment he's all over the place, but does your average late night (network) watcher know who the hell he is?  For that matter, I can't see him ever giving up his current career for it.  He has a damn good thing going with Nerdist/Legendary and @Midnight.

Now McHale, there's an interesting idea if he had any interest at all in it.
 
2014-04-05 12:31:36 PM
Carey's not going anywhere - The Price Is Right is a pretty good gig.

Though to be fair, I think Ferguson was a bit winded by the end of his guest shot. Barker managed his longevity by being the sane person next to the insane winners - Ferguson was as excited as his winners, and you could kind of see him thinking "hm, maybe Barker had it right" by the end of the show...

/I loved seeing Geoff driving "A New Car!" though.

//wanna see Ferguson at 11:35...
 
2014-04-05 12:33:51 PM
I don't want Ferguson to move out of his show.  He's farking golden where he is and he has a tight-knit, devoted fanbase.  Chelsea Handler's too drunk.  Maybe Carrie Fisher if it's important that the host be a drunk psychopath.  Chris Hardwick probably wouldn't require a hard money-sell to move out of BBCAmerica's basement.  I don't think that he would have enough chutzpah to turn the guests' at-ease meters on and off at will.  Letterman's pretty good at that and Carson was better.  You can't do a total unknown like Harley Morenstein but if Craig were to move to Letterman's slot, I think Harley could provide at least an acceptable ad hoc replacement.  What about another British Comic to replace Ferguson (sorry if this is threadjacking.  Delete as appropriate)? Dara O'Briain would be perfect as the snarky outsider commentator on American foibles.
 
2014-04-05 12:35:48 PM
My favorite suggestions so far are Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Hamm, or Tina Fey.
 
2014-04-05 12:41:57 PM

Lokasenna: No, I think they announced a couple of weeks ago that they were trading shows for one particular day on which it's common to pull a jape or two


Not to mention it was Craig's idea in the first place.

I have no doubt that Ferguson could host the main show.  He'd have to ditch the WTF aspects of his show, the swearing, etc, but lost in all the bizarre stuff that they do is that he is by far the best in the interview segments of anyone on late night shows.

I don't think CBS will pick him, but he could definitely do a good show if they did.
 
2014-04-05 12:54:48 PM
"Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching "

Me too, only reason I don't watch his current show is it's on too late.
If they put Craig in Letterman's chair, I'll get off the internet and go watch, may even watch the local news for a change.
 
2014-04-05 01:26:04 PM

mbangel10: My favorite suggestions so far are Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Hamm, or Tina Fey.


those are all terrible options
 
2014-04-05 01:31:18 PM

taxandspend: JosephFinn: Yeah, I'd be curious to see Hardwick as well...but man, he's still a niche host overall, right?  For a certain segment he's all over the place, but does your average late night (network) watcher know who the hell he is?  For that matter, I can't see him ever giving up his current career for it.  He has a damn good thing going with Nerdist/Legendary and @Midnight.

Now McHale, there's an interesting idea if he had any interest at all in it.

Chris Hardwick isn't funny  enough to host The Late Show.

FTFM.


To be fair to Hardwick, he is a pretty decent interviewer, he is pretty much poltically neutral, and has a fanbase. Yeah he has his eye rolling moments, but there are people that like what he does.

Granted, he doesn't have a chance in hell to get the job; but he is decently funny to some people and I can think of much worse comedians that are out there.

Honestly, my money is on Drew Carey. His April Fools show wasn't bad for his first time. With proper polishing and some good advice from Peter Lassally, I think Carey would be a better fit.
 
2014-04-05 01:37:14 PM

slepygryhnd:  I love his show and wouldn't want him to move because of that.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 
2014-04-05 02:01:06 PM
I don't think Drew Carey would leave Price Is Right, but I bet he'd do well at Late Night...I'd definitely give it a shot.


Drew Carey's cool
 
2014-04-05 02:10:00 PM

almejita: I don't think Drew Carey would leave Price Is Right, but I bet he'd do well at Late Night...I'd definitely give it a shot.


Drew Carey's cool


Just watched Drew Carey's monologue from the April Fools Late Late Show. It was pretty funny.
 
2014-04-05 02:13:41 PM

jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.


These guys are all really successful. None of them, or Drew Carey for that matter, is going to take a job that requires him to stay up until 1:30 am five days each week.
 
2014-04-05 02:16:35 PM
I thought John Oliver was in the frame too. He'd be good.
 
2014-04-05 02:24:54 PM

jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.


And yet its Colbert who is the lead contender now.
 
