CBS May Replace CRAIG FERGUSON with Political Talk Show
Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's LATE LATE SHOW recently announced his upcoming retirement from the late night talk show. While speculation has begun over which comedian may take over as host, Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler surprised everyone at the network's Television Critics Association session, that the show may not necessarily take the comedy route.
"We're looking at it through a different lens," Tassler said about the possibilities for the 12:30 AM slot. "The knee-jerk reaction is to go for another traditional, behind-the-desk interview show. But we are looking for all types of hosts, there is the political world, not just the comic world."
Tassler when on to share that the The Late Late Show replacement may or may not be a talk show, and may also try the option of revolving hosts to determine which talent strikes a chord with viewers.
Tassler also revealed that the network is in now in discussions with Stephen Colbert, who will soon take over for exiting Late Show host David Letterman regaring the format of his new Late Show. She explained that the Emmy winning host will not be bringing the persona from his Comedy Central program. "He does want the interview format," Tassler said, adding that talks are still on going as to whether to have a band on the show or not.