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Craig Ferguson Already Has Another Talk Show Lined Up

According to a new report in Variety, Craig Ferguson won’t be wasting much time between leaving the Late Late Show on CBS at the end of this year and starting up a new syndicated talk show to air at 7 p.m. across the Tribune Media station group.

The half-hour show, for which Ferguson is said to be in final negotiations, would be run by Michael Naidus, his current executive producer on CBS, and would serve as a lead-in to primetime, with a rerun of a popular sitcom such as The Big Bang Theory to run in the 7:30 p.m. slot. Tribune’s stations include WPIX-II in New York and KTLA-5 in Los Angeles among many others.

Earlier this month, reports circulated that British comedian James Corden will replace Ferguson on the Late Late Show. CBS decided to give Stephen Colbert the Late Show spot after David Letterman announced his retirement as opposed to giving the shot to Ferguson, who was seen as a possible, but unlikely successor.

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