2014-04-05 02:26:52 PM

Speaker2Animals: Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching.


This. I enjoy seeing the wet spots many of his "half his age" female guests leave on the upholstery. I don't necessarily get it, but I like it.
 
2014-04-05 02:27:00 PM

skinink: Just watched Drew Carey's monologue from the April Fools Late Late Show. It was pretty funny.


I thought it was awful.  I really wished he stopped giggling to himself.  Ferguson on Price is Right was awesome.

"I really have no idea what happens next"
 
2014-04-05 02:33:22 PM

SpartacusHobbs: It's CBS. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to get Leno.


Dave would resign a contract before letting Jay take his spot, again.
 
2014-04-05 02:39:29 PM

mbangel10: My favorite suggestions so far are Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Hamm, or Tina Fey.


Since The Late Show is so NYC, I wonder if Craig would want to move back there.  NPH would be a good choice for The Late Late Show, though.

Don't really want to believe that CBS would want any SNL or other of Lorne Michaels' cast of characters, so Tina may a hard sell.
 
2014-04-05 02:39:33 PM

Valiente: Speaker2Animals: Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching.

This. I enjoy seeing the wet spots many of his "half his age" female guests leave on the upholstery. I don't necessarily get it, but I like it.


I feel like a perv for asking this, but pics or it didn't happen.
 
2014-04-05 02:41:50 PM
Pure and simple, Craig wouldn't work with a 11:30 time slot. He would be forced to give up too much of what makes his show so much fun. He has so much more freedom with the Late Late Show than he would with the flagship.
 
2014-04-05 02:59:07 PM
Just an FYI. Howard Stern just declined wanting to host the show because Howard Stern
 
2014-04-05 03:30:48 PM
Piers Morgan is available.
 
2014-04-05 03:57:18 PM

gingerjet: skinink: Just watched Drew Carey's monologue from the April Fools Late Late Show. It was pretty funny.

I thought it was awful.  I really wished he stopped giggling to himself.  Ferguson on Price is Right was awesome.

"I really have no idea what happens next"


My favorite moment on the Ferguson Price is Right is when they had Geoff Peterson announcing the prizes for one game, and after he gave all the specs and features of  the washer and dryer they were giving away, he said brightly "And I think I dated him!"

I'm pretty sure that's the edgiest comedy they've ever had on TPIR.
 
2014-04-05 04:01:18 PM

Wellon Dowd: These guys are all really successful. None of them, or Drew Carey for that matter, is going to take a job that requires him to stay up until 1:30 am five days each week.


You don't actually believe those shows are aired live, do you? Seriously?

/ Where's the bill of sale for that bridge I "own"? I think I have a new sucker customer
 
2014-04-05 04:05:42 PM

StrikitRich: mbangel10: My favorite suggestions so far are Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Hamm, or Tina Fey.

Since The Late Show is so NYC, I wonder if Craig would want to move back there.  NPH would be a good choice for The Late Late Show, though.


NPH was mentioned in a thread last night and it really sort of clicked for me.  He's got nearly a decade with CBS now playing a hugely popular character on a hugely popular show that just ended, he's charming, talented, versatile, looks great in a suit, and is no stranger to performing live in front of an audience on a nightly basis thanks to his EXTENSIVE theater work.  The only thing he has going against him is that he's openly gay, which might alienate some of the dinosaur crowd.  Then again, he's been brought in for other traditionally dinosaur-enjoyed live CBS events like the Thanksgiving Day Parade and did just fine.  CBS offering him the spot wouldn't be a bad move.

Of course, there's still Conan.  Word is his contract with TBS is also up in 2015, so the timing could work.  On the other hand, TBS has by all accounts really treated Conan well, and from his behavior during the whole "Jay Leno retiring oops not really" fiasco Conan isn't the kind of person to just ditch someone casually because, hey, more money. I mean if it was enough money he would obviously, but he'd still do his best to not screw over TBS in the process at least.  That might sour the deal.
 
2014-04-05 04:10:44 PM
I like Chelsea Handler, but she's way too unpredictable and uncontrollable for the 1130 slot. I'm not sure CBS would even take a chance on her for 1230 if the moved Ferguson. I'd sure watch, though.
 
2014-04-05 04:21:23 PM

Lokasenna: Valiente: Speaker2Animals: Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching.

This. I enjoy seeing the wet spots many of his "half his age" female guests leave on the upholstery. I don't necessarily get it, but I like it.

I feel like a perv for asking this, but pics or it didn't happen.


