Craig Ferguson is set to make a reappearance on the late-night scene as Sony Pictures hunts for a seat at the table. He’s perhaps best known for hosting the late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS from 2005 to 2014. The Scottish-American star also hosted the game show Celebrity Name Game from 2014 to 2017.
Craig Ferguson’s return to late-night TV
Channel Surf with Craig Ferguson is reportedly on a 30-minute time slot as opposed to the industry standard of 1 hour for syndicated talk shows. A pilot for Channel Surf with Craig Ferguson has already been recorded in the U.K. and reports say that Sony is aiming for a return in the Fall of this year. If all goes accordingly, we will be seeing Ferguson on our TVs very soon.
As the landscape of late-night changes, the introduction of a syndicated late-night talk show brings an opportunity for more humor and more variety to the space, something that viewers will be very welcoming of.
“I wanted to do Channel Surf because I think television is ready for the return of the silly/ funny/ occasional lip-synching puppet format. Also, it’s a TV show which contains clips of questionable moments from other TV shows thus creating a spectacular visual turducken of stupid,” Ferguson stated.
Ferguson’s brand of comedy is coming
The popular comedian tweeted about his return to late-night, saying, “The turducken of stupid cometh.” The response on Twitter was very positive with one user commenting, “It’s a great day for America!” Others reminisced about Ferguson’s previous highlights and interviews.
It appears that many viewers are excited about what is to come. The success of Ferguson’s The Late Late Show days put him in good stride for a triumphant return.
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