No physical evidence, but the best example is his most recent interview with Angela Kinsey. The best part starts right around 5:55 when they start talking about "respect".  Absolutely none of his late night competition could have that "respect" conversation with any actress.  Craig has similar conversations with just about all of them.  Plus, there's Liza and Tuyen ... I love to watch Liza dance...
 
2014-04-05 04:34:02 PM
Wellon Dowd: jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.

These guys are all really successful. None of them, or Drew Carey for that matter, is going to take a job that requires him to stay up until 1:30 am five days each week.


Nice try.  3/10.  I don't believe you are this dumb.  You managed to turn on your computer/device and type this here.


Meet your new late show host WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW LOOOOOOOOOK

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-04-05 04:34:14 PM
Hugo Weaving would be cool.
 
x23
2014-04-05 04:48:45 PM

Wellon Dowd: jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.

These guys are all really successful. None of them, or Drew Carey for that matter, is going to take a job that requires him to stay up until 1:30 am five days each week.


not sure if serious. they tape like at 3pm or something. this isn't like 1950 where the shows have to air live.
 
2014-04-05 04:51:18 PM

x23: Wellon Dowd: jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.

These guys are all really successful. None of them, or Drew Carey for that matter, is going to take a job that requires him to stay up until 1:30 am five days each week.

not sure if serious. they tape like at 3pm or something. this isn't like 1950 where the shows have to air live.


Even if they did air live, he's on the left coast.  They'd run at 9:30pm for a 12:30am ET/11:30pm CT airing.
 
2014-04-05 05:32:50 PM

jake_lex: This notion that a job on broadcast TV is always superior to a job on cable TV is still hanging around, even though it hasn't been true for quite a while now. I mean, I remember that a few years ago, people were bouncing around the idea that Jon Stewart should take over the CBS Evening News.


Also, some long-timers at Espn have been wooed by the networks and chosen to stay, Berman and Ley for example. Sure, some have left (Patrick, Steiner, Kilborn, etc.) but it's not a hard and fast rule.
 
2014-04-05 05:36:01 PM
I wish Phil Hartman was still alive.
 
2014-04-05 05:36:47 PM

sinanju: Lokasenna: Valiente: Speaker2Animals: Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching.

This. I enjoy seeing the wet spots many of his "half his age" female guests leave on the upholstery. I don't necessarily get it, but I like it.

I feel like a perv for asking this, but pics or it didn't happen.

No physical evidence, but the best example is his most recent interview with Angela Kinsey. The best part starts right around 5:55 when they start talking about "respect".  Absolutely none of his late night competition could have that "respect" conversation with any actress.  Craig has similar conversations with just about all of them.  Plus, there's Liza and Tuyen ... I love to watch Liza dance...


I loved watching him with Berenice Marlohe - there's a woman who seems like a lot of fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmOXo72bYOU

In the first two minutes she starts getting a little warm because of Ferguson's Sean Connery impression.
 
2014-04-05 06:33:04 PM

oukewldave: Wellon Dowd: jbc: It will be one of four people: Ferguson, Conan, Jon Stewart or Joel McHale.

These guys are all really successful. None of them, or Drew Carey for that matter, is going to take a job that requires him to stay up until 1:30 am five days each week.

Nice try.  3/10.  I don't believe you are this dumb.  You managed to turn on your computer/device and type this here.


Meet your new late show host WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW LOOOOOOOOOK

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Have you read Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko?

Some believe that giving voice to an idea can be a sort of spell, that giving a tangible form in writing or speech lends power to something that may just be a hope or wish.  Even if the spirit is not sincere, even if the expression is not something we want to come to pass, by releasing a thought in to the world we give it power we do not control.  It is apart from the speaker.

And that is why you need to STFU and GTFO before you release any more evil on the world.
 
2014-04-05 06:53:24 PM
www.nndb.com

*changes last name to Ferguson*
 
2014-04-05 07:24:40 PM
Why does there even have to be a talk show? Just show video of puppies and fireworks and semi-naked people. It will pull in the ratings.
 
2014-04-05 07:30:40 PM
First of all, this is pretty common.  Everyone at 12:30 - Fallon, Conan, Kilborn - has had this is in their contract.  Even Letterman himself had it in his contract in the event that Carson retired and we all know how that turned out.  Ferguson will get the money.

StrikitRich: SpartacusHobbs: It's CBS. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to get Leno.

Dave would resign a contract before letting Jay take his spot, again.


As I said in the thread the other day, Dave would take it in a heartbeat.  He wants his show to be the next legacy show like The Tonight Show and there's no better feeling that have Leno be the one to follow in his footsteps like he did Carson's.
 
2014-04-05 07:37:28 PM
(But I don't believe Jay would move to NY)
 
2014-04-05 07:54:22 PM
Arsinio.
 
2014-04-05 08:42:32 PM

mbangel10: My favorite suggestions so far are Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Hamm, or Tina Fey.


While Hamm is extremely good-looking, he's not very bright, and even if you play an idiot as a host/interviewer (as Letterman did for years) you actually have to be really smart to make the format work.  Don't believe me? Check out Hamm's hosting turn on SNL.

Fey would be awesome.  NPH is not an bad choice, as he's actually young enough that he could do the job for the next twenty years.

It would be a step down for Ellen, and she's have to give up some control.  Drew Carrey has stated that he's lazy, which is why he likes TPIR: he only works a few hours a week.  Hosting a talk show is a 40-60 hour a week job (I saw Craig Ferguson a couple years ago doing stand-up and he spent some time talking about how much he actually works to put out an hour of TV a night) and you have to be there when a big news story breaks and you're suddenly throwing out the entire monologue right before you tape.
 
2014-04-05 09:02:19 PM
I'd put Ferguson in Letterman's spot and put Tom Lennon in Ferguson's spot.
 
2014-04-05 09:08:17 PM

sinanju: I'd put Ferguson in Letterman's spot and put Tom Lennon in Ferguson's spot.


Here's an interesting question: Letterman has always gotten to chose who was on after him and he gets to chose his replacement.  But what does Ferguson's contract say about his replacement, I wonder?
 
2014-04-05 10:19:35 PM
I like Ferguson a lot better than I've ever liked Letterman. Thing is though that thy have two completely different styles and demographics. It'd be hard to tell if the dry humor-loving Letterman crowd would take to Ferguson's raunchy sturm und drang style of comedy.
 
2014-04-05 10:47:27 PM
Hmm...how to fill a spot for a young, deadpan, cranky comic who couldn't give a shiat what you think about him...behold the next host of Late Night:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-06 04:42:53 AM

Kurmudgeon: "Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching "

Me too, only reason I don't watch his current show is it's on too late.
If they put Craig in Letterman's chair, I'll get off the internet and go watch, may even watch the local news for a change.


Link. Keep it on the downlow. He's been booted from YouTube twice.
 
2014-04-06 08:51:20 AM

BalugaJoe: Piers Morgan is available.


Die.In.A.Fire.   :-)
 
2014-04-06 01:29:03 PM
Apparently Craig Ferguson's lawyers are the smartest litigators on the planet after having placed a "Letterman retirement clause" in his contract


That's been a standard clause in the contracts of potential late-night replacement hosts for the past quarter-century. Helen Kushnick got that into Leno's renewal as permanent Tonight Show guest host, so that he'd get a fat penalty payment if anyone other than him replaced Carson.
 
2014-04-06 02:32:09 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Kurmudgeon: "Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching "

Me too, only reason I don't watch his current show is it's on too late.
If they put Craig in Letterman's chair, I'll get off the internet and go watch, may even watch the local news for a change.

Link. Keep it on the downlow. He's been booted from YouTube twice.


?? Ferg videos are all over Youtube; why would those get booted?
 
2014-04-06 08:56:07 PM

Speaker2Animals: 100 Watt Walrus: Kurmudgeon: "Ferguson is the only one of all the late night hosts I ever bother watching "

Me too, only reason I don't watch his current show is it's on too late.
If they put Craig in Letterman's chair, I'll get off the internet and go watch, may even watch the local news for a change.

Link. Keep it on the downlow. He's been booted from YouTube twice.

?? Ferg videos are all over Youtube; why would those get booted?


Complete episodes posted daily. CBS comes around requesting YouTube bring out the banhammer a couple times a year. Last summer there were three sources for daily full episodes on YouTube. They all disappeared on the same day. This guy moved to DM after getting shut down at YouTube three times in as many years. (It's fine by me. My Roku can stream DM.)
 
2014-04-06 08:58:14 PM
For the record, I'd gladly watch LLS on CBS.com if...

1) Their player didn't suck donkey ass

2) They'd leave shows up for more than a few days.

There's just no valid reason to not put them up and leave them up. It's not like a prime-time show that's going to be coming out on DVD in a few months, so they want to create false scarcity. Leaving Ferguson or Letterman episodes up forever costs them nothing but a little bandwidth. It's horribly short-sighted of CBS.
 